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A Letter from the Editor about our new title
Aging Well is now Today's Geriatric Medicine! Our new name, Today's Geriatric Medicine, better reflects the geriatric medicine professionals we reach and the precise direction of the magazine. Previous confusion regarding our reading audience and the focus of our content has prompted this transition to emphasize our commitment to providing cutting-edge news and insight to professionals who treat older patients.

We're very excited about this change and the expanded scope and coverage that comes with it. We’ve broadened our reach to include not only geriatricians and primary care physicians who treat older adults, but also the many other health care professionals who comprise the geriatrics care team, including nurses, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers, who figure prominently in providing the highest level of care to aging patients.

Now in our sixth year of publication, the magazine provides you with the same solid scientific content and dependable information you’ve relied on in the past in Aging Well.

The articles you’ll find in Today's Geriatric Medicine offer content that’s informative and relevant to professional members of the geriatrics care team in private practice, clinics and hospitals, rehabilitation environments, and long term care facilities. We look forward to providing not only the latest in geriatrics-related innovative techniques and treatment trends, but also the topics you find important or intriguing. As always, we welcome your feedback.

Watch for the inaugural print issue with our new title,Today's Geriatric Medicine in early May.

— Barbara Worthington, editor
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5 Noteworthy Geriatricians
Nominated by their colleagues, Today's Geriatric Medicine’s readers, these geriatricians’ decades of dedication to treating older adults have resulted in productive and fulfilling aging experiences for countless patients. Read more »

Helping Elders Retire
From Driving

Recommending that drivers give up their keys ranks among the most difficult tasks elders’ physicians face, but documentation and planning can make it less painful. Read more »

Proper Wound Assessment
and Dressing Selection

Analyzing theory, research, and product claims can help providers select appropriate and efficacious topical wound care dressings. Read more »
Advertising Opportunities
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The Physician Recruitment Center gives physician recruiters a powerful tool to fill partnership opportunities, academic appointments, and hospital staff positions. Today's Geriatric Medicine regularly drives geriatricians and other physicians who treat older adults to our website for the best coverage of industry news and trends. As a result, the Physician Recruitment Center has become a resource for professionals looking for new opportunities, as well as those physicians just curious to see what's out there.
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Editor's E-Note
It’s important to obtain omega-3 fatty acids, but a recent study suggests that eating fatty fish to provide these nutrients is more beneficial in controlling hypertension than deriving omega-3 fatty acids from supplements.

In addition to reading our e-newsletter, be sure to visit Today's Geriatric Medicine's website at www.TodaysGeriatricMedicine.com, where you’ll find news and information that’s relevant and reliable. We welcome your feedback at TGMeditor@gvpub.com. Follow Today's Geriatric Medicine on Facebook and Twitter, too.

— Barbara Worthington, editor

E-News Exclusive
For Hypertension, Fish Is Better
Than Supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish may have diverse health-promoting effects, potentially protecting the immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. But how the health effects of the fatty acid DHA work remains unclear, in part because its molecular signaling pathways are only now being understood.

Toshinori Hoshi, PhD, a professor of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his colleagues showed in two papers recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences how fish oils help lower blood pressure via vasodilation at ion channels. In vascular smooth muscle cells, such as those that line blood vessels, ion channels that span the outer membrane of a cell to let in and out ions such as sodium, calcium, and potassium are critical to maintaining proper vessel pressure.

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Other Aging News
Physician Works Out Beside His Patients
to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

A North Carolina physician works out with his patients to improve their chances of successfully combating “lifestyle diseases” such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, according to an article in the News Observer.

Health Officials Warn of ‘Nightmare Bacteria’ in Hospitals
According to an article in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise in hospitals and long term care facilities across the country.

How Old Is Too Old for Kidney Donors?
An article in the Chicago Tribune prompts a possible reconsideration of a donor’s chronological age.

Sepsis: a Stealthy, Sudden Killer
Physicians should be vigilant for the sometimes subtle symptoms of early sepsis to prevent the condition from worsening and threatening patients’ lives, according to an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tech & Tools
Smart ID Location Detection
RF Technologies has upgraded its Smart ID Location Detection technology as part of its version 8 software release designed to expedite resident location. Smart ID Location Detection is a feature of the Code Alert Quick Response Plus Wireless Call Solution. When a resident pushes a pendant button, wall-mounted repeaters collect the pendant’s signal. The resident’s name and location then are promptly transmitted to caregivers for a faster response. Learn more »

Rexam Packaging Solutions
Rexam has joined with the makers of Rx Timer Cap to improve patients’ medication adherence using the existing Rexam packaging solutions. The Rx Timer Cap improves customer adherence through its patented built-in LCD timer that automatically counts the minutes and hours since a patient last took the medication, thereby helping patients take medication on time according to doctors’ prescriptions.

Rx Timer Caps fit several prescription vials and containers, including the Rexam One-Clic and ScrewLoc vial systems. As with the standard caps Rexam currently supplies to fit their vials, the Rx Timer Cap can be converted between child-resistant closure and non–child-resistant closure, making it easy for pharmacies to stock one cap to cover both needs.

Rx Timer Cap activation is automatic and foolproof because there are no alarms to program, buttons to press, or instructions to read. Unlike medication reminders and alerts that require programming, just opening and closing the container resets the automatic patented pill timer. The cap also helps prevent drug diversion by alerting patients and caregivers when someone else has opened the medication.
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