Duke Medicine Health News

Volume 23   •   Number 2   •   February 2017


Vestibular Function: Decline and Falls Risk

An estimated 152,000 deaths annually could be attributed to falls as a result of vestibular dysfunction, ranking it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, according to a new study published online in Frontiers of Technology Oct. 3, 2016. Research was led by Daniel M. Merfeld, PhD, director of the Jenks…


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Editor-in-Chief
Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD
J.P. Gibbons Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine,
Duke University Medical Center
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Thomas M. Bashore, MD, Professor, Medicine-Cardiology,
Duke University Medical Center
Editor
Diane Muhlfeld
Creative Director
Judi Crouse
Publisher
Timothy H. Cole
Editorial Advisory Board
Connie Bales, PhD
Professor,
Medicine-Geriatrics

Diana B. McNeill, MD, FACP
Professor,
Medicine-Endocrinology

Jeffrey Crawford, MD
Professor,
Medicine-Oncology

William E. Garrett, Jr., MD
Professor,
Orthopedic Surgery

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