Prevent Falls

Do This, Not That

•  Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children ages 0 to 19. Every day, about 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries.

•  Almost 86,000 fall injuries each year are linked with dogs and cats. This includes falling or tripping over the animal or its toys and/or being pulled down or pushed by a dog.

•  One out of 3 people age 65 and older takes a bad fall every year. And in this age group, falls are the leading cause of death by injury.

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