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Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.

Whatever the cluster of second-year students at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York expected to hear from an 82-year-old woman — this probably wasn’t it. At first, Elizabeth Shepherd, one of several seniors invited to meet with future doctors in an anti-ageism program called “Introduction to the Geriatric Patient,” largely followed the script. As student… Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about ulcerative colitis in children

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the large intestine. The condition is more likely to affect people between 15 and 30 and over 60 years old, but it can develop at any age, including in childhood. Ulcerative colitis causes swelling, bleeding, diarrhea, and other uncomfortable symptoms. There is… Read More »

Osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures: Advocacy groups and medical device maker spin misleading message

In case you ever wondered, October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. In preparation, two advocacy groups — the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Bone Health Alliance — have joined forces with Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, to raise awareness about what they consider to be an “under-diagnosed” problem: vertebral compression fractures (VCF) from… Read More »