Displaying items by tag: division of gerontology geriatrics and palliative care

A UAB researcher is investigating antihypertensive drugs in search of those that not only treat high blood pressure, but also boost mobility and independence in older Americans.
Kellie Flood, M.D., will present her abstract on Virtual Acute Care for the Elderly, an innovative geriatric care model, at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.
UAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.
Study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows fecal incontinence risk from anal intercourse is heightened for both women and men, with men almost three times as likely to experience incontinence.
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
INFOGRAPHIC: See our quick guide to causes and treatments for low diastolic blood pressure.
Low diastolic blood pressure is a risk factor for new-onset heart failure in older adults. UAB cardiologist Jason Guichard explains why that might be, the causes of low diastolic pressure and how to deal with it.
The replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair is here: the Movi chair, designed for hospitals, nursing homes and anyplace where patient mobility is important.
The UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care celebrates the fifth graduating class of the Geriatric Scholar program and hosts a conference on issues surrounding care for the elderly.
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