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New Strategies for Preventing Falls

Updated guidelines recommend tai chi, reducing medications

En español | Newly updated fall prevention guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society call for a multipronged approach that begins with a thorough evaluation for fall risk in older people with a history of falls or who report feeling unsteady on their feet. The updated guidelines recommend exercises to improve balance, gait and strength — specifically advocating tai chi — and places greater emphasis on reducing medications. … Back to Article

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