Do you feel well? If so, DO worry. Emerging medical technology will soon fix that problem and cure you of your sense of well being. Medical technology is advancing our ability to find more and more diseases. Even if yo…Continue Reading
“I realized how hard it is to hear a quiet patient’s voice when we are surrounded by such a cacophony of sounds: …the need to keep up with the most advanced surgical technology, the surgical suite manager’s praise and admiration when I …Continue Reading
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed substances in the world. I suppose many drink coffee because they believe it tastes good. But for many, the appeal of coffee is for its medicinal properties-specifically the stimulant effects of…Continue Reading
The United States spends more on health care than any other country. By far. Yet life expectancy in the United States is about the lowest among Western industrialized countries. While I can’t prove it, I am coming to believe these is at least a p…Continue Reading
A dominant focus of research in Geriatric Medicine has been on the prevention of the types of disability that are common in older persons. This research is important, because if it is successful it will lead to more years of independent living in which seniors do not need the help of caregivers or care in nursing homes.
But in our zeal to prevent disability in older persons, we sometimes paint an overly bleak picture of disability.
A dominant focus of research in Geriatric Medicine has been on the prevention of the types of disability that are common in older persons. This research is important, because if it is successful it will lead to more years of independent living…Continue Reading
An unfortunate practice has been tolerated for too long at some continuing care retirement communities (CCRs). CCRs provide housing and services for seniors, often with a wide range of needs. Residents who are fully independent may be in one part …Continue Reading
Dear Insurance Company Executives:
Our hearts go out to you. Many in the public simply do not understand how hard your jobs are. And no where is your job as hard as when it comes to your Medicare Advantage product.
Most Medicare patients are i…Continue Reading
Palliative Medicine specialists do much to improve quality of life in persons with serious illness. But ultimately, providing better care to persons with serious illness demands that we improve the Palliative Medicine skills and competencies of thos…Continue Reading