Tag archive for Healthy Aging

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Six ways to recognize symptoms earlier for longer, happier lives

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and is an opportunity to raise awareness of the symptoms and to recognize and celebrate those coping with the disease. While the disease is incurable, early detection of symptoms may lead to a better quality of life. The Texas A&M Health Science Center’s College of Nursing discusses some of these lesser-known early warning signs.

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Falls Prevention

Program on Healthy Aging releases new facts on falls in recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Program on Healthy Aging releases new facts on falls in recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Aging Healthy

Adding more life to your years

What is the secret to aging well? We can’t stop the clock, but how we live and react to different life experiences can make all the difference.

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Researcher shines light on assisted living facilities with appearance on national news documentary

Professor Catherine Hawes, Ph.D., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently appeared on the PBS FRONTLINE documentary, “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” to discuss her groundbreaking research on assisted living facilities across the nation.

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Physical activity program for seniors through SRPH showing positive results

Physical activity program for seniors through SRPH showing positive results

Fit & Strong!, an evidence-based physical activity program for seniors, has been successfully implemented by the Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging and the Navasota Department of Parks and Recreation, reaching more than 200 seniors in the Brazos Valley.

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Physical activity key for older adults

Physical activity key for older adults

Research gives a whole new meaning to the old saying “use it or lose it” for aging adults. Functional decline in the older adult is due, at least in part,

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SRPH, UNC receive CDC funding for Policies, Programs, and Partners for Fall Prevention Project

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) — The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina schools of Medicine and Public Health, was recently awarded $800,000 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Research Center program for a two-year Policies, Programs, and Partners for Fall Prevention (PPPFP) project.

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