The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners to stimulate dialogue on trends with great momentum to advance gerontology.
Understanding Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Influenza, and COVID-19
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes 177,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths in older adults each year. Those over 65, adults with chronic heart or lung disease, and adults with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Yet RSV remains underdiagnosed. This podcast was originally recorded as a webinar, where Drs. Robin Jump, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center) and Lindsay Kim (Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) answer questions about RSV and its impact on older adults; the challenges of distinguishing between RSV, influenza, and COVID-19; and ways to keep older adults healthy with so many respiratory viruses circulating, particularly in a long-term care facility.
Robin Jump, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Lindsay Kim, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Moderator: Elizabeth Sobczyk, MSW, MPH
Director, Strategic Alliances, The Gerontological Society of America
For more information, visit GSA’s National Adult Vaccination Program website.
This podcast episode is supported by Johnson and Johnson Health Systems, Inc. Content was developed by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).
Understanding HIV in Older Adults: Part 2
Drs. Meredith Greene and Molly Perkins discuss older adults and HIV in this multi-part series.
Understanding HIV in Older Adults: Part 1
Drs. Mark Brennan-Ing and Molly Perkins discuss older adults and HIV in this multi-part series.
Understanding COPD in Older Adults
Dr. Melissa Batchelor speaks with Dr. Barbara Yawn about her journey to becoming Chief Clinical Officer of the COPD Foundation and discusses COPD as it relates to older adults.
Obesity and Its Disproportionate Impact on Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford speaks with Dr. Tamara A. Baker, addressing the issue of obesity and specifically how the prevalence of obesity is different in communities of color versus majority communities in the United States.