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California’s First Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department Arrives in La Jolla

Seniors who arrive in the emergency department at Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla are treated by a team of specialists in geriatric medicine. At the center of this care unit are specialized geriatric nurses, physicians, pharmacists and social workers.

Published: 16 May 2018

ACEP launches accreditation program for geriatric care in emergency rooms

chair of the new ACEP program and co-director of the division of geriatric medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program, announced Thursday, requires EDs to have specific policies ...

Source: Modern Healthcare
Published: 10 May 2018

What to Look for in a Geriatric Care Manager

palliative care physician and professor at the University of California—San Francisco School of Medicine. Think of a geriatric care manager like a corporate consultant hired to stabilize a struggling company. The job typically involves a thorough ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 11 May 2018

Geriatric Medicines Market: Global Survey and Trend Research

Several players are capitalizing on emerging opportunities in a number of developing nations as the governments are making substantial investments in providing geriatric medicine and palliative care, observes Transparency Market Research (TMR). The global ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 17 May 2018

UPMC St. Margaret's Heather Sakely earns Geriatrics Teacher of the Year Award

She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, a planning committee member for the Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine and co-course director for Geriatric Medicine Core Curriculum. Sakely is a member of several ...

Published: 10 May 2018

UCLA Geriatrics receives $13.6 million to evaluate approaches to dementia care

Archstone Professor of Medicine and chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatrics, who will lead the study. Researchers will recruit 1,534 participants with dementia at four U.S. sites who will receive 18 months of care in either a health system-based or ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 14 May 2018

FSU College of Medicine building new health care center in Tallahassee

The center will offer primary and behavioral health needs in pediatric, adult, and geriatric health care. John P. Fogarty, M.D., Dean of FSU College of Medicine, said, "Our mission is to produce doctors that are going to go out there and serve the rural ...

Source: WCTV
Published: 17 May 2018

Federal judge approves historic deal proving air conditioning at a geriatric Texas prison

A federal judge Tuesday approved what he called an “extraordinary” and “magnificent” settlement that brought air conditioning to a sweltering geriatric lockup in ... rotten food and overpriced cold medicine. One inmate pressed the judge about ...

Source: Houston Chronicle
Published: 09 May 2018

Community: Brown Medicine seeks qualified applicants – Brown University, RI

hospital medicine; hypertension and kidney diseases; hematology/oncology; nephrology; pulmonary, critical care and sleep; gastroenterology; rheumatology and geriatrics. Over 100,000 patients are served annually from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut ...

Source: Joe Perry
Published: 15 May 2018

Govt hosps to have geriatric out-patient clinics

The health department is planning to establish geriatric out-patient clinics across all government hospitals. The government is also training nurses for home and palliative care, so care givers in the family can be trained and counselled. These nurses ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 21 May 2018

5 easy ways to manage your daily medicine regimen

Older adults also "may see multiple physicians, running the risk of overlapping prescriptions and inappropriately taking medications," says Dr. Craig Rubin, chief of geriatric medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Keeping track of all your ...

Source: Dallas Morning News
Published: 01 May 2018

Geriatric Medicine addressed at ENMU

Michael P. Clements, MD and Suzelle L. Moffitt, MD will be speaking about Geriatric Medicine at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 27 at the Eastern New Mexico University at 709 Mechem Drive. “Geriatric medicine is changing rapidly in its emphasis on wellness ...

Source: Ruidoso News
Published: 24 Oct 2017

Specialist in Geriatric Medicine Joins Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board

Premier global nutrition company Herbalife (HLF), announced today Roberto Vicinanza, M.D., Ph.D., a leading specialist in age-related diseases, has been appointed to the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB). “Herbalife Nutrition is committed to ...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: 30 Oct 2017

How to improve geriatric care in the ER, which today lies between wilderness and cruise ship medicine

Although the rising senior population is widely acknowledged, the need to change geriatric care in emergency rooms in light of the “silver tsunami” is not. Seniors generally have more complex conditions than the typical emergency room patient, posing ...

Source: MedCity News
Published: 25 Oct 2016

5 Essentials of a Geriatric Emergency Department

Hartford Foundation in New York City, which supports initiatives to improve healthcare for older adults and seeks to grow the field of geriatric emergency medicine. Roughly 40 million Americans are 65, says Fulmer. What's more, she adds, is that people 85 ...

Source: HealthLeaders Media
Published: 17 May 2016

For baby boomers, geriatric medicine can help put a glow in those golden years

Geriatrics is the branch of medicine dedicated to improving health care for the elderly. No one is exempt from the risk of aging, but now doctors are paying attention to one group in particular. "The first baby boomer turned 60 about two years ago," says Siu.

Source: New York Daily News
Published: 17 May 2011

ACEP Launches Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program

This initiative will greatly enhance geriatric emergency care ... like care transition hubs," said Dr. Biese in an interview featured in Annals of Emergency Medicine. "In addition to treating acute conditions, emergency physicians have a unique opportunity ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 10 May 2018

Geriatric Medicine

What happens to a friendship when one partner is diagnosed with dementia? Rebecca Genoe, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology and health studies at the University of Regina, and Haley Rutherford, a master’s student in the department, are ...

Source: Leader-Post
Published: 17 Apr 2016

ABIM Announces Members of New Geriatric Medicine Board

( Philadelphia, PA, February 25, 2016 - The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the formation of a new specialty board devoted to Geriatrics. The new board will join the 11 other ABIM specialty boards. ABIM also announced ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 25 Feb 2016

Dugan named to lead Division of Geriatric Medicine

Laura Dugan, M.D., the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), will join the Vanderbilt faculty on April 7 to direct Vanderbilt University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, a division of the ...

Source: Vanderbilt University News
Published: 03 Apr 2014

Too Few Doctors Practicing Geriatric Medicine

Addressing Congress earlier this month, President Barack Obama reiterated his goals for health care reform: lower costs, higher quality, consumer choice and expanded coverage. These are absolutely essential goals. Achieving them, however, will be difficult ...

Source: Hartford Courant
Published: 28 Jun 2009

MOH helps doctors pick up geriatric, family medicine skills

After seeing how a palliative-care doctor took care of his wife while she was dying of cancer in 2011, general practitioner Melvin Goh decided to move into the field himself - one which addresses patients' emotional and spiritual needs, as well as medical ...

Source: The Straits Times
Published: 28 Aug 2015

Brown to head geriatric medicine section

Cynthia Brown, M.D., MSPH, will direct UAB's Geriatric Medicine Section. Cynthia J. Brown, M.D., MSPH, associate professor of medicine, has been appointed director of UAB’s Geriatric Medicine Section in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and ...

Source: UAB
Published: 07 Nov 2011

Geriatric Medicine

Speaking through a translator, former personal support worker Jie Xiao stood in an Ottawa courtroom on Thursday in front of the children and grandchildren of the elderly man he assaulted to tell them he was “deeply sorry” for what he had done.

Source: Ottawa Citizen
Published: 12 Jun 2014