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  • UNC Geriatrics Represented at the 2022 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting

    The American Geriatric Society held its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, May 12-14, 2022. Composed of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health, UNC Geriatrics was fully represented at this year’s meeting. In attendance at the three-day event were Geriatrics faculty, fellows, residents, Center staff, and MSTAR students*. *The UNC-CH T-35 … Continued

  • How Ageism Impacts Us All

    Every year, each one of us adds one more candle to the birthday cake. This additional year brings new experiences and goals. However, how we think about our age and how others perceive that number can impact our health. Ageism refers to the stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination towards oneself and others based on age. It affects everyone. According to the World Health Organiz … Continued

  • UNC Geriatrics clinicians, residents, and fellows in front of a poster at the 2022 AGS annual meeting. Dr. John Batsis, Dr. Max Hockenberry, Dr. Hillary Spangler, Dr. Brianna Harder, Dr. Tiffany Long, Dr. Sarah Stoneking, UNC Geriatrics Chief Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, and Dr. David Lynch.
  • Dr. Kistler Explains How Drinking Water in the Morning can Support Healthy Aging

    Christine E. Kistler, MD, associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, explained why older adults are more vulnerable to dehydration and how drinking water in the morning can support healthy aging. Forget the wrinkle-smoothing creams and anti-aging serums. The secret to growing old gracefully comes straight from your sink. Yep, water helps keep every system in your … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

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    Spotlight on Assistant Professor Joshua Niznik

    UNC Geriatrics recognizes Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, for his recent accomplishments. Dr. Niznik was recently appointed to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) editorial board, was lead author of a COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy study, and was interviewed for an AARP article on the … Continued

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    Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE, hopes to encourage others to find their purpose

    As an assistant professor in the Divisions of Hematology and Geriatric Medicine, and a board-certified Geriatric-Hematologist, Dr. Shakira J. Grant, MBBS, is no stranger to success, but she has had to overcome many challenges along the way. Now, selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort, she hopes this … Continued

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    UNC Geriatrics Clinic April 2022 Update

    UNC Geriatrics is the largest older adult-focused primary care practice in the Triangle. Also, the past two years have been eventful for the clinic.

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    International Federation of Delirium Societies launches delirium journals

    In conjunction with World Delirium Awareness Day on March 16, 2022, the International Federation of Delirium Societies launched two new delirium journals: Delirium and Delirium Communications.

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    Batsis Discusses Five Common Medications That Can Cause Weight Gain

    Side effects are common with almost any medication. What’s less common are side effects that can complicate your recovery from the very condition you’re looking to treat. Case in point: medications that can cause weight gain. “Often, we think of side effects that cause more [physical] symptoms — dizziness, stomach problems, fatigue,” said John Batsis, MD, associate professor in t … Continued