It can happen in a flash- one moment you’re walking and the next, you’re down on the ground and feeling intense pain. It’s no fun to fall, and the consequences can be serious if not devastating for those of us who are older or more frail. In fact, new research suggests that patients who wind up in the emergency room due to a fall have at least a 50% chance of another adverse event within the following six months (Read the research Here). It’s clear- a bad fall can lead to a cascade of further problems. Better to try to prevent a fall, or at least minimize the damage that may come as a result. Geriatrician Leslie Kernisan has just published some good, practical advice about falls on her website, Better Health While Aging. Read her advice, and the array of fall prevention resources she connects you to, Here.