Dr. Patricia & Dr. Harrison Bloom, Clinical Associate Professors of Geriatrics and first-time authors of the book “Get Up and Move your “A**! A Light Hearted But Serious Guide To Successful Aging" joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Health News Channels. With nearly 40 years each of clinical practice, teaching and research in the field of aging, they have both recently entered the “geriatric” age group themselves.
- Why did you decide to write a book like this?
- We know the boomer age group is growing, do you see or feel this is the reason more people are interested in learning how to stay healthy?
- What are some easy tips to staying healthy while getting older?
- It can be overwhelming today with all the vitamins, supplements that are supposed to help one stay younger, what are your thoughts on this?
- What do you want people to take away from this book?
Patricia Bloom, MD and Harrison Bloom, MD have been partners in work and life for more than 45 years. As esteemed educators and clinicians in the field of geriatric medicine, they are well known throughout the New York City region, as well as nationally and internationally. Both are Clinical Associate Professors of Geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and have held leadership positions in the Columbia/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and Mount Sinai Medical Centers. Harrison Bloom teaches internationally through the United Nations International Institute on Aging, and Patricia Bloom teaches courses and workshops on mindfulness and stress reduction. Equally passionate in their mission to prevent or delay age-related diseases and disabilities, the Blooms hope that their “light-hearted but serious” health message will inspire young, middle-aged and older patients alike. Originally from Minnesota, they have two married children and two young grandchildren—with a third on the way—all living in the California Bay Area, where they frequently visit.