Heart failure, stroke greater among occupants in motor vehicle accidents

(Boston University School of Medicine) New research has shown that in older adults (65 and older), being an occupant in an automobile during a motor vehicle accident may lead to heart failure or stroke, as compared to pedestrians who are involved in motor vehicle accidents.
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