BaBalance and Aging: Understanding How Aging Impacts Decline in Balance 

“Are Falls the Invisible Epidemic?” - Dr. Bob Mirsky 

Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death among adults over 65 in the U.S., causing an average of 74 deaths every day. 

This public health concern has never been sufficiently addressed by traditional methods, as shown by the rising prevalence and cost of falls over the last 20 years - despite prevention efforts.

As the aging population continues to grow, the prevalence and coinciding cost of falls will continue to rise. Some authors have noted that falls in the U.S. are “taking the shape of an epidemic.” Further, we believe falls can be considered a chronic condition....read more in our Balance and Aging: Understanding How Aging Impacts Decline in Balance