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What sequence of events could put an older person at risk for sarcopenia?
Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD The University of Texas Medical Branch
Muscle loss over time is often not a slow, gradual process, but can occur more episodically, due to occasional injuries or periods...
What should nurses look for to help determine if their patient is at risk for sarcopenia?
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSC, Drexel University College
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili describes several key traits nurses can look for as potential warning signs of sarcopenia
What successful strategies do you use in working with physicians?
Marion Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Marion Winkler of Alpert Medical School shares her thoughts on how to working more effectively with physicians.
What types of assessments do you typically use?
Jeffrey Halter, MD Professor of Internal Medicine Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine Director, Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology University of Michigan
If possible, physicians should look at a patient’s weight and body mass history as a determining factor for how to treat each pati...
Where Does Food Processing Fit in a “Real Food” World? Benefits to the Clinical Patient
Kari Ryan, PhD, RD, Abbott Nutrition R&D, Ohio, USA
The top trends in foods are “clean/clear” labels, natural processing, and whole or real foods. In healthcare, the consumer’s desir...

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