Geriatrics News

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.
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.