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Fall Prevention and Osteoporosis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Bruce A Baethge, MD, Rheumatology Fellowship Director, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas at Galveston.

Editors: Kristine M Lohr, MD, Associate Chief, Program Director, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Rick Kulkarni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine; Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

REFERENCE:

National Osteoporosis Foundation. "Fast Facts." <http://www.nof.org/node/40>.


Last Editorial Review: 9/21/2012

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