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Huffington Spotlight on Health

Into Dementia: Where and How Far Are We From Effective Treatments?
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Location: Junior League of Houston
Time: 6 p.m. Hor D'oeuvres and Wine, 7 p.m. Lecture
Presenter: John Hardy, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Neuroscience
University College London, Institute of Neurology, London, England
*Open to the general public
Tickets: $75
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Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecture

Genomic Analysis of Neurodegeneration
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Location: Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Cullen Auditorium
Time: Noon
Presenter: John Hardy, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Neuroscience
University College London, Institute of Neurology
Poster Session and Reception: 1 p.m.
(Presented by the Huffington Center for Aging and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology)
*For the scientific community
Free Event
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Staying hydrated is key for elder adults this summerJun 22, 2017
As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration also increase among adults 65 years of age and older.
Gut bacteria might one day help slow down aging processJun 15, 2017
Slowing down the aging process might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. 
Tips help seniors prepare for natural disastersJun 8, 2017
Dr. Angela Catic says having medical information readily available is key to being prepared for a hurricane, especially for elder adults who may live alone or with a caregiver.
Weight loss, exercise can reduce frailty in obese older adultsMay 17, 2017
Researchers find that weight loss plus combined aerobic and resistance training provided greater improvement in physical function and reduction of frailty in older obese adults.
‘Silent seizures’ found in patients with Alzheimer’s diseaseMay 1, 2017
Discovery of ‘Silent seizures’ provides a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and can potentially lead to new treatments.
Age isn’t only reason hair starts to go grayFeb 16, 2017
Although the thought of aging and going gray may be daunting, Dr. Rajani Katta says there are several factors that play a role in developing gray hair.
Older adults advised to make smart sexual health choicesFeb 9, 2017
STDs can have a significant impact on the health of elders because they are often diagnosed late due to lack of frequent screening.
Study shows link between Hepatitis C virus, multiple cancersJan 26, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Kramer and colleagues examine the link between HCV and other cancers within the U.S. elderly population.
Quick test helps identify frailty in bedbound elderlyDec 15, 2016
For older adults who are hospitalized for ground-level falls, their level of frailty can be an important indicator of adverse health outcomes upon discharge. 
Adult children should pay closer attention to elderly parents during holiday visits Dec 14, 2016
The holidays are a practical time to check on mom and dad’s health and perhaps schedule much needed doctor appointments, according to Dr. Robert Roush, professor of medicine-geriatrics.
Dr. Meng Wang honored with 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell AwardDec 7, 2016
Dr. Meng Wang has been awarded the 2017 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine, recognizing her as a rising star researchers in Texas.
Traveling can be very good for the elderly when planned correctlyNov 16, 2016
Holiday travel can be rewarding at any age, but it can be an extra special occasion for the elderly.
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseOct 6, 2016
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
Higher flu vaccine suggested for adults over the age of 65Oct 5, 2016
For elderly adults, getting a flu shot is essential to maintaining good health.
Baylor College of Medicine researcher awarded NIH New Innovator AwardOct 4, 2016
Dr. Melanie Samuel has been awarded the New Innovator Award by National Institutes of Health through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
Dr. Meng Wang awarded Pioneer Award from National Institutes of HealthOct 4, 2016
The National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award will support Dr. Meng Wang's work in identifying new strategies to improve human health and longevity.
Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season nowSep 12, 2016
It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.
School-time stress isn’t just for studentsSep 8, 2016
Grandparents can play an important role in their grandchildren’s life during the school year, which can lead to stress.
No age should be considered too old to go back to school Aug 17, 2016
With the school year drawing near, Dr. Angela Cati says it’s never too late to go back to school - even for people over 50.
Dr. Melanie Samuel awarded grant to further study molecular targets for repairing nervous system injuryJul 8, 2016
An $80,000 grant will help launch Dr. Melanie Samuel's research into the best approach for nervous system injury repair.