Current Issue

July/August 2018

Features

  • 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.

Departments

From the Editor
A Legacy of Shame

Innovations
Analytics in Palliative Care

Alzheimer's Update
Moving Toward Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical News
Improving Warfarin Adherence in Elders

Focus on Fitness
Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis

Medication Monitor
Medications That Increase Fall Risk

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Neuroplasticity and Dysphagia