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Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

...f several that "highlight a great preventive medicine opportunity," said Dr. Heather E. Whitson, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of geriatrics at Duke University, who reported similar findings in a study of Veterans Administration hospitals several years ago. "Most efforts at treating stro...

Muscle Density Linked to Disability

... the current issue of the Journal of the American geriatrics Society . "Our research suggests that we need t...nstitute, said in a news release from the American geriatrics Society. "Many definitions of sarcopenia today ten... SOURCE: American geriatrics Society, news release, July 30, 2009 ...

Black Activist Speaks Out Against Race Preferences in Health Care Bill

...is empowered to grant preference in awarding training grants. For the specialties of "family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, geriatrics and physician assistantship" (pages 878-882); "medical residents on community-based settings" (883-886) and "general, pediatric and public health dent...

Heartfelt Tales by Physicians and Patients Inspire a Unique Online National Magazine

...subspecialties . Montefiore is a national leader in the research and treatment of diabetes, headaches , obesity, cough and sleep disorders , geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry , neurology and neurosurgery , adolescent and family medicine , HIV/AIDS and social and environmental medicine...

New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

...o have an indirect effect on Alzheimer's disease by targeting beta-amyloid, or plaques, in the brain," said Dr. Howard Fillit, a clinical professor of geriatrics and medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and the study's lead author. To assess the effectiveness of IVIg against Alzheimer's di...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

...ofessor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and a geriatrics researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and colleagues studied c...tective. Thomas Obisesan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief of the Division of geriatrics at HowardUniversityHospital and professor of medicine at Howard University ...

Regular moderate alcohol intake has cognitive benefits in older adults

...g to make progress in understanding how to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and other dementias," she said. "It is a very exciting time to be involved in geriatrics research." ...

Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimer's Clinical Studies

...tment process, Ulrika Akenine, MS, a registered nurse at the Memory Clinic, geriatrics Department, KarolinskaUniversityHospital, Stockholm, and colleagues investi...tute on Aging, John A Hartford Foundation, Hartford Center of Excellence in geriatrics Medicine and Training) Goldie S. Byrd - Ascertaining Older African Am...

Mount Sinai researchers find new Alzheimer's disease treatment promising

...ificant difference in the lives of many Alzheimer's patients," said Dr. Pasinetti, Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of geriatrics and Adult Development, in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "We are hopeful that the follow up clinical study will suppo...

PTs say proper fit and use of walking aids can prevent fall-related injuries in elderly

... and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a study published in the Journal of the American geriatrics Society (June 2009), which found that 47,000 senior citizens end up in emergency rooms each year due to falls from improper use and fit of walkers an...
Geriatrics in Medical Technology

Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Herald New Agreement To Continue Forty-Plus Year Historic Relationship

...subspecialties . Montefiore is a national leader in the research and treatment of diabetes, headaches , obesity, cough and sleep disorders , geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry , neurology and neurosurgery , adolescent and family medicine , HIV/AIDS and social and environmental medicine...

Brain Fitness Makes Boomers Age Younger

...d significant improvement in their everyday cognitive activities . The study was published in the April issue of the Journal of the American geriatrics Society, a journal for doctors who are board certified in Geriatrics. It confirms earlier studies showing similar effects and imaging research showing...

Lilly Advances Second Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Candidate Into Late-Stage Testing by Launching Two Global Trials

...Disease and Related Disorders: Consensus Statement of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Alzheimer's Association, and the American geriatrics Society. JAMA 1997; 278: 1363-1371. iv. Wimo A., Winblad B., Jonsson L. An estimate of the total worldwide societal costs of dementia in 2005 (2...

Brain Training Improves Memory and Attention and the Effects Last

...cording to study data presented today at the annual meeting of the American geriatrics Society in Chicago. Elizabeth Zelinski, PhD, lead investigator on the study...ts in memory and attention. It was published in the Journal of the American geriatrics Society in April.. The new data shows that the gains persisted even three m...

Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

...Related Disorders: Consensus Statement of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Alzheimer's Association, and the American geriatrics Society. JAMA 1997; 278: 1363-1371. (2) Alzheimer's Association. "2008 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures." Available at: http...

American Board of Internal Medicine President Named to Alzheimer's Study Group

...ire/ -- Dr. Christine Cassel, expert and author on geriatrics and medical issues related to aging, has been name...Dr. Cassel was formerly Chair of the Department of geriatrics and Adult Development and Professor of geriatrics and Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in ...

Peripheral Arterial Disease to be Treated With New Medicated Stent in Trial at Montefiore

...s health, obesity, diabetes, surgery and the surgical subspecialties. Montefiore is a leader in the treatment of headaches, cough and sleep disorders, geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery, bioethics, adolescent and family medicine, HIV/AIDS and social medicine, among many other specia...

New Study Shows Once-Monthly Boniva(R) is as Clinically Effective as Once-Weekly Fosamax(R) at Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

...For clinicians, the data reinforce the fact that their patients can benefit from once-monthly dosing," said Sol Epstein, MD, Professor of Medicine and geriatrics at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and investigator of the MOTION study. Boniva and Fosamax are both bisphosphonates, the most frequently pres...
Geriatrics in Medical Products

2005 Edition of Geriatrics At Your Fingertips (PDA Version)

Description: Geriatrics At Your Fingertips a comprehensive pocket-sized reference to clinical geriatrics that provides up-to-date, practical information on the evaluation and management of diseases and disorders most common to elderly people. Updated annually. The complete content is available on the GAYF we...
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American Dietetic Association

... ADA concerns ADA publishes position papers on public health regarding pediatric ( children 's) health, food technology , food safety , geriatrics ( elderly ) health, health-care reform , obesity and the full range of food and nutrition topics. The association also sponsors National Nutrition...

Medicine

...cal problems. Family practitioners are usually able to treat over 90% of all complaints without referring to specialists. [ citation needed ] geriatrics focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. Hospital medicine is the general medical...
Geriatrics in Biological News

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

...ofessor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and a geriatrics researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and colleagues studied c...be protective. Thomas Obisesan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief of the Division of geriatrics at Howard University Hospital and professor of medicine at Howard Universit...

Researchers to reveal aging's origins on global stage

...ng causes of aging will soon share their findings with an international audience during a symposium at the upcoming World Congress of Gerontology and geriatrics , taking place from July 5-9, 2009, in Paris, France. The presentation, titled "Ageing Is no Longer an Unsolved Problem," is being supported by the...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

...yes." The study described in the December 2008 Journal of the American geriatrics Society has broad implications for how the care of the more than 130 mill...d medications," said Cherie P. Brunker, M.D., co-principal investigator and geriatrics Chief, Intermountain LDS Hospital and assistant professor of geriatric medi...

Apple or pear shape is not main culprit to heart woes -- it's liver fat

...rious liver disorders such as cirrhosis in extreme cases, but more often it tends to have metabolic consequences." Klein, who heads the Division of geriatrics and Nutritional Science and runs Washington University's Center for Human Nutrition, studied obese adolescents. They were divided into two groups: obe...

GSA congratulates 2008 award winners

...logical research. Joseph T. Freeman Award Presented to David Reuben, MD , University of California, Los Angeles This award is a lectureship in geriatrics and is given to a prominent physician in the field of aging, both in research and practice. It was established in 1977 through a bequest from a patien...

Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging to be published by Springer

...urnal's editor-in-chief Professor Bruno Vellas explained. Bruno Vellas is also the President Elect of the International Association of Gerontology and geriatrics (IAGG) and President of the Scientific Committee of the IAGG World Congress, which is to be held in Paris in July 2009 ( http://www.gerontologyparis20...

Substance in red wine found to keep hearts young

... investigator of the upcoming trial and an assistant professor of aging and geriatrics in the UF College of Medicine. Mitochondria, the tiny power plants that ... investigator of the upcoming trial and an assistant professor of aging and geriatrics in the UF College of Medicine. "Mitochondria are everywhere: They're in the...

Eat less or exercise more? Either way leads to more youthful hearts

...our tissues become more fibrotic as collagen fibers accumulate," says study co-author John O. Holloszy, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of geriatrics and Nutritional Science. "So the arteries and heart muscle stiffen, and the heart doesn't relax as well after contracting. Similar studies that we've ...

Aging gracefully requires taking out the trash

...and public interest. The age-related accumulation of proteins and lipids damaged by chemically aggressive forms of oxygen is considered by most in the geriatrics field to be a normal part of the aging process. As a result in most age-associated diseases, such as Alzheimers, damaged proteins accumulate in exces...

Reversing cognitive deficits: Injectable antibody may attack source of problem

...search in an animal model showed that antibodies can be developed rationally for treating Alzheimers disease, says William A. Banks, M.D. professor of geriatrics and pharmacological and physiological science at Saint Louis University. Its a major thing that people have been trying to do -- get antibodies into t...
Geriatrics in Biological Technology

Dr. Robert N. Butler Appointed to Board of Directors of BioTime, Inc.

... he founded the nation’s first department of geriatrics where he is Professor of geriatrics and Adult Development. He is a member of the Insti...m 1986-89. He is a founding Fellow of the American geriatrics Society and vice chairman of the Alliance for Agin...

Healthcare Coalition Approves Tools to Improve Patient Safety During Transitions of Care

... NTOCC Advisory Board includes the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), American geriatrics Society (AGS), American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), American Medical Group Association (AMGA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists...
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