Geriatric comes from Ancient Greek “gêras” meaning “old age” and “iatrós” which means “physician”. Geriatrics as an age group is not so easy to define. Usually, age 65 is used, but most people of this group do not consider themselves old. Life expectancy has changed, with many more people now living into their 80’s and beyond.
Rather than always treating disease with surgery or medication, doctors of osteopathy (DO) emphasize the body’s ability to heal itself. Because they realize that imbalance or misalignment in one part of the body can lead to problems elsewhere, they treat the body as a single unit.
Quinine is a natural chemical compound which is used in medicine for treating malaria and a malaria-like parasitic disease known as babesiosis. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that can potentially be life-threatening. Quinine works by hampering malaria’s ability to metabolize sufferers hemoglobin. In addition, quinine is also used as a bitter substance in the food industry.