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Beyond Superstition: Preventing Accidents In and Around the Home

Friday the 13th can be an ominous day for those who are superstitious. While the exact origins of Friday the 13th are unknown, historians believe that it dates back to the Middle Ages and that it’s rooted in Biblical stories. Whether or not you believe in the superstitions of Friday the 13th, there are still real dangers that can be lurking in and around your home.

If your physician, family members or friends have discussed the importance of safety and accident prevention with you, they’re not just being superstitious. Due to the prevalence of fall risk myths, it can be easy to think that you will never experience an accident, but the reality is that more than one in four adults over the age of 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.