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Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Our Aging Population with Technology
...gies to improve the quality and cost-efficiency of geriatric
care. Spearheaded by IEEE-USA's Medical Technolog...cy for understanding and expanding of our national geriatric
medical service offerings. Within the next decade, according to the 2000 U.S. Census, our 60-plus p...
World's oldest mouse celebrates milestone birthday
...e, Princess Leia, in a pathogen-free rest home for geriatric
mice belonging to Richard A. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., ...est-living member of this unusual tribe. Miller's geriatric
mice are providing important clues about how genes and hormones affect the rate of human aging and r...
Aging: The continuous process from birth to death
... hypoglossal (XII) nerve responses are similar in geriatric
and young female rats. However, the expression of both phrenic and hypoglossal long-term facilitation was decreased from the responses previously observed in middle-aged female rats....
Illinois study seeking biomarkers of canine diabetes, other diseases
...ts of diet on gene expression in both weanling and geriatric
dogs, is described in a paper in the October issue of the Journal of Nutrition. The scientists use their study as an example of how the use of emerging molecular tools, in general, will unlock the functional aspects of the genes being mapped in a var...
As harmful as osteoporosis but less well known - New research better explains sarcopenia
... the millions that will suffer the results of this geriatric
disorder. Background Sarcopenia is the condition when the lean muscle, which is one of the most metabolically active tissues (user of calories) in the human body, accelerates its erosion after age 45. Lean muscle erosion is the single most important...
Baboon behavior offers clues in the all-too-human battle of the bulge
...an we thought." Saint Louis University division of geriatric
medicine was ranked among the top 10 in the country in last year's U.S. News & World Report listing of America's best hospitals and specialties. Its physicians staff Saint Louis University Hospital, ranked by Modern Maturity as one of the 50 best...
Study finds relationship between geriatric frailty, biology
...hysiologic basis for the frailty often observed in geriatric
patients. Frailty exacts an enormous toll on the h...ations between altered physiologic systems and the geriatric
syndrome of frailty. The frailty study focused on the population of the Cardiovascular Health Study,...
Low hemoglobin means high risk for mobility problems in elderly women
...ed blood cell mass, has been recognized as a major geriatric
syndrome, affecting up to 32 percent of older women, Chaves says. Among older adults, it is often a marker of chronic diseases and can cause symptoms including fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness. Currently, physicians recommend ...
Women's risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline linked to gene sequence
...ars, said lead author Kristine Yaffe, MD, chief of geriatric
psychiatry at SFVAMC, and UCSF assistant professor of psychiatry, neurology and epidemiology. In this study of older women, there wasnt that big a difference in the initial cognitive scores. But over time, the women with these certain sequences had ...
General clinical research center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center awarded $14.7 million
...metabolism). Add an associate program director for geriatric
research, Jeff Williamson, M.D., who will join current associate program directors Richard Weinberg, M.D., for nutrition, and John R. Crouse, M.D., for core laboratories. Geriatrics studies will be carried out in the Geriatric Research Center, a GC...
Book examines all aspects of nutrition for dogs and cats
...e book covers the nutritional needs and feeding of geriatric
dogs and cats, as well as the feeding of hard-working animals. It also provides the newest information to adapt feeding schedules to account for the different growth rates and energy needs of large and small breeds of dogs.A chapter is devoted to ob...
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may protect against cognitive decline in women 65 and older who have a certain genetic make-up
...y, neurology and epidemiology at UCSF and chief of geriatric
psychiatry at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The ApoE (Apolipoprotein E) gene, which has three possible variants or alleles (e2, e3 and e4) is a blueprint for a protein that carries cholesterol and fats between the liver, brain and ...
Yale researchers pinpoint possible causes of dizziness in the elderly/study suggests dizziness is a geriatric syndrome
...ple problems working togethera condition we call a geriatric
syndrome." Published in the March 7 issue of Ann... study suggests that by classifying dizziness as a geriatric
syndrome, researchers might get closer to identifying the causes of this condition. The study's goa...
Study Documents Attitudes About Assisted Suicide Among Patients With Lou Gehrig's Disease
...ciate professor of psychiatry at OHSU, director of geriatric
psychiatry at the Portland Veterans Affairs MedicalCenter and lead author of the study. Of the 44 patients who said they wouldrequest a lethal prescription, 36 said they would "probably keep theprescription available to potentially use in the future....
Colon Cancer Linked To Genes, Not Lifestyle
MADISON, Wisc. -- Colon cancer and many other geriatric
diseases in primates appear to ...keys still get many of the same geriatric
diseases people get." From 1980 to 1994, Uno compiled autopsy data from 175 ...