When a winter storm bearing heavy amounts of ice and snow makes its way through your neighborhood, getting where you need to go can be tricky. But as we age, ice-covered sidewalks and driveways can become more than just a nuisance.

According to geriatrician Ronan Factora, MD, people over the age of 65 are more prone to suffering a broken bone from a slip and fall on the ice.

Why winter’s more dangerous as you age

 

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