American Geriatrics Society

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American Geriatrics Society



An association of health care professionals interested in the problems of older adults. It encourages the study of geriatrics and stresses the importance of medical research in the field of aging.
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American Geriatrics Society (AGS) & British Geriatrics Society (BGS)--Panel on Prevention of Falls in Older Persons.
These include depression, sleep problems, less exercise and an unhealthy diet, says Peter Vitaliano, a psychologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, writing in the same issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The American Geriatrics Society has two mechanisms already in place to help identify, educate, and cultivate future scientific and clinical leaders: the Dennis W.
Volandes, who received a new investigator award for his work by the American Geriatrics Society, disclosed no conflicts of interest for himself or his associates.
Centrally active ACE inhibitors such as captropil (Capoten) and fosinopril (Monopril), used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure, are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline among the elderly compared to other blood pressure medications such as benazepril (Lotensin) and enalapril (Vasotec), according to research presented at the May conference of the American Geriatrics Society.
Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response to varicella vaccine in older adults, according to a new study published in print this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Funding for the Older Americans Act has been frozen since fiscal year 2002 and must be increased to adjust for inflation, according to the letter, which was signed by more than 30 organizations, including the National Council on Aging, American Geriatrics Society and Alliance for Retired Americans.
Jan Collins [class scribe] is the winner of the annual Aging Awareness Media Award from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) for "top-notch reporting on an innovative program [at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine] designed to improve the care of older adults by matching medical students with older adult mentors.
New York -- Hospitalization may be a factor in suicidal tendencies in older people, according to a report in the May issue of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Many women aged 50 years and older lack appropriate knowledge about HIV transmission and prevention, according to findings published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The list includes YWCA of USA, United Hospital Fund, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights In China, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, American Geriatrics Society, National Action Minorities, Citizenship Education Fund, Interracial Council of Business Opportunity, New York Foundation, Variety Foundation of New York and many more too numerous to mention.
American Geriatrics Society 2004 Annual Scientific Meeting Las Vegas.

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