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Urinary incontinence remains a taboo topic but practitioners can help to raise awareness, advise older people on how to manage this condition, and signpost them to further sources of support, reports Kathy Oxtoby.
Leading expert in thrombosis and acquired bleeding disorders Professor Beverley Hunt OBE explains what healthcare professionals can do to combat the risk of blood clots in hospitalised patients and improve outcomes.
Eczema, psoriasis, and pruritus are common skincare issues for older people. Kathy Oxtoby looks at the advice, support and treatments practitioners can offer patients with what can be distressing conditions.
Alcohol misuse is a growing problem for older people. But old age psychiatrist Dr Tony Rao believes all practitioners have a role to play in identifying those in need and ensuring they receive support without stigma or shame.
Drugs that block the mineralocorticoid receptor, like the hypertension medications spironolactone and eplerenone, may help to protect bones during ageing, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Trudie Lobban MBE is the founder and CEO of three charities: STARS, AF Association and Arrhythmia Alliance. GM Journal's Lauren Nicolle talks to Trudie about the work of the charities as well as the core issues surrounding heart…
The pandemic has meant practitioners caring for older people have had to respond to new challenges. What lessons have been learnt, the benefits to practice, and the different ways of working that will be retained in the future?
Dr Jennifer Burns, new president of the British Geriatrics Society, talks about her plans to champion the interests of its members, and why caring for older people is so rewarding.
Social prescribing helps isolated older individuals connect with their communities to make connections and discover new opportunities, building on individual strengths and preferences to improve health and wellbeing.
The prognosis for bladder cancer can vary significantly based on the stage and grade of the cancer. In the advanced stages, survival rates can be very poor. This article reviews new advances in bladder cancer that could improve patient…
World Thrombosis Day: what is the relationship between Covid-19, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary…
On World Thrombosis Day (October 13), GM Journal talks to Professor Beverley Hunt about deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. As well as explaining the clotting impact of Covid-19.
An inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Axial Spondyloarthritis recently showed worrying gaps in the care of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, a painful, progressive form of inflammatory arthritis. In this blog, Becky talks…
Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed leading to abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever, fatigue and weight loss. In this blog, David talks to BJFM about how a stoma changed his quality of life.