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Mind your step to prevent falls.

Attention Gen-Xers: You Could Be at Risk for Falling, Too

You may think this is only an issue for your elderly parents, but new research shows even those in their 50s need to watch their step.

By Lara DeSanto
Tai chi class outside.

What's the Best Exercise to Boost Balance and Prevent Falls?

Older adults who practice the ancient Chinese martial art tai chi have a lower risk of falling than those who participate in other forms of exercise.

By Diane Domina
Woman stepping down stairs outside.

Falls Are a Concern Even at Age 40, Especially for Women

Seniors are not the only ones at risk for falling — in fact, fall risk increases significantly after the age of 40, most notably, in women, say researchers.

By Diane Domina
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Choosing Mobility Aids for Multiple Sclerosis

Most people living with MS have some level of difficulty walking. Fortunately, many challenges can be alleviated by choosing from a wide variety of mobility aids.

By Lisa Emrich
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Strong Glutes Important for Stability

A new study suggests that part of the reason older people fall to is due to a physiological change in the gluteal muscles. Learn how to strengthen these muscles.

By Dorian Martin
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An Exercise Program to Help Seniors Maintain Their Balance

Last fall, my dad had a series of falls. The first time, he tripped while carrying bags of groceries as he entered his apartment. He couldn’t get to a phone, but luckily he subscribes to the Life Alert program in which he wears a necklace with an ale...

By Dorian Martin