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Why You Should Consider A Geriatrician For Your Elder Loves Ones

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 04.17.2017 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

As specialists go, we have all heard of cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, but how many of us really consider or have even heard of geriatric specialists or geriatricians when we think about care for someone 60 and older?

When to See a Geriatrician

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If your mom is dealing with a variety of health problems and is taking multiple medications, a visit to a geriatrician may be just the antidote to help get her back on track.

Advice for Those Caring for Aging Relatives

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

It may be a personal calling, a debt to pay or an act of profound love, but caring for an elderly parent or loved one can be a difficult juggling act. Here is some practical advice on the medical front to the 50 million Americans who are the unpaid caretakers.

Mushroom-Barley Soup and Other Red Flags

Stacey Gordon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

Mushroom-barley soup, a staple of my childhood, lovingly prepared by Grandma Mollie, was the most delicious soup I'd ever tasted. Grandma Mollie always got it just right, but this time, something was awry.

Frightening Fact Of The Day: How Many Geriatricians Are There For Every 10,000 Boomers?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Fifty

One -- that's exactly how many geriatricians there are for every 10,000 baby boomers. That's particularly disturbing considering that, as the firs...

The Other Health Care Crisis -- America's Elderly

Martha Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Stewart

There are about three times more cosmetic surgeons than geriatricians in the U.S., a fact that speaks volumes about how we view aging in this country. We're utterly unprepared for the coming "silver tsunami".