Geriatrics Perspective

 
 
  • The Time for Ambiguity and Indecisiveness Has Passed Read why this nurse believes the time for indecisiveness is over, and the time for action is now, especially with the spectacularly rapid rise in Delta variant infections and hospitalizations.
  • Leading Pfizer Scientist on Vaccine for Kids Under 12   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with William C. Gruber, MD, Senior Vice President, Vaccine Clinical R&D, Pfizer, about the status of their vaccine for kids under 12.
  • Leading Pfizer Scientist Answers Key Vaccine Questions   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, asks William C. Gruber, MD, Senior Vice President, Vaccine Clinical R&D, Pfizer, pressing questions about their mRNA vaccine.
  • HRS 2021 The Three Big Stories From HRS 2021 Presentations on pulsed field ablation and left bundle branch pacing caught the eye of this electrophysiologist. However, being able to meet in person trumped all at the 2021 Heart Rhythm Society meeting.
  • How One Drive-By Clinic Fought Declining CRC Screening Rates A program combining FIT testing with flu vaccines provides a template for how to provide care to underserved communities.
  • Are You Protected Against the Delta Variant?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Eric Topol, MD, Executive VP, Scripps Research & Editor-in-Chief, Medscape, about the COVID-19 Delta variant.
  • Psychiatrists Consider Emerging From Their 'Zoom Cage'   Drs Drew Ramsey and Sudeepta Varma on resetting patient boundaries, not overlooking telemedicine's benefits, and why you need to take that vacation already.
  • A Boomer's Plea: Get Vaccinated, Millennials Why is the generation bent on changing the world reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
  • Alzheimer's Disease Treatment on the Horizon or False Dawn? Effective clinical treatment of dementia has eluded us thus far. Dr William Hung comments on the potential for two biologic agents and one modifiable risk factor.
  • The Peculiar Timing of Death A lesson learned early in my medical career was poignantly underscored many years later.
  • Advice to My Intern Self Everything is a learning experience. Here are 11 tips for new and current medical trainees.
  • Why Primary Care Docs Should Worry About the Aducanumab Approval Kenny Lin has three reasons for caring about an expensive, ineffective drug that he won't be prescribing.
  • Pneumonia in the Shadow of COVID-19   Leading pulmonary specialists from the University of Louisville explain the burden of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults and reflect on complications caused by COVID-19.
  • The Medical Students Who Shunned Fear and Dove Into COVID Care   In her new book 'Life on the Line,' Emma Goldberg shines a spotlight on 'the absolutely invaluable work of healthcare providers' during the COVID crisis in New York.
  • Discontinuing Metformin: The Crowdsourced View Readers were divided on the decision to stop an elderly woman's metformin and reduce her pill burden.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Highlights From EULAR 2021   Dr Ronald van Vollenhoven discusses key reports on RA from EULAR 2021, including how COVID-19 affects patients on RA therapy, predictors of risk and treatment response, and data on upadacitinib.
  • Biden's Real Moonshot to Prevent Cancer Dr George Lundberg argues that we can cut cancer mortality rates by 40% with better prevention, but we shouldn't exclude the elderly.
  • Living to 100 Age 99 was not good enough. My patient enlisted my help to change her advance directive. She wanted to make it to 100, and she wanted the birthday card to show for it.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Karyne Jones, President & CEO, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA), about ensuring vaccine equity across all communities and how education can help overcome vaccine hesitancy.
  • ACC 2021 REHAB-HF Lays Groundwork for Recovery of Function Post HF   Ileana Pina speaks with Dalane Kitzman about a tailored strategy of physical rehabilitation to improve balance, strength, mobility, and endurance after acute HF.