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frail

a quantity of raisins or figs equal to between 50 and 75 pounds
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Maggie Says We all hate to see our once capable parents becoming frailer.
Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the data confirmed "the massive stresses the health care system is under", and that it reflected an older and frailer hospital population.
That may be because frailer people are more likely to fall, he said.
A viral story also claimed that Kidman looks "frailer than ever" because of their marital woes.
We have an older, frailer population with increasingly complex medical problems, a lack of funding across health and social care to meet demand, a recruitment crisis and persistently poor performance."
Despite reportedly making him frailer, Bex says his jungle stint played no part in his tragic death.
The researchers found that, among patients diagnosed with heart failure, women were more likely to be older and frailer than men.
Later Life Training is a not-for-profit provider of specialist exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with "older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors".
Of the total cases, 47 percent were female and were more likely to be older and frailer, to have lower income and to have multiple chronic illnesses.
"For example, it is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain services across four main hospital sites, to attract and retain substantive staff and to provide the right care in the right settings to meet the needs of our growing older and frailer population.
We need to begin to ask our politicians how they intend to get us ready for an increasingly older, frailer, and more expensive senior population.<br />Stanley F.