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New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania has found walking a dog with a leash increases the risk of injury in older adults. Between 2004 and 2017, bone fractures occurring while walking a leashed dog doubled for US residents 65 years and older. Over the 13 year period, the number of fractures increased from 1671 to 4396. This represents…

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