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11/21/2013    

APMA IN THE NEWS - PART 2


Proper Footwear Can Prevent Falls: APMA President 


 


Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, 2.3 million fall injuries sent older folks to emergency rooms, 662,000 required hospitalizations, and falls cost $30 billion in direct medical costs, the CDC says.


 













Dr. Matthew Garoufalis



 


“Preventing falls among older Americans is a top health priority, and improved balance can help reduce the risk of a fall,” says Dr. Matthew Garoufalis, a podiatrist and president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). “Proper footwear can help improve balance, especially in older people who may struggle with mobility and balance issues.”


 


Source: Scoop (San Diego) [11/18/13]
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