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Geriatrics - Wikipedia
Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician, or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people.. Rather, this decision is determined by ...

Geriatrics | definition of geriatrics by Medical dictionary
geriatrics [jer″e-at´riks] the branch of health care dealing with the problems of aging and diseases of the aged; it is related to the science of gerontology, which is the study of the aging process in all its aspects, social as well as biologic. Geriatrics grows increasingly important as modern medicine and a rising standard of living lengthen life ...

American Geriatrics Society - Official Site
Now in its 9th edition, the Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS) synthesizes the latest developments in geriatric medicine to expand and update your knowledge of the field.

Geriatrics > Aging & Health A To Z > Health in Aging
Printer-Friendly PDF What is Geriatrics? Caring for Older Adults At every age, people have particular healthcare needs. One of the medical challenges for older adults is that more than half of adults age 65 or older have 3 or more medical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis,

Best Hospitals for Geriatrics | US News Health
U.S. News provides information here about 1,516 hospitals in Geriatrics that see many challenging patients age 75 and older. Listed hospitals had to treat at least 2,367 such Medicare inpatients ...

Geriatrics | Define Geriatrics at Dictionary.com
noun (used with a singular verb). the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons. the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.

Geriatrics | Bureau of Health Workforce
Our geriatrics funding helps prepare health care providers to meet the needs of the aging U.S. population and ensure improved health results for older adults.

Brought to You Healthinaging.org What is Geriatrics?
Brought to You from the Experts at Healthinaging.org What is Geriatrics? Caring for Older Adults Who Provides Geriatric Care? A GERIATRICIAN is a doctor who is specially

Geriatrics | Services | University Hospitals | Cleveland, OH
Geriatrics. University Hospitals geriatrics program brings together health care professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide the highest quality care the region’s aging population.

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In a few years we're probably not going to have enough doctors to treat our aging population
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All of these elderly people will need some amount of medical care. After our bodies have endured a lot of living, organ systems start to feel the toll. Previously simple tasks like house cleaning and running errands can become difficult. Isolation is a ...


The link between cognitive function and sexuality in older adults
Science Daily
Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Based on their study, the researchers reported that: - 83 percent of men and 57 percent of women had an intimate partner. The more impaired participants' abilities to think ...


Northwestern Medicine Chief of Geriatrics Available to Comment on Apple Watch's Fall Detection Feature
Newswise (press release)
“Falls are one of the biggest health risks facing our older adults who want to continue to live in their home independently and age in place,” said Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, chief of geriatrics for Northwestern Medicine. “There's a misnomer that ...


New study estimates the caregiving costs for families
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Findings from this new analysis were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The researchers totaled the time the daughters spent in caregiving. They distinguished between light caregiving (providing fewer than 1,000 hours of care ...

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Aiding the elderly - The Hour
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NORWALK — ElderHouse was the opposite of what Jean Gonzales had expected. Two years ago, with the help of a social worker, her daughter decided an ...

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Tai Chi Better Than Other Exercise for Falls Prevention in Elderly
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Balance training based on the Chinese martial arts discipline tai ji quan -- better known as tai chi -- reduced falling risks among the elderly more than conventional forms of exercise, a randomized clinical trial found. The "Tai Ji Quan: Moving for ...

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Diabetes Treatment in the Elderly: Incorporating Geriatrics, Technology, and Functional Medicine.
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The current approach to diabetes in the elderly incorporates components from the comprehensive geriatric approach. The most updated guidelines from the American Diabetes Association reflect influence from the consensus made in 2012 with the American ...


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Low-dose aspirin does not improve survival in elderly
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A daily 100-mg dose of aspirin had no impact on disability-free survival among healthy elderly patients, and was linked to a higher rate of major hemorrhage, according to findings recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. “Despite the ...
New study shows no benefit to daily low-dose aspirin in older peopleKMSP-TV
Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older peopleMD Linx
Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health RisksReal Simple
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Managing multiple health conditions
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The study appeared in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The researchers recruited older adults from primary-care and specialty clinics and from assisted-living facilities in Connecticut. The care recipients were 65-years-old or older, had ...

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Prevalence and associated factors of depressive symptoms among elderly inpatients of a Chinese tertiary hospital
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