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Geriatrics

The elderly patient has had type 2 diabetes for 15 years is now home bound after a stroke. Her HbA1c is 9.6 and she takes only metformin. Review the rest of her laboratory results and propose a management plan.

The first generic versions of Boniva (ibandronate) tablets, a once-monthly product for managing or preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, have received FDA approval.

An older woman was admitted with progressive shortness of breath and generalized weakness. The patient had a past medical history of hypertension, congestive heart failure (CHF), and hypercholesterolemia.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) degeneration, associated with aging, may precede or initiate cartilage damage.

For overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes, losing weight and improving fitness can reduce limitations in mobility.

Older patients are often taking multiple drugs for chronic and age-related conditions. The risk of adverse drug events and medication error rises with each new prescription. Patients, caregivers, and physicians can all work to help reduce this risk. Here, 5 practical tips to help keep the elderly safe.

A 92-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of progressively worsening fatigue, weight loss, generalized bone pain, and dyspnea on exertion. A skeletal survey found lytic lesions in the pelvis, sacrum, and calvarium (shown here).

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