AirTalk for January 30, 2012

The doctors are in

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Any questions for the doctors?

AirTalk continues our semi-regular series looking at the top health stories, fads and frustrations facing patients and doctors. Today, we kick off the conversation with a new HPV study that finds that 7% of U.S. teens – and a surprising 11.4% of adults ages 60-64 – carry the virus in their mouths. We’ll also discuss the differences between geriatrics and young peoples’ medicine, the challenges of caring for aging parents’ from afar, the latest on diagnosing and treating dementia and more. Dr. Lachs and Dr. Mosqueda will join Larry in-studio to take your questions and calls – no health insurance or appointment necessary.

Guests:

Mark Lachs, M.D., Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health Care System; physician, scientist, and gerontologist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City; author, "Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor’s Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older" (Viking Press)

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Chair and Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Geriatrics and the Ronald Reagan Endowed Chair in Geriatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine


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