Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
1 Sep 2022
Several changes to recommended care for diabetes patients over age 65, including less use of aspirin therapy, were made in a guideline update from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
19 Nov 2013
A randomized controlled trial found that a multicomponent exercise intervention in physically frail patients with sarcopenia improved mobility, while a meta-analysis found power training improved strength more than traditional strength training in healthy older adults.
17 May 2022
By 2030, more than 20% of the U.S. population is expected to be over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The expected rise in functional impairment in later years can be staved off with a healthy lifestyle.
1 Feb 2017
Certain geriatric conditions in older persons with heart failure may be modifiable risk factors for hospital admission, according to a new study.
5 Feb 2013
While more physicians are reporting having conversations about advance care planning with their patients, it's still far from common.
1 May 2022
Older adults with reduced lower-limb physical functioning treated with a 12-month, group-based physical activity and behavior maintenance program had greater improvements in function than those who received educational sessions on healthy aging, an English trial found.
29 Mar 2022
Internists can help patients live at home as they age by assessing physical functioning, watching for changes in functioning, and directing them to available resources.
1 May 2017
Optimizing inpatient geriatric care is a common priority for physicians, according to a speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2016 meeting, held in San Diego in March.
1 Jun 2016
Only general internal medicine, endocrinology, and geriatrics had more women than men, and only 26% of full professors were women, according to an analysis of U.S. internal medicine faculty in 2018 to 2019.
20 Jul 2021