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What is a leading cause of death for seniors?

Falls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that falls are the top cause of injury-related death in people age 65 and older. About 2 million people in this age bracket visited an emergency room in 2005 for fall-related injuries. Twenty to 30 percent suffered injuries such as broken hips or traumatic brain injuries.

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