Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - News on Dr. Levine's medical and consulting practice, and reflections on our healthcare system.

Archive for April, 2012

Pressure Ulcer Staging: Should I Get My Raincoat?

For more than 20 years the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has provided leadership in major topics surrounding pressure ulcers, including standardization of the staging system and introducing useful additional classifications of Unstageable and Deep Tissue Injury. However, recent changes on their website show new nomenclature that, in my opinion, risks introducing confusion for caregivers and policy makers. It looks like NPUAP is adding …Read More

Signs of Spring in Manhattan

After two dozen years of living in New York City I have experienced how city life can wear down the spirit. The intense competition, the bustle of streets and subways, and the ever-spiraling expenses take a toll on many people. But there is always the promise of renewal, particularly in the spring when the weather turns fair and the flowers bloom. For this post I …Read More

The Woodstock Generation Comes of Age

The photograph of Nick and Bobbi Ercoline on the cover of the Woodstock album, taken by Burk Uzzle at the legendary festival in 1969, defined their generation. When Megan McCutcheon, Managing Editor of The Gerontologist, asked me to contribute a cover photo to a special Baby Boomer issue, I knew right away whose picture I wanted to take. It wasn’t difficult to find Nick and …Read More