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Geriatrics

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The always-tricky job of caring for aging parents—even as adult children are often still raising...
Keeping track of your medications may not be a priority on your “to-do” list, but failure to...
Much of the excess cost and waste in health care can be attributed to unnecessary tests and...
Visual changes occur with aging. Some changes lead to significant visual impairment in elderly...
Falls are common among the elderly and broken hips from falls are a leading cause of death or...
Elderly people are at highest risk for heat-related illnesses. Chronic medical conditions and...
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A one-time vaccination for shingles, recommended for all adults, can prevent the occurrence of a...
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Remarkable advances in technology have made it possible for medical teams at major centers such as...
As science has attempted to accommodate women’s desire to prolong their childbearing years, men...
Is aging inevitable? What factors make older tissues less able to maintain and repair themselves? A...
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A 72-year-old patient is losing weight. His primary care provider believes the cause may be a...
A search for genes that change their levels of expression in response to starvation has uncovered...
I don't need a calendar to know when late fall or early winter has arrived. I can tell by the...
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"Someone has to be the quarterback, helping to decide what is necessary and making sure all aspects...
October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This is a health concern that I feel...
Here are 10 resolutions for better health at any age: Eat a well-balanced diet low in saturated...
Sleep problems are among the more common complaints I hear from my patients. They all long for the...
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Depression in the elderly is a much more common and widespread problem than many people realize. It...
Although many community-based organizations offer supportive services for patients with dementia...