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Are walkers causing more seniors to fall; a new study suggests that walkers may be part of the problem of falls rather than the solution.

  Are walkers causing more seniors to fall; a new study suggests that walkers may be part of the problem of falls rather than the solution. A fall for a senior citizen can be devastating, affecting their mobility with a broken limb or worse, a broken hip. For years, the idea for poor balance due to aging was simple; give them a walker, teach them how to use it and they are less likely to fall. A new study suggests that the devices themselves may actually cause them to fall in certain situations. Sometimes, the walkers design itself causes them Read More »