Winter weather alerts may signal greater fall risk for elderly

January 1, 2015 4:07 PM

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Winter weather alerts may signal greater fall risk for elderly

That suggests a need for stronger cautions against going outside in icy conditions and more help from local governments, families or neighbors, according to the authors.

Those alerts "actually mean something," said David L. Buckeridge, senior author of the study. "If you’re an older adult, it’s probably better to take it easy for a day or two."

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