dementia

Dementia: Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

Michael Sloss’ mother was diagnosed with dementia about five years ago, and his father a year after that. Now Sloss and his brother care for...
Depression

Estrogen Deficiency a Risk Factor for Disc Degeneration and Lower Back Pain

“Oh, my aching back!” It’s not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration. Now...
hormone therapy

Older Age at Menopause and Use of Hormone Therapy Produce Increased Risk of Hearing...

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 10, 2017)—It has long been suspected that menopause and the use of hormones had a direct effect on hearing. However, findings...
GBSI

GBSI reports encouraging progress toward improved research reproducibility by year 2020

One year after the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) issued its Reproducibility 2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization...
End of Life Care

A Playbook For Managing Problems In The Last Chapter Of Your Life

CHICAGO — At least once a day, Dr. Lee Ann Lindquist gets an urgent phone call. “Mom fell and is in the hospital,” a concerned...
Boomerang Seniors

Boomerang Seniors: Aging Adults Move To Be Near Mom Or Dad

Like many peers in their 70s, Lois and Richard Jones of Media, Pa., sold their home and downsized, opting for an apartment in a...
elderly hands opening pill bottle

Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She...
Specialist Care

Los Angeles County Scores An E-Success In Managing Specialist Care

An electronic program launched in 2012 by Los Angeles County’s health care system has reduced wait times for specialty care and eliminated the need...
Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy – Does it Help in Stress Management?

"Pet therapy" is widely used in nursing homes, prisons, hospitals, and schools to reduce loneliness, anger, depression, and stress. Research in this area has...