Eating Well Could Reduce Heart Failure Risk Significantly

When trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, everyone’s heard the expression “You are what you eat.” But did you know that there’s another incentive to eating well–lowering your risk of heart failure by as much as 42%? Read about this new study in Dr. Lin’s new blog entry at: http://www.clinicalgeriatrics.com/blog/Dietary-Antioxidants-or-Dietary-Supplements-Which-Better-Your-Heart And also […]

The High Cost of Low Vision

Vision loss is not always inevitable in older persons. Vision loss − 80% of which is preventable − is currently the leading cause of age-related disability. The International Federation of Aging has issued a new report, The High Cost of Low Vision, which discusses the importance of preserving vision into old age and the economic […]

The Five Treatments Physicians and Patients Should Question

In a new column by Barney Spivack, MD, learn more about how physicians can help their patients to make more informed healthcare decisions. Spivack outlines the five treatments that every physician and patient should question. What makes the list might surprise you! The list advises on the controversial use of feeding tubes for older patients […]

The March Issue is Now Live: Care Coordination, Alternative Medicine, and More

In this month’s issue, look for the next article in our continuing pain in older adults series titled, “Nonpharmacologic, Complementary, and Alternative Interventions for Managing Chronic Pain in Older Adults.” In this article, Drs. Hashefi and Katz explore the evidence supporting the use of exercise, specifically tai chi and yoga, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and acupunctural modalities […]

Coming soon in Clinical Geriatrics

Look for these and many more features and case reports in Clinical Geriatrics: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Elderly: Risk Factors and Treatment CG previously covered PTSD in the elderly, with regard to the effects of traumatic terrorist events here>> Four Strategies for Managing Opioid-Induced Side Effects CG previously covered opioids with abuse-deterrent properties here>> […]