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Implantable defibrillators may cause dilemmas for older patients

They’ve also researched what cardiology, internal medicine and geriatric specialists understand about ICDs. Although cardiologists were well-versed in the risks and benefits, most internal medicine and geriatric doctors needed more training.

Source: Reuters
Published: 15 Jun 2018

Cruise into summer vacation with these travel tips

Although exciting, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says the elderly and their family members should plan in advance for their cruise trips. “Cruises can provide a wonderful vacation experience for seniors, but it is important that they are aware ...

Source: Baylor College of Medicine
Published: 07 Jun 2018

Geriatric Assessment Summaries May Benefit Oncologists

Providing geriatric assessment summaries for oncologists may increase the number and quality of discussions about age-related concerns and improve patient satisfaction, according to a new randomized study (abstract LBA10003) presented at the 2018 American ...

Source: Cancer Network
Published: 01 Jun 2018

Geriatric Medicine Market to See Strong Growth and Business Scope from 2017 to 2025

According to a new report published by Reports Monitor titled, “Geriatric Medicine Market by Therapeutic Category and Conditions: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017–2025,” the Geriatric Medicine market is projected to grow ...

Source: CBS News 8
Published: 14 May 2018

Specialist in Geriatric Medicine Joins Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board

Premier global nutrition company Herbalife (HLF), announced today Roberto Vicinanza, M.D., Ph.D., a leading specialist in age-related diseases, has been appointed to the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB). “Herbalife Nutrition is committed to ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 30 Oct 2017

Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice 2017

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Source: PBS
Published: 14 Dec 2017

ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine

ElderConsult is a geriatric medical practice, founded by Elizabeth Landsverk, MD in 2006 and based in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Landsverk is a triple board-certified Geriatrician, Internist and Palliative care physician, with extensive experience in addressing ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 02 Oct 2017

How to improve geriatric care in the ER, which today lies between wilderness and cruise ship medicine

Although the rising senior population is widely acknowledged, the need to change geriatric care in emergency rooms in light of the “silver tsunami” is not. Seniors generally have more complex conditions than the typical emergency room patient, posing ...

Source: MedCity News
Published: 25 Oct 2016

5 Essentials of a Geriatric Emergency Department

Hartford Foundation in New York City, which supports initiatives to improve healthcare for older adults and seeks to grow the field of geriatric emergency medicine. Roughly 40 million Americans are 65, says Fulmer. What's more, she adds, is that people 85 ...

Source: HealthLeaders Media
Published: 17 May 2016

For baby boomers, geriatric medicine can help put a glow in those golden years

Geriatrics is the branch of medicine dedicated to improving health care for the elderly. No one is exempt from the risk of aging, but now doctors are paying attention to one group in particular. "The first baby boomer turned 60 about two years ago," says Siu.

Source: New York Daily News
Published: 17 May 2011

Dugan named to lead Division of Geriatric Medicine

Laura Dugan, M.D., the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), will join the Vanderbilt faculty on April 7 to direct Vanderbilt University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, a division of the ...

Source: Vanderbilt University News
Published: 03 Apr 2014

Too Few Doctors Practicing Geriatric Medicine

Addressing Congress earlier this month, President Barack Obama reiterated his goals for health care reform: lower costs, higher quality, consumer choice and expanded coverage. These are absolutely essential goals. Achieving them, however, will be difficult ...

Source: Hartford Courant
Published: 28 Jun 2009

Brown takes reins of geriatrics and aging

“I am very excited that Dr. Brown has agreed to lead Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging and the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care,” said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School ...

Source: UAB
Published: 14 May 2014

ABIM Announces Members of New Geriatric Medicine Board

( Philadelphia, PA, February 25, 2016 - The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the formation of a new specialty board devoted to Geriatrics. The new board will join the 11 other ABIM specialty boards. ABIM also announced ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 25 Feb 2016

New Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging to Open at The Allen Pavilion

To better serve the aging population of northern Manhattan and the Bronx and create a nexus for clinical research in geriatric medicine, Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have launched a new division of geriatric medicine ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 18 Jul 2006

Cells stop dividing when this gene kicks into high gear, study finds

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scientists seeking to unlock the secrets of cellular aging have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing. Senescence is a natural occurrence in the life of a cell, and researchers have sought ...

Source: HealthCanal
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Medicare Eyes Hospital Readmissions from Nursing Homes

"Oh my God, we dropped her!" Sandra Snipes said she heard the nursing home aides yell as she fell to the floor. She landed on her right side where her hip had recently been replaced. She cried out in pain. A hospital clinician later discovered her hip was ...

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Geriatric Medicine

What happens to a friendship when one partner is diagnosed with dementia? Rebecca Genoe, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology and health studies at the University of Regina, and Haley Rutherford, a master’s student in the department, are ...

Source: Leader-Post
Published: 17 Apr 2016

Brown to head geriatric medicine section

Cynthia Brown, M.D., MSPH, will direct UAB's Geriatric Medicine Section. Cynthia J. Brown, M.D., MSPH, associate professor of medicine, has been appointed director of UAB’s Geriatric Medicine Section in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and ...

Source: UAB
Published: 07 Nov 2011

Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine/Hospice

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Source: PBS
Published: 11 Dec 2013

Key molecule of aging discovered

Every cell and every organism ages sooner or later. But why is this so? Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have now discovered for the first time a protein that represents a central switching point in the aging process. It ...

Source: HealthCanal
Published: 20 Jun 2018