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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Zeev Weitz MD What does the word ‘arthritis’ mean?  Is it joint pain?  Is it joint swelling?  Is it redness? The answer, simply, is YES: it is pain, swelling and redness individually and in combination. The word arthritis is defined as

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End of Life Decisions

By Dr. Paul Bushkuhl Many months ago, I received a book from a good friend entitled “Being Mortal.” It had a huge impact on my practice of medicine and I believe it should be required reading for all mortals and

Posted in Geriatric Medicine, Pain Management

By Craig Moss, MD What happens to the mind as we age? Where does forgetfulness become the start of dementia? What is normal aging and what is pathology? What causes memory loss and are there ways to prevent it from

Posted in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatrics is the medical care and treatment of older people. In the United States, over 13% of the population is 65 years of age or older. The average life expectancy in 1991 was over 75 years of age. Illnesses that

Posted in Geriatric Medicine
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