Focus on Geriatric Medicine and Aging
About This Show
As our population grows older, new medical innovations serve to preserve the symbiosis of the body and mind. Are novel therapies for Alzheimer's on the horizon? How do we approach joint replacement surgery for an active 92-year-old? What about research frontiers focused on promoting longevity? ReachMD gathers top medical experts and opinion leaders for a month-long discussion of geriatric medicine and the aging process.
Most Recent Episode
Best in Show: The Health Benefits of Therapy Dogs
Dec 10 17
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Several studies have shown that therapy dogs help to reduce people’s pain levels and anxiety. Therapy dogs have also been found to increase patients’ physical, mental, emotional and social states and improve their quality of life. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with David Frei, former co-host of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and co-creator of Angel on a Leash, a charity supporting therapy dog programs that serve health care facilities, about how therapy dogs bring comfort, affection and happiness to people in confined living situations.