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As our population grows older, new medical innovations serve to preserve the symbiosis of the body and mind. Are novel therapies for Alzheimer's on the horizon? How do we approach joint replacement surgery for an active 92-year-old? What about research frontiers focused on promoting longevity? ReachMD gathers top medical experts and opinion leaders for a month-long discussion of geriatric medicine and the aging process.

As our population grows older, new medical innovations serve to preserve the symbiosis of the body and mind. Are novel therapies for Alzheimer's on the horizon? How do we approach joint replacement surgery for an active 92-year-old? What about research frontiers focused on promoting longevity? ReachMD gathers top medical experts and opinion leaders for a month-long discussion of geriatric medicine and the aging process.
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As our population grows older, new medical innovations serve to preserve the symbiosis of the body and mind. Are novel therapies for Alzheimer's on the horizon? How do we approach joint replacement surgery for an active 92-year-old? What about research frontiers focused on promoting longevity? ReachMD gathers top medical experts and opinion leaders for a month-long discussion of geriatric medicine and the aging process.

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Episodes

Growing Prevalence of Asthma in Seniors

4/23/2009
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Host: Lee Freedman, MD Guest: Richard deShazo, MD When older patients present with shortness of breath or fatigue, physicians may test for heart failure. Asthma is another diagnosis to consider, since a growing number of seniors have the condition. Dr. Richard deShazo, the Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, explains how older patients often experience asthma symptoms differently than younger...

The Genetics of Methuselah

11/12/2008
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Nir Barzilai, MD What is the role of insulin growth factor in longevity? Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and chaired professor of medicine and molecular genetics, speaks about changes in insulin-like growth factor pathways in relation to longevity. The genotype of exceptional age is also associated with improved cognitive function.

The Underpinnings of Exceptional Longevity

11/12/2008
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Nir Barzilai, MD What does the latest research tell us about longevity? Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and chaired professor of medicine and molecular genetics, discusses the development of a study in a homogenous founder population in order to identify the biological and genetic underpinnings of exceptional longevity. The genotype and associated phenotype may modulate aging...

Studying Our Aging Population to Improve Healthcare

11/10/2008
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Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: William Hall, MD Dr. William Hall, director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York, discusses with host Dr. Maurice Pickard the unprecedented increase in members of our population age 85 and older, and the role this may play in exceptional longevity. We know more today than we ever have before about disease factors that cause disability and frailty, such as depression, neuromuscular stability, cognitive status and...