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94-Year-Old Stronger Than Before Hip Fracture

Ruth Vaccaro, 94, of South Glastonbury, does leg presses at UConn Health.

After a hip fracture, statistics show that over 75% of older adults never return to their pre-fracture level of daily function and mobility. But 94-year-old Ruth Vaccaro of South Glastonbury is beating the odds thanks to STEP-HI, an innovative clinical trial underway at the UConn Center on Aging at UConn Health.

Read more about Ruth's recovery and the STEP-HI study.

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