Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. As longevity in this population increases, there is a growing need to proactively advise patients on their risk for certain kinds of cancer and the screening options that are available to them. In honor of this importance observance, catch up with Clinical Geriatrics […]
According to a new meta-analysis published online earlier this month in the American Journal of Cardiology, carvediol was better at lowering all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure. Are these findings enough to change your prescribing practice? Read Dr. Lin’s commentary on this new study on his blog at Clinical Geriatrics.
Founded in England, the King’s Fund is a charity working to improve health and health care with the goal of bringing people together to learn, share knowledge, and debate over the care given today. Their new project, the Enhancing Healing Environment, works with nurses and medical teams to improve the environment in which patient care […]
A person’s bowels can be easily disrupted or derailed. From diet and daily activity to medications and other illnesses, a lot of things impact a persons ability to produce normal and regular bowel movements. Constipation among older adults is a common problem and can be categorized in a number of ways. As you can see […]
Did you make it to the fall meeting of ASCP? Check out this CG exclusive interview with Dr. Evan Siegel about the benefits and risks of Humira (adalimumab) in older adults and elderly long-term care patients. Within the past 10 years, Humira (adalimumab) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat […]
Did you know that elderly persons can become hypothermic even at room temperature? As we enter 2013, bitterly cold weather, snow, and ice are abundant in many areas of the country, but it does not take a winter blizzard to cause serious injuries. In this new column from Clinical Geriatrics’ editor-in-chief, Dr. Gambert reviews the […]
As the athlete matures in their late 20s and early 30s, the physiologic processes slowly decrease and efficiency and maturity and other cerebral skills emerge. There are two rainbow arcs that describe this brawn-brain interaction. The arc of brawn rises earlier than the arc of brain-based skills, which appears later only when brawn starts on its downslope […]