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- Website: Mayo Clinic
- Resource type: Article
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Stay physically active and wear proper footwear to prevent falls. Good lighting and assistive devices can also help prevent falls. This resource includes questions to ask your doctor if you are concerned about falling.
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Rated on: 12/14/2016 4:24:33 PM
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