Cincinnati--Seven nationally recognized geriatrics specialists on
aging from the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center have joined
the netwellness.org team of experts. They will provide high-quality
information to the public on aging, including answering questions on
all aspects of the topic as part of NetWellness' acclaimed "Ask an
Elderly patients take nearly three times as many
medications as younger patients do and they are the greatest consumers
of prescription and over-the-counter medications. As a result, the need
for quality information on topics such as prescription medication in
the elderly have increased. "It is important for people to be well
informed about all the issues of aging. I think our site and the
availability of experts will help keep people informed," said Elizabeth
Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG, field service professor of geriatric
medicine, UC Department of Family Medicine, and coordinator of the
NetWellness Aging team.
Aging is a physical process as well as a
mental one. Therefore, how we age depends upon our genes, environmental
influences and lifestyle. "Our site has a lot of information related to
various aspects of disease as well as tips on how to age well through
attitude and involvement," Gothelf said. The NetWellness aging topic
can be accessed by going to the NetWellness home page and clicking on
the picture of the featured experts, or by clicking on "Health Topics"
and then "Aging."
UC College of Nursing experts on aging who have
joined the NetWellness team are Evelyn L. Fitzwater, DSN, RN, CS,
associate professor; Elaine Miller, DNS, RN, professor; and Susan D.
Gilster, BS, RN, NHA, clinical preceptor of nursing, Alois Alzheimer
Center. In addition to Gothelf, other members of NetWellness team of
experts on aging are faculty of the UC Department of Family Medicine,
College of Medicine, and include: Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, professor and
director of geriatric medicine; Steven Bartz, MD, assistant professor,
and Arvind Modawal, MD, assistant professor.
Netwellness.org is a
non-profit consumer health Web site that provides information created
and evaluated by health professional faculty at the University of
Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve
University. Started in June 1995, NetWellness was one of the nation's
first health sites on the Internet.