geriatric medicine

Jimmy Carter is reportedly doing well, recovering from surgery for a broken hip sustained after the 94-year-old former president fell at his home. With falls among the top five leading causes of preventable death, context is paramount.
With a constant surge of competing profit centers fragmenting healthcare, more layers than ever are conspiring to erode the doctor-patient relationship. Here is a guide to being your own advocate. It will help reduce your anxiety, eliminate unnecessary suffering and improve outcome and recovery.
After a series of recent trips to the hospital, the 92-year-old wife of the former president has decided not to seek any additional medical treatment.
A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds no evidence to support the use of antipsychotics, a common go-to medication, in the treatment of acute delirium in elderly patients.