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Leslie Kernisan MD MPH
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Geriatrician and Caregiver Educator
Geriatrician and Caregiver Educator

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Super excited to publish this latest podcast episode, in which I interview an expert on using exercise programs for fall prevention in older adults.


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At last: podcast launched & live on iTunes!

For boomers and people worried about older parents. #aging   #health  

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Case Study: The Story of Joan & Her Health
Did you know: in 2010, 46% of fee-for-service Medicare spending went to those 14% of beneficiaries who had six or more chronic conditions . (See Fig 3.2 of the 2012 Medicare Chronic Conditions Chartbook .) You might think those are unusually sick seniors. B...

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How the White House & Others are "Gauging Aging"
If you were to host a conference on aging, what would you put on the agenda? And how would you talk about it? I found myself mulling this over as I watched the first part of the White House Conference on Aging  (WHCOA), which took place on July 13th. What's...

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Fascinating Facts on Family Caregivers: Highlights from Caregiving in the US 2015
If you follow aging and caregiving, then you've probably already heard about the major new caregiving report that was released last month: " Caregiving in the US 2015 ,"a joint effort from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. The study was funded ...

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GeriTech's Take on AARP's 4th Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch
On Thursday May 14, 2015, AARP hosted its fourth  Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event, an event that "features the most exciting start-up companies in the “50 and over” health technology sector." In this post, I'll list brief descriptions of the finalists...

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Notes from the Institute on Aging's Tech Conference
Last week I attended another one day aging & tech conference. But it was very different in feel compared to most events I go to, because this one was not hosted by an organization with an entrepreneurial background. Instead, the event was hosted by an aging...

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Notes from the Aging 2.0 Global Innovation Summit
This past week, I attended the second Aging 2.0 Global Innovation Summit. I wrote about the first one here . It's now a year later, and I would say that the health and aging experience of the average older adult still hasn't changed much. But this perhaps i...

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What PBS Forgot in its Caregiver Resources Section
As many know, family caregivers of aging adults are of extra-special interest to me. I've been studying their needs and creating health content for them since 2008, and these days I spend over half my time working on GeriatricsForCaregivers.net and a relate...

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What PBS Forgot in its Caregiver Resources Section
As many know, family caregivers of aging adults are of extra-special interest to me. I've been studying their needs and creating health content for them since 2008, and these days I spend over half my time working on GeriatricsForCaregivers.net and a relate...
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