Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Geriatrics
The Division of Geriatrics began in 1986 and has experienced steady growth ever since. Today, the Division is home to over 20 full-time faculty members, 25 staff members, and an average of five pre and post-doctoral trainees per year. Over the last five years, research expenditures have grown substantially, from $500k in to $2.4M in direct costs annually. As the population of our state and nation ages, the Division of Geriatrics strives to build on this foundation and will continue to produce outstanding researchers, educators, and clinicians.
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The 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference will be held August 29-30, 2016 at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, near Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference is presented by the Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah, School of Medicine. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Patients whose blood pressure target was lowered to reach a systolic goal of less than 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack, heart failure or stroke reduced by 24 percent, and their risk for death lowered by 27 percent. Compared to a systolic blood pressure goal of less than 140 mmHg, aggressive treatment appeared to be as effective for elderly participants as for adults age 50-74, according to results from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) presented at the American Heart Association meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Nov. 9. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
We are pleased to introduce our two incoming Geriatric Medicine Fellows - Alex Meier and Brett Porter. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
University of Utah Health Sciences Center Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
World-renowned expert Diana Kuh, Ph.D., has a simple description for healthy aging: Keeping moving, keeping your marbles, and keeping your spirits up.... Read MoreInternal Medicine