- Researchers find that elderly abuse in nursing homes is perpetrated by other residents as well as staff.
- How does ethnicity and race influence a person's feelings on physician-assisted suicide?
- Older folks are not risk-averse, it's more that they find the reward not worth the gamble.
- What do doctors do at the end of their lives?
- Twins have a “survival advantage” over the general population: study.
- The number of older Americans who have visual impairments or are blind will double by 2050: study.
- During any given hour, neighborhood parks across the nation are typically occupied by about 20 people.
- Gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, appendectomy, and colon operations are safer in rural hospitals, and overall expense is lower, too.
- The slower we're able to walk, the worse our chances of surviving a cardiac surgery, a new study finds.
- Fewer patients over the age of 65 are hospitalized for ischemic stroke, yet younger patients and African American patients are increasing.
- Powerful vitamins for your skin include A, an assortment of B vitamins, and C, D, E, F, plus K.
- People with heart disease should eat like a Mediterranean native to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke, say researchers.
Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician, or physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs.