LIT MED's commentary on Open Wound. LIT MED is NYU's Literature Arts Medicine database
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1:39pm
Open Wound is a novel crafted from the extensive documents of an unsettling, little-known, yet remarkable episode in the history of medicine.
Author Jason Karlawish, Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics...
An Open Letter To My Senators To Preserve The ACA
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:11am
February 15, 2017
Senator Bob Casey
Senator Pat Toomey
Dear Senators Casey and Toomey,
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will threaten older American’s access to affordable quality care. This threat is especially significant for those older Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease.
I’m a geriatrician, co-director of the Penn Memory Center, and a professor of medicine, medical ethics and health policy, and neurology at the University...
The House Of Alzheimer's Disease -- a series of essays on living with Alzheimer's
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:25pm
We Don’t Have Enough Alzheimer’s Disease Doctors, But We Can Fix That
The other week, a patient came to me for a diagnostic work-up of her memory problems. She’d already had them worked up elsewhere, but, her husband explained, that visit ended not with a diagnosis, but with a prescription for an antibiotic. Her brain MRI had shown sinusitis, and this entirely asymptomatic sinusitis, an “incidental finding,” was all the doctor cared about. My hunch...
Loss of dignity in dementia falls on the public, not the patient
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:19pm
An elderly man suffering from dementia soils himself while shuffling down a nursing home hallway. A nurse finds him and leads him back to his room, cleaning up the mess left behind while a young boy visiting his grandmother watches in disgust. Across town, two parents bend over their infant child on the changing table and celebrate the...
Time To Clean The Wax Out Of The Hearing Aid Industry
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:29am
A message of hope is being broadcast loud and clear to the 30 million aging Americans with hearing loss. The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission can nudge the overly consolidated and stagnant hearing aid industry into 21st century innovation, and if they do this, options for quality hearing aids will increase and prices will drop. Older adults will no longer have to spend their time and money on expensive hearing aids they really don’t...
Joining the Global Council on Brain Health
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 10:19am
In an effort to provide the public with “clear, trustworthy information on brain health,” AARP announced the creation of a new independent organization Tuesday.