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Topic of the Month December 2016

The human patient - geriatrics, diseases of civilization and aging

In younger years, in old age and in between - our way of life influences our health. We can cause diseases of civilization like diabetes, overweight, joint damage and cardiovascular diseases with our lifestyle. They bother us until our late stages of life. Learn more about these diseases of civilization in our Topic of the Month, what happens when we develop diseases of aging on top and why geriatricians should care for patients at this point.