Benzodiazepines, a class of prescription drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia, are often taken with pain-relieving opioids.
On the third Friday of the month, a team of geriatric specialists gathers over lunch at Harborview Medical Center.
Researchers studying the biology of aging (geroscience) briefly treated middle-age mice with the drug rapamycin to gauge the long-term effects of short-term therapy on health and longevity.
Researchers studying the science of aging cringe at the terms 'anti-aging' and 'Fountain of Youth'.
People live longer with chronic illnesses these days, using medication to manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Doctors are questioning whether half the population over age 70 truly have serious kidney disease.
A Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center is being established at the University of Washington to increase the expertise of primary-care providers, trainees and others in caring for older adults.