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Top medical issues facing seniors run gamut

Justin Katz | Contributing Writer | Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:13 am

The advent of humans living longer — sometimes into triple digits — has brought on a plethora of health problems that seniors must cope with. While some issues are remnants of past health choices, there are measures that seniors, and soon-to-be seniors, can take to mitigate future health concerns.

Dr. Steven Gambert is a professor of medicine and director of geriatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He classified geriatric health problems into three categories: normal age-related changes, age-prevalent diseases and diseases that present themselves in an atypical way.

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