RESEARCH ARTICLE


Geriatrics: Gateway to Next Medicine§



Walter M. Bortz, II*
167 Bolivar Lane, Portola Valley, CA 94028, USA


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* Address correspondence to this author at the 167 Bolivar Lane, Portola Valley, CA 94028, USA; Tel: 650-854-2213; E-mail: drwbortz@aol.com
§ Presented at Annual Meeting, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia 2009, USA.


Abstract

As Current Medicine faces the mandate for massive reformulation geriatrics provides the template. In it are found the critical new basic science that underlies life-long health, and the time honored tradition of “caring.”

Keywords:: Aging, death, disuse syndrome, epigenesis, frailty, geriatrics, hypokinetic disease, medication, sedentary death syndrome.