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Falls have been and continue to be a leading cause of death among older persons in the United States, affecting at least one in three persons, or as many as one in two persons over 65 years of age each year. This present Special Edition thus sought to examine current research concerning the causes, consequences, and intervention approaches in the context of falls injuries among the elderly.


This editorial originally appeared in Open Longevity Science, available at DOI: 10.2174/1876326X01105010001

© Ray Marks; Licensee Bentham Open. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.



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