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Feb
21
2013

Making the Case for a Better Geriatric Model

The majority of older Americans now manage multiple chronic conditions simultaneously, which can present challenges to the geriatricians, clinicians and researchers who are seeking better treatments for aging patients, particularly in the areas of dementia and sarcopenia. While these two examples initially seem distinct, a closer examination of the challenges... Read more »

Feb
20
2013

AIM Member Spotlight: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Highlights from the ASBMR Topical Meeting: Bone and Skeletal Muscle Interactions In the summer of 2012, AIM member American Society for Bone and Mineral Research hosted a symposium on leading research addressing links and interactions between bone and skeletal muscle. Both osteoporosis and sarcopenia are... Read more »

Dec
14
2012

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition

Guest post written by Becky Dorner, RD, LD, Speaker of the House of Delegates, Board of Directors for AIM Member The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Good nutrition is an essential component for healthy aging. It helps to promote positive quality of life by providing beneficial... Read more »

Dec
6
2012

Lessons from the FNIH-NIA-FDA sarcopenia consensus summit

A recent article published in Nature on the FNIH-NIA-FDA Sarcopenia Consensus Summit, which was held in May 2012, gives a hint of the information that FNIH will share with the health and research communities upon the highly anticipated publication of the meeting proceedings and manuscripts early next... Read more »

Oct
27
2012

The Economics of Disability

Sarcopenia and functional decline is a leading cause of disability onset and loss of independence in older patients. In addition to the reduced quality of life that disability imposes on older patients, the loss of independence represents a significant increase in medical expenses to taxpayers, families and caregivers. ... Read more »

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