Social engagement linked to sleep

Sleep is critical to maintaining cognitive function, preventing chronic disease and reducing the risk of mortality. Now, a new study has found that sleep and social engagement are linked. A paper published this year and reported on in todaysgeriatricmedicine.com looked at volunteer work, attendance at church and attendance at meetings of organized groups and found… Read More »

Where Are The Geriatricians?

Geriatrics is one of the few medical specialties in the United States that is contracting even as the need is increasing. A story in the New York Times says it ranks at the bottom of the list of specialities that internal medicine residents choose to pursue. They are needed more than ever as life expectancy… Read More »