10 ways to prevent falls

November 1993
Women in Business;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p6
Presents suggestions from the American Physical Therapy Association on how to prevent falls. Keeping extension cords out of pathways; Avoiding chairs without arms; Flooring; More.


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