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falls

dynamic postural instability, characteristic of old age, usually carrying significant morbidity, e.g. fractures, resultant decreased quality of life and increased mortality; tendency to fall is exacerbated by systemic illnesses, general confusion, drug therapies, foot pathologies, gait alterations (e.g. slow speed, short step length, narrow stride width, varied stepping frequency, stride length variability); inappropriate footwear, loss of visual acuity, loss of balance and poor home circumstances
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The circumstances of many were very lamentable: However, being a hardy race of people, and accustomed to difficulties and necessities, they were wonderfully supported through all their sufferings, until the ensuing Fall, when we received abundance from the fertile soil.
And thus, by changing the situation of the stone, as often as there is occasion, the island is made to rise and fall by turns in an oblique direction, and by those alternate risings and fallings (the obliquity being not considerable) is conveyed from one part of the dominions to the other.
Higginbotham's), Dominicus rose in the gray of the morning, put the little mare into the green cart, and trotted swiftly away towards Parker's Falls.
Besides, he remarked that the balloon tended to fall considerably.
Thus, when you and I, asleep or dozing off to sleep, fall through space and awake to sickening consciousness just before we strike, we are merely remembering what happened to our arboreal ancestors, and which has been stamped by cerebral changes into the heredity of the race.
And Sitka Charley, standing upright, maybe falls down and stands upright again.
So I had a VERY little way to fall, you see--But there WAS the danger of falling INTO it, to be sure.
It is too soon yet," answered Sancho, "for we have only been a month going in quest of adventures, and so far we have met with nothing that can be called one, for it will happen that when one thing is looked for another thing is found; however, if my master Don Quixote gets well of this wound, or fall, and I am left none the worse of it, I would not change my hopes for the best title in Spain.
See that you fall not into the hands of your foes as men caught in the meshes of a net, and they sack your fair city forthwith.
Occasionally we would strike our heads against some projecting limb of a tree; and while imprudently engaged in rubbing the injured part, would fall sprawling amongst filthy fragments, cutting and bruising ourselves, whilst the unpitying waters flowed over our prostrate bodies.
The spout, above which he had stood, arrested him in his fall.
Tarzan, happily, was uninjured by the fall, alighting catlike upon all fours far outspread to take up the shock.