Older People Need Geriatricians. Where Will They Come From? – The New York Times
Paula Span presents a testimonial from an older patient that highlights upon the growing necessity for geriatricians in the healthcare field. Due to the continuous increase in the aging population, it will be important for healthcare professionals in all specialties to become knowledgeable in how to care for older patients.
We’re Getting Old, but We’re Not Doing Anything About it. – The New York Times
Susan Jacoby, the author of “Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age”, writes about the various ways that we need to improve in addressing the needs of the aging population in America.
Older Adults and the Epidemic of Loneliness
Dr. Dodson, Director of the Geriatric Cardiology Program at NYU School of Medicine, talks about the plight of loneliness among older adults in an article featured on KevinMD. This “epidemic” could potentially leave patients with worse health outcomes, and physicians at a loss of ways to counsel them. Read more in the link above.
Quick Test Helps Predict Hospital Readmission Risk After Heart Attack
Dr. Dodson, Director of the Geriatric Cardiology Program at NYU School of Medicine, is featured in the U.S. News World Report’s article regarding his newly published paper discovering that a “Timed Up and Go” test may be the only functional assessment used to predict hospital readmissions for heart attack patients. The risk calculator developed to account for this test can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store here.
Frailty Linked to Higher Bleeding Risk Among Acute MI Patients Undergoing PCI – TCTMD
Dr. Dodson, Director of the Geriatric Cardiology Program at NYU School of Medicine, is featured in an interview with TCTMD regarding his lead in a research study investigating frailty as a predictor of higher bleeding risk in the geriatric population diagnosed with a heart attack. This study is profoundly revealing, especially for interventional cardiologists, as it may be a useful tool during the evaluation of risks and benefits of a PCI for the AMI elder population.
RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine – iTunes
Dr. Dodson, Director of the Geriatric Cardiology Program at NYU School of Medicine, features on the RUSK Insights podcast to speak about his research on geriatric cardiology patients. RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center, hosted by Dr. Tom Elwood. Tune in and download for free on the iTunes link above.
The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply. – The New York Times
Paula Span presents an encounter by Dr. Ken Covinsky, geriatrician and researcher, of a clinical trial that excludes older adults. Dr. Covinsky, along with other clinicians, stress the importance of including the older adult population in clinical trials and why cleaner data does not mean accurate data.
What We Need: Geriatric Cardiology – Harvard Health Letter
Dr. Daniel E. Forman explains the need for geriatric cardiology due to the unique characteristics of these patients.
The Dangers of Leaving Elderly Patients Out of Medical Trials-PRI, The Takeaway
In this six minute radio conversation, Dr. Adam Skolnick explains the consequences of leaving elderly patients out of clinical trials, and the subsequent need for more evidence to best inform clinical decisions for older patients.
A Focus on the Heart for Older Patients – New York Times
Dr. John Dodson from NYU Langone Medical Center was featured in this New York Times article on New York City’s first Geriatric Cardiology Clinic.