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UTMB to participate in $30M study to prevent falls in older people - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

December 20, 2014

UTMB to participate in $30M study to prevent falls in older people

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:05 am

GALVESTON — Each year, 1 out of 3 adults 65 and older will fall, sustaining injuries that can lead to a precipitous decline in health, loss of independence or even death.

Seeking new ways to address the personal and public health burden of these falls, the University of Texas Medical Branch is participating, along with nine other clinical health system sites across the country, in a clinical trial to test individually tailored interventions for preventing fall-related injuries.

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