American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a professional society founded on June 11, 1942 for physicians practicing geriatric medicine. The Society has a main peer-reviewed journal, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Its other journals include the Annals of Long-term Care and Clinical Geriatrics.

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http://www.americangeriatrics.org/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Geriatrics_Society

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Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis can increase your risk for social isolation

When older adults become lonely—a condition health professionals call "social isolation"—their health and well-being can suffer. In fact, there may be a link between being socially isolated and osteoarthritis (arthritis) ...

Cardiology

High blood pressure treatment and nursing home residents

Although 27 percent of all older adults who live in nursing homes in this country have both high blood pressure and dementia, we don't have enough research yet to inform healthcare providers about the best way to treat their ...

Health

Slower walking speed may predict future mobility problems

Being able to walk outside for several blocks at a leisurely pace plays an important role in living a vibrant, healthy life. Walking short distances allows you to get the physical activity you need, live independently, go ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How do older adults fare after hip fracture?

Hip fractures in older adults can be extremely serious, and often result in chronic illness, death, and increased health care costs. Experts estimate that some 18 to 33 percent of all older adults who have suffered hip fractures ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Weighing risks and benefits of drug treatment for major depression

Depression is a common and serious problem for older adults. Some 15 to 20 percent of people aged 65 and older who live independently deal with symptoms of major depressive disorder. For residents of nursing homes, the rates ...

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