Webinar: Sarcopenia -Role of Exercise & Physical Activity
The 3rd webinar was held at 8am PST on March 28, 2018 via a webinar portal of Sarcopenia -Education Series for Clinicians-, focusing on the latest knowledge about sarcopenia.
In the webinar, Dr. Barbara Resnick, Professor, Dept. of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, Maryland University, who is a pillar for geriatrics research, clinical practice, and education, had a talk on the role of exercise and physical activity -addressing sarcopenia by optimizing function and physical activity-. The video is now available on SarcopeniaHelp.com.
At SarcopeniaHelp.com, the recorded webinars by Dr. John Morley, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University on definitions of and practical diagnosis of sarcopenia and by Dr. Robert Martindale, Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University are also available to watch.
To access the webcast at SarcopeniaHelp.com.
Inquiry about the webinar program Dan Mueller, GM, AstaMed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarcopenia is a disease that leads to the progressive loss of skeletal muscle. In Sarcopenia, muscle mass decreases beyond the normal aging process because of inadequate lifestyle and other issues leading to decrease in muscle strength and/or physical performance, negatively impacting Quality of Life, mobility and independence, and even resulting in mortality. It has long been considered a part of aging that cannot be managed, even though it is estimated that sarcopenia affects approximately 45% of the U.S. senior population and exceeds $18 billion dollars in direct healthcare costs annually. Beginning October 1, 2016, sarcopenia was coded in the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) under the code of M62.84.