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"Every year, more than two million seniors wind up in the emergency room because they fell. And one out of five falls results in a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
Most falls are blamed on risk factors such as medications that can affect balance, vision problems, and throw rugs that can be tripping hazards.
But researchers now suggest that clinicians, family members and caregivers consider another offender: infections.
Bloodstream, urinary and respiratory infections are the most common culprits for infection-related falls, according to a study..."
READ MORE HERE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/10/09/blame-the-bug-not-the-rug-a-surprising-reason-why-some-people-fall/