A Practical Guide to Implementing ACGME Geriatric Medicine Milestones 2.0

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has updated its Milestones tool for assessing geriatrics fellows. Shoshana Streiter, MD, and colleagues outlined a four-step process for geriatric fellowship programs to transition from the original Milestones to Milestones 2.0.


SocialBit: A Wearable Sensor to Quantify Social Isolation

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed SocialBit, a smartwatch-based sensor designed to track the number and duration of daily interactions of the person wearing it.


Improving Geriatrics Education in Internal Medicine Residency Programs

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently spoke with faculty who are core clinical teachers about how to better integrate geriatrics education into internal medicine residency programs, as the proportion of U.S. individuals over 65 continues to rise.


Review: Efficacy and Safety of Testosterone for Older Adults With Functional Limitations

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Testosterone is a leading candidate for preventing and treating age-related loss of muscle mass, strength, power, and physical function. In this review, Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers critically appraise several suppositions about using testosterone in older adults with functional limitations.


Delirium Superimposed on Dementia During Hospitalization Has Complex Effect on Costs

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Tammy T. Hshieh, MD, MPH, and colleagues recently explored from a healthcare system perspective the direct costs of delirium in hospitalized patients with and without Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.


Brigham Study Reports Practicing Yoga May Prevent Frailty in Older Adults

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers recently reviewed 33 studies that reported how yoga affected individual metrics of frailty. They found that practicing yoga improved known predictors of longevity, such as walking speed and leg strength.


Physicians’ Health Study Suggests Long-term Aspirin Use Could Help Preserve Mobility

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers used the Physicians’ Health Study I to study the relationship between long-term aspirin use and self-reported walking speed. They report men who started aspirin use in middle age had greater probability of faster walking speeds in late life than men who reported low aspirin use.


Study Quality in Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma Research

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Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently conducted a scoping review to evaluate the characteristics of papers published in the field of geriatric traumatology. They say the overall quality of the existing literature is poor.


The Brigham Presents Updates in Hypertension Among Older Adults at Medical Grand Rounds Panel

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In this Medical Grand Rounds presentation, Naomi D.L. Fisher, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, joined a panel of colleagues from the Boston area to discuss recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension among older adults.