| Aug 13, 2010
There must be a reason, one that's beyond me, why so many people avoid filling out basic legal forms for end-of-life issues, like the durable power of attorney for finances and the advance directive for health care.
The theory seems to be that if you...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:44 AM
It could be said that Sheila Song's choice of career as a geriatric pharmacist is in herblood.
For it is the close relationship the Carney resident has long shared with her grandmother, Cheng Soon Song, now 89, who had a major role in Song's upbringing,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:31 PM
According to a news release from Sentara Healthcare, they are "donating $10 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School to support two initiatives that will build on EVMS’ strength in medical simulation and the treatment and safety of older patients....
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Cockeysville resident was...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:09 AM
Some 10 million American caregivers are juggling jobs along with households -- and looking after an aging relative was ranked as the No. 1 source of stress, according to a recent survey by Caring.com.
As the ranks of the elderly grow at a record pace,...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:55 PM
If you've ever talked to an aging parent or friend about their health care and heard comments such as I can live with it, it's not that bad, it ain't broke don't fix it, or all I do is go to doctor appointments, it can be frustrating and even...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:30 AM
| Nov 28, 2012
Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues.
But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
| May 2, 2012
Those unpleasant air pollutants that can cause breathing problems and heart and blood vessel troubles could pose an additional health risk, according to a recent study on the cognitive effects of air pollution.
Researchers recently found that older women...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
TRIVANDRUM, India — R. Padmanathan Nair sits on a plastic chair in the entryway of the Heritage senior home talking about the fellow residents who treat him like family, which is helpful seeing as his own rarely visits.
His wife tried to abscond...
| Oct 18, 2012
David A. Peterson, a pioneer in the field of gerontology education and a longtime professor and director of USC's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, has died. He was 75.
Peterson died Oct. 4 of advanced Parkinson's disease at a nursing facility in...