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- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
- According to a newly released CDC study, fall-related TBI deaths in the United States increased by 17% from 2008 to 2017—with older adults age 75 and up most at risk for a fall.
- Healthcare providers can help prevent falls among older adults by implementing CDC’s STEADI initiative with their patients.
- People with diabetes are more than twice as likely to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) than those who don’t have diabetes—about 1 in 3 adults with diabetes may have CKD.
- Many people don’t know they have CKD until the disease is advanced and they need dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive.
- Healthcare professionals can ensure their patients with diabetes are tested for CKD and help them understand how to prevent or delay the disease.
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