National Fall Prevention Awareness Day

September 23 marks the first day of fall and is appropriately labeled as National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, designed to bring awareness to one of the most preventable public health problems. According to the CDC, over 2.5 million adults 65 and over are treated in emergency departments annually for fall-related injuries. Twenty to 30 percent of these patients will suffer severe injuries, the most common being traumatic brain injuries, making it difficult to get around or live independently and increasing the risk of early death.

Reflexion Health, a digital medicine company using motion-tracking technologies to reimagine rehabilitation medicine, is joining Fall Prevention Awareness Day to bring innovative solutions to the number one cause of elderly visits to the emergency room each year.

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