Geriatrics

 
Older Adults Today More Likely to Have Multiple Chronic Conditions than Prior Generations
June 13, 2022

Baby Boomers had more chronic health conditions and more conditions at younger ages than older adults born at the end of the Great Depression.

Investigational Microbiota-based Therapy Bests Placebo to Reduce Recurrence of C. difficile Infection
September 02, 2021

The investigational, live biotherapeutic demonstrated superior efficacy vs placebo in reduction of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection in ~100 patients at 8-week follow-up.

Loneliness in Aging Adults Associated with High-risk Medication Use
August 10, 2021

Older adults who report being "highly lonely" are up to 2.5 times more likely to use opioid analgesics, sedatives, and anxiolytics.

Medicare Use of Telehealth During COVID-19
July 17, 2020

Medicare beneficiary use of telehealth services reached nearly 9 million as COVID-19 shut down on-site visits. Will the options be permanent?

Top 5 Geriatric Medicine Apps for Primary Care Providers
May 24, 2018

Our app reviewer picked out the top 5 apps in geriatric care. Scroll through our quick slideshow to get the highlights. 

Better Hospital Outcomes with Younger Treating Physicians?
January 13, 2018

Can a physician's age affect treatment outcome? It did in this study of hospitalized elderly patients.

Geriatrics Quiz: New Answers to Old Questions
July 27, 2016

Take a minute to test your knowledge of the latest findings on key health issues in older persons.

The New Old: 10 Updates on Geriatric Health
July 07, 2016

Recent research on the health of older persons uncovers news both good and sobering. See highlights of 10 studies in our slides.

Treating Geriatric Woes Never Gets Old: A Photo Essay
July 21, 2014

Bullous pemphigoid, varicose veins, dermatomyositis, myasthenia gravis, coma bullae, xerosis, atrophie blanche, Grover disease-a review of age-related clinical concerns and how to recognize them.

Older Hypertensive Men Can Lower Death Risk With Exercise
May 14, 2014

Even moderate amounts of exercise can lower the risk of death in older men with high blood pressure, a new study shows.