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What changes can I make to help reduce falls in my home?

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoporosis, so my bones are going to break more easily. My doctor told me I should therefore try to avoid falls, but he didn't say how. Any ideas?

DEAR READER: A tumble can send a person with osteoporosis down the road to disability. Many factors can increase your risk for falls. Some have to do with your physical condition; others come from the environment. There is much you can do to reduce both types of risks.