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Ken Covinsky, M.D., MPH, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Covinsky leads the division’s research training and mentoring programs, conducts his own research program funded by the National Institute on Aging, and cares for patients in the San Francisco VAMC Geriatrics Clinic and inpatient medical service. He contributes regularly to GeriPal, a geriatrics and palliative care blog, where this post was originally published. You can follow him on Twitter @geri_doc.

A Better Health System for Frail and Disabled Elders

Ken Covinsky | December 9, 2013
Let's stop telling the public that exercising and eating blueberries are guarantees for avoiding frailty and disability. Let's start talking about how to maintain our quality of life as we age and inevitably encounter health problems.

Guest Blog: The Confusing Morass of Medical Evidence

Ken Covinsky | July 28, 2011
Practitioners of evidence-based medicine use published evidence from the medical literature to guide them as they try to provide the best care for each patient. But sometimes the medical literature just feels like a big morass.