Wellness Wednesday: Geriatricians, Gut Bacteria, Hospital Stays
By 2030, one out of every five Americans will be older than 65, yet fewer than 7,500 geriatricians practice in the U.S. A new study discovered that low levels of gut bacteria put children at higher risk for asthma later in life. Hospital errors affect thousands of patients each year and in some cases, those mistakes contribute to more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S.
- Cynthia Olsen, M.D., Wright State University School of Medicine
- Dr. Aaron Hamilton, Medical Director for Patient Safety, Cleveland Clinic
- Dr. Michael Bailey, Microbiologist and Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Francisco Sylvester, Division Chief for Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
This show originally aired on October 7, 2015 at 11 a.m.