Every year, more than 1/3 of Americans over the age of 65 suffer a fall, resulting in more than 13,000 deaths.
The good news is there are many things we can do to help prevent those falls. Dr. Steve Zupancic from the Texas Tech Health School of Allied Health, whose specialty is in language and hearing, which of course involves balance, tells us exactly what we can do to prevent those falls.
"Removing loose rugs, making sure extension cords aren't across the major walkways, good lighting, especially around stairs and dark hallways, simple things like that could be helpful," says Dr. Zupancic.
For more useful information on how to keep your loved ones safe, the Texas Tech Health Science Center will host its third community medical school of the year this coming Tuesday, December 17th. It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Zupancic, and the best news of all is, it's free.
For more information you can call 743-2008 or go to www.ttuhsc.edu/communitymedicalschool.
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