TITLE

Identifying risk factors for falls in seniors

AUTHOR(S)
Kuritzky, Louis
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Internal Medicine Alert;1/15/2010 Supplement 3, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the risk factors for falls in seniors include cognitive status, mobility impairment, and vitamin D status.
ACCESSION #
48151538

 

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