- Fighting Racial Health Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease
The notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, begun in 1932, has left a stain on medical research that remains to this day, dissuading minorities from participating in clinical research and thus hindering medical advances and health care in their communities. The consequences have been wide ranging and point to the need for strategies to eliminate health disparities.
- The Role of Polypharmacy in Swallowing — Its Implications for Clinicians
Medications increase the risk of dysphagia, a risk that's multiplied and amplified in geriatric patients who take several medications. Clinicians must be vigilant about assessing medication use in older adults.
- Prediabetes on the Rise
Along with rising rates of prediabetes are growing risks for renal and cardiovascular diseases. Research indicates that early intervention with intensive lifestyle modification can both slow the progression to type 2 diabetes and prevent or reduce comorbidities.
- Knee Osteoarthritis in Older Adults
This painful condition is associated with high medical costs, lost productivity, and reduced income for sufferers. A new nonsurgical, regenerative solution recruits the body's own stem cells to enhance healing and reduce pain.
From the Editor
A Legacy of Shame
Analytics in Palliative Care
Moving Toward Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Improving Warfarin Adherence in Elders
Focus on Fitness
Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis
Medications That Increase Fall Risk
Neuroplasticity and Dysphagia