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August 2016

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 08.30.2016
By Kenneth W. Kizer Paramedics have been an integral part of the healthcare landscape since the 1970s, when emergency medical services (EMS) were first widely implemented. Today, these highly trained professionals respond in situations commonly affecting older adults. Now, specially trained... Read more
posted 08.30.2016
By Audrey Weiner Writing on history can be instructive—the facts, the context in which they’re found and the words used to describe events. In 1890, Burdett described The Home for The Aged and Infirm Hebrews (of New York City, now The New Jewish Home) as follows: “In them (the... Read more
posted 08.23.2016
By Carol Levine In the early 20th century, the architect Louis Sullivan designed very tall buildings to meet the needs of a newly urban population. These structures illustrated his assertion that “form follows function.” The new forms needed a new name, and “skyscrapers”... Read more
posted 08.23.2016
By Sarab Sodhi I walked up to a patient in the Emergency Department, a woman in her 90s who had fallen. She had a decent-size laceration on her forehead and was quite upset. Unable to tell me what had happened, or how she fell, I had to rely on the EMS history. Luckily, the EMTs were still there... Read more
posted 08.23.2016
By Robert J. Schreiber Our current healthcare system for older adults and individuals with disabilities was built to provide acute medical care, but does not routinely include wellness approaches to prevent or manage chronic disease. In addition, it has not included integrating social support... Read more

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