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Elderly

Taking too many medications at once can be counterproductive (and even dangerous)

January 13, 2017
How ‘polypharmacy’ can lead to drug interactions that may cancel out the beneficial effects, or worse

Nursing homes: When they’re right for you

March 17, 2016
A step-by-step guide to what future residents and their loved ones should know

Revolutionary senior care center breaks ground along Texas A&M Biocorridor

March 3, 2016
MatureWell Lifestyle Center is a collaboration between CHI St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Mother inspires research that revolutionizes the care of seniors

September 1, 2015

Marcia Ory, Ph.D. has revolutionized the care of seniors through applied prevention research beginning at the National Institute on Aging where she directed the Social Science Research on Aging program, to her current position as distinguished professor and associate dean of research at the Texas A&M School of Public Health.

Towne and Ory identify health disparities among older American Indian and Alaska Native populations

September 22, 2014

Despite recommendations for breast and colorectal cancer screenings among the Medicare population, preventive screening rates are often lower among vulnerable populations such as the small but rapidly growing older American Indian and Alaska Native population. Two School of Public Health researchers published a study that identifies potential disparities in this population.