Geriatrics News

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.
Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Sep 24, 2015
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Use holiday visit to check on health of elderly relativesDec 12, 2014
While visiting elderly relatives over the holidays, be on the lookout for some tell-tale signs of declining health, said Baylor College of Medicine geriatric expert Dr. Robert Roush.
Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
Grant funds anxiety intervention in older adultsSep 23, 2014
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $2.1 million for a research project focusing on identifying and providing interventions for anxiety in older adults.
Huffington Center on Aging highlightsNov 4, 2013
See the Huffington Center on Aging's highlights in research, education and clinical care over the past 25 years.