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Tag: Geriatrics

Malnutrition Older Adults

March 24, 2017

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutriti...

UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving care in the emergency department.

Social Justice, Wellness

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The Geriatric Emergency Medicine Boot Camp was held Feb. 9 in Morrisville. UNC Health Care is one of nine health-care systems participating in the collaborative. Photo/Lane Deacon

March 9, 2017

Improving Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Studies show that the first visit to the Emergency Department (ED) by an older adult in the United States often marks the start of a downward health trend for that person, leading to return trips to the ED, hospital admissions, or death.

Senior Health, Wellness

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elderly man wringing hands in front of face.

October 18, 2016

Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

Medical Tips, Senior Health, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

December 10, 2015

The Atlantic tells story of adult autism through research at UNC

Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.

Autism, Research, UNC Stories

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Timothy Platts-Mills

September 4, 2015

The Nature of Emergency Medicine

While searching for the purpose of rare plants in a remote South Pacific village, Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, took up the cause of medicine. Now, he’s training the next generation of ED doctors at UNC.

Medical Tips

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A group of elderly people in a waiting room.

August 13, 2014

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.

Health, Research, Weight Loss, Wellness

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