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First Day of Fall: Think Fall Prevention


Injury from falls a leading cause of death for Tennessee seniors

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – A simple fall can be a nuisance for many people, but for a senior adult, it can be a matter of life or death. Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has declared September 23rd, 2010 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day to raise awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. Tennessee will join 34 other states to observe the National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of fall.

“Most falls are predictable and preventable, and there are simple steps our seniors can take to reduce their risk of injury from falls,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “We are working with our partners in the public and private sector to educate Tennesseans about this important health issue so we can all remain active and independent for years to come.” «Read the rest of this article»

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