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Health Check: Fall prevention starts with exercise

[Twelve News, September 15, 2015] At Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, the emergency department sees its fair share of injuries related to falls. "Probably four or five times a week we're down in the emergency room seeing patients who have had a fall but probably didn't hurt themselves bad enough to get admitted," said Chris Wellner, manager of acute therapy services at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern. Wellner calls falls among elderly people a 'big' public health concern. View Courage Kenny to offer fall risk assessments story.

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