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Geriatric nurse caring for an older woman

Texas A&M Health Science Center partners with St. Joseph Health System to customize health and wellness care for seniors

New partnership will provide a forum for research to improve the unique health care techniques for aging populations and utilize a team approach to further the common mission of supporting the overall health and wellness of our community.

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New research shows fall-related hospitalizations are on the rise in Texas

Fall-related hospitalizations in Texas are increasing significantly, according to a study conducted by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among people age 65 and older, with a third of this population suffering a fall each year.

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Spotting Alzheimer’s early: The signs and risks

At first glance, many of the warning signs for Alzheimer's disease seem like they can be associated with normal aging – after all, who doesn’t forget things as they grow older? However, according to Dai Lu, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy with a research focus on Alzheimer’s, there is a significant difference between temporary lapses in memory and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Hong evaluates mobile application to promote physical activity in older adults

Yan Hong, Ph.D. leads team of researchers in the development and testing of iCanFit, a mobile-enabled web application to promote physical activity in older adults with chronic conditions.

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Vaccines: Not just for kids

Adult vaccinations are valuable and increase in importance the older a person gets, and it’s imperative that adults reexamine their vaccination plans as they age.

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During Fall Prevention Month, the Texas A&M School of Public Health is hosting in-person events and online trainings across the state.

Fall prevention activities planned throughout the state

September is Fall Prevention Month and to mark the occasion, programs within the Texas A&M School of Public Health are collaborating to host in-person events and online trainings across the state.

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Fitting in Exercise: 4 tips for being active as you age

Not only can regular physical activity help manage diseases and thereby reduce medical costs, but it can also help older adults maintain their independence.

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When prescription drugs cause adverse effects in the jaw

Attending a cancer support group presentation on the side effects of bisphosphonates gave Jerry Sawyer, 73, a jump-start on managing the symptoms when he experienced them himself.

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Older Americans can improve fragmented sleep

As Americans get older, their sleep becomes poorer, both in quality and quantity. Neurobiologist David Earnest has tips for supporting your two aging "sleep clocks."

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