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Healthy Aging

Recognize Parkinson’s symptoms earlier for longer, happier lives

April 15, 2014

While Parkinson's 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.

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

September 20, 2013

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

Adding more life to your years

September 13, 2013

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.

Medicines react differently as we age

September 6, 2013

For elderly patients, overmedicating can lead to serious health risks and can even make a disease worse. Two of our professors provide tips to ensure patients are given meds that aren’t harmful when combined.

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

August 8, 2013

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.

Physical activity program for seniors through SRPH showing positive results

May 17, 2013

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.

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

September 17, 2012

(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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