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News article: Falls take a rising toll on elderly brains

Posted March 17, 2017

"Health officials have been increasing their focus on brain injuries among all ages, especially younger people. CDC investigators thought the overall rise in brain injuries might be mainly caused by rising awareness of sports-related head injuries in kids and young adults, and more diagnosis of injuries in that group that in the past were not recorded. 'But when we dug a little bit more into the numbers, we found the larger driver is older adult falls,' said the CDC's Matt Breiding, a co-author of the new report." [emphasis added]


Read the article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/falls-elderly-cdc-1.4028335