Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III

Bio

Specialties:

  • Geriatric Medicine

Affiliation:

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every year, poor air quality claims 5.5 million lives prematurely worldwide -- more than half of them in China and India, two of the world's fastest-growing economies, according to new research.

    Power and industrial plants release tiny particles i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your sweetheart has diabetes or prediabetes, get creative and celebrate Valentine's Day without chocolates or a fancy restaurant meal, an expert says.

    Instead of going out for dinner, go on an outing that includes a hike, bicycle ride or vig...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New mental challenges might help your mind stay sharp as you age, according to a small study.

    The research, from the University of Texas at Dallas, included 39 older adults who were randomly assigned to high- or low-me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the risk of impotence -- erectile dysfunction -- increases with age, men should know it's not an inevitable part of growing older, experts say.

    About 30 million American men have erectile dysfunction. Worldwide, the number is expected to r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee "instability" boosts their odds for a dangerous fall.

    "Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and debilitating problems in older peopl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. seniors may be developing dementia less often and at later stages of life, a decades-long study suggests.

    More than 5,000 people followed for almost 40 years starting in the mid-1970s experienced an average 20 percent reduction in their ri...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery -- good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests.

    However, the news is not the same ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can increase the risk of premature death, even decades later, one of the longest running air pollution studies suggests.

    British scientists found the negative health effects of air pollution -- such as a higher risk of lung and heart...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans Affairs hospitals seem to do just as well as other U.S. hospitals when it comes to treating older men with heart disease or pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    The findings, published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical A...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes, shootings and drug overdoses, which cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States, may explain why Americans' life expectancy is lower than in similar countries, a new study suggests.

    Americans' life expectancy is about t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests.

    The study included 60 people with hay fever between the ages of 65 and 75 who were given either allergy shots or a placebo for three years.

    Those who received th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the last two days before dying, many hospice patients cared for at home or in a nursing home were not seen by a doctor, nurse or social worker, a new study finds.

    The researchers found that one in eight Medicare patients didn't get such visits, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    "Our study was the most comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of adult su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The influence of a husband or wife on their spouse's quality of life remains strong even after death, a new study says.

    Couples who have been married a long time develop a high level of interdependence, and one partner's quality of life at death co...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.

    The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. P...Full Article