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News & Press

February 28, 2014

AGS Releases Second Choosing Wisely® List: Identifies 5 More Tests and Treatments that Older Patients and Providers Should Question

NEW YORK– American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today released a new list of five tests and treatments that older adults and their healthcare providers should question and discuss. The AGS is a partner in the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® initiative, which encourages healthcare providers and their patients to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of certain tests, medications and… More»

November 12, 2013

AGS Releases Updated Guidelines for Improving the Care of Older Adults with Diabetes

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) published its newly revised and updated guidelines for improving the care of older adults with diabetes.  An abridged version of the full guidelines, The American Geriatrics Society Guidelines for Improving the Care of Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: 2013 Update, is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society…. More»

October 29, 2013

Pain Management in Older Adults: New Resources from HealthinAging.org

Pain is a common health issue for older people. Conditions such as arthritis, shingles, bone and joint disorders, and cancer, which often occur more frequently in older adults, are one reason safe and effective pain management is such an important part of high quality care for seniors. If you have persistent (continuing) pain, it can… More»

September 17, 2013

Older Adults with Advanced Dementia Who Can No Longer Feed Themselves Should Be Fed By Hand, Not Fitted With Feeding Tubes, American Geriatrics Society Confirms

New York, NY – Older adults who have end-stage dementia and can no longer feed themselves should not be fitted with feeding tubes, but rather, should be carefully fed by hand, recommends the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS’) newly updated position statement on the use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes among this population. “In 2005,… More»