A 42-year-old member asked:
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is there any evidence for wearing a helmet to prevent a problem if an elderly person falls?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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