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A doctor's podcast for older adults and family caregivers, hosted by practicing geriatrics specialist Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH. Learn what really works, when it comes to improving health and wellbeing while aging. Dr. K and her guests discuss common health problems that affect people over age 60, the best ways to prevent and manage those problems, and they also often address common concerns and dilemmas that come up with aging parents. Show notes and related articles are at BetterHealthWhileA ...
 
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In This Episode: This episode covers the latest on the ongoing Omicron surge, including whether it’s milder in older adults, what’s we’ve learned about rapid testing for Omicron, what to know about the current hospital situation, how to stay safer during the surge, and more. The episode also addresses these FAQs: But isn t Omicron supposedly milder…
 
"Substantive yet wryly humorous.... Skillfully drawing on primary and secondary sources, the authors show that Stephen F. Austin...fought to protect slavery from Mexican legislators' desire to abolish it, and that the independence movement was focused on preserving Texas's slave-based cotton economy." — Publishers Weekly…
 
In This Episode: This update covers Omicron, COVID boosters, plus how to search the CDC data to see just how well vaccines have worked, even in older adults. I also show the data demonstrating that vaccinated people age 80+ are still at higher risk of serious COVID than unvaccinated people under age 50; this is why fully vaccinated older adults sho…
 
In This Episode: Dr. K explains what to do if you’ve become worried about your aging parent, and are trying to figure out if they need help, or are unsure of what to do next. She covers: What mental changes are normal as people get older, and what s not normal The three types of problems you ll want to check for Specific signs to check for, to dete…
 
In This Episode: This video update covers COVID boosters, recent research on the efficacy of COVID vaccination in older adults over the last six months, why we are seeing breakthrough infections, and more. I also cover my recommendations for how aging adults and their families can be safer during the holidays, and using rapid antigen tests. (View t…
 
In This Episode: This video update covers my latest thoughts on the Delta surge, what we’ve learned about the efficacy of COVID vaccination in older adults over the last six months, breakthrough COVID cases, and whether “boosters” will be required. (View the show notes page to watch my subtitled talk and my slides.) This episode covers: The current…
 
In This Episode: This video update includes my thoughts on the Delta variant and the latest CDC announcement regarding guidance for fully vaccinated adults, what to know about “breakthrough” COVID cases in nursing homes and elsewhere, recent studies on the efficacy of vaccines in older adults (and why some touted study results may not apply to olde…
 
Watch the subtitled video and search the transcript by clicking above. (For a short tutorial on how to search the transcript, see here.) In This Episode: Guest host Dr. Nicole Didyk discusses the diagnosis and treatment of depression, including why it s often tricky to diagnose in later life, and how it can be treated. (Note: depression in the cont…
 
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Watch the subtitled video and search the transcript by clicking above. (For a short tutorial on how to search the transcript, see here.) In This Episode: Guest host Dr. Nicole Didyk explains what older adults and families should know about leg edema (swollen legs), a common condition that affects aging adults. Dr. Didyk is a geriatrician in Canada,…
 
Watch the subtitled video and search the transcript by clicking above. (For a short tutorial on how to search the transcript, see here.) In This Episode: Dr. K talks to fellow geriatrician Dr. Nicole Didyk about her new book: When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A geriatrician s guide to memory loss, safety worries, resistance, and more. Dr. Didyk is…
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K discussed the new Pfizer coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, with a…
 
Watch the subtitled video and search the transcript by clicking above. (For a short tutorial on how to search the transcript, see here.) In This Episode: Dr. K shares an update on the coronavirus (COVID19) situation and more recommendations to help older adults and people concerned about aging parents. This episode covers: The coronavirus situation…
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K discusses urinary incontinence in aging with geriatrician Dr. N…
 
In This Episode: Dr. K explains what all older adults and family caregivers should know about the new flu shots available for older adults this year and recommendations for influenza vaccination during this first COVID fall. This episode covers: The basics of influenza and why vaccination is important What we know about influenza and COVID-19 Why o…
 
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.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K shares an update on the coronavirus (COVID19) situation and mor…
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K talks with Dr. Karl Steinberg, an expert in nursing home care a…
 
In This Episode: Dr. K and her guest experts Dr. Nicole Didyk and Richard Caro, PhD, answer BHWA reader questions about aging health in COVID times. To watch the video version, click here. Questions and issues they addressed during this call included: The trade-off between safety and other benefits that older adults value How to think through makin…
 
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In This Episode: Dr. K shares an update on the coronavirus (COVID19) situation and more recommendations to help older adults and people concerned about aging parents. To watch the video version, click here. Related episode: 105 Coronavirus Updates & Suggestions (3.20.20 Edition) 104 Coronavirus Special: Planning to Help Aging Parents (Plus Q&A) 089…
 
In This Episode: Dr. K shares an update on the coronavirus (COVID19) situation and more recommendations to help older adults and people concerned about aging parents. To watch the video version, click here. Related episode: 104 Coronavirus Special: Planning to Help Aging Parents (Plus Q&A) 089 Giving Yourself (And Your Family) a Gift on National He…
 
In This Episode: Dr. K shares the coronavirus (COVID19) information and recommendations she presented on 3/12/20 to members of the Helping Older Parents Membership, plus answers to their questions about preparing themselves and protecting their aging parents. She covers: What’s most important to know about the coronavirus situation right now The cu…
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K talks about sex in later life with geriatrician Dr. Nicole Didy…
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K talks with Kerry Byrne, PhD, a researcher and expert in aging a…
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K talks with Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA MFT CMC, a past president …
 
.searchie-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .searchie-container iframe, .searchie-container object, .searchie-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In This Episode: Dr. K talks with geriatrician Bill Thomas, MD, founder of ChangingAgi…
 
In This Episode: Dr. K explains what all older adults and family caregivers should know about annual vaccination against influenza. She also reports on the statistics from last year’s flu season. This episode covers: What is influenza, and how many people are affected every year Why older adults are at higher risk of harm from the flu How the vacci…
 
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In This Episode: Dr. K talks with elder law and estate planning attorney, Mark Gilfix, JD, about common legal issues that come up when helping aging parents. He is a partner at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, a Bay Area law firm that helped pioneer elder law. They discuss: What is elder law and how it differs from estate planning and trust law Why a d…
 
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