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Category: Seniors

Adult son with elderly mother

January 30, 2018

Worried About a Loved One Falling at Home?

Help keep your loved ones safe by thinking about fall prevention.

Geriatrics, Seniors

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Researchers-improve-cancer-care

June 29, 2017

Researchers strive to improve cancer care for older patients

At the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Hyman B. Muss, MD, presented preliminary findings from several studies focused on older adults with cancer.

Cancer, Caregivers, Seniors

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Virtual Reality Senior

April 20, 2017

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State Unive

Seniors, Technology, Wellness

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The Geriatric Emergency Medicine Boot Camp was held Feb. 9 in Morrisville. UNC Health Care is one of nine health-care systems participating in the collaborative. Photo/Lane Deacon

March 9, 2017

Improving Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Studies show that the first visit to the Emergency Department (ED) by an older adult in the United States often marks the start of a downward health trend for that person, leading to return trips to the ED, hospital admissions, or death.

Seniors, Wellness

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Illustration of DNA helixes with damage.

December 14, 2016

Genetic alterations more common in tumors of older patients with me...

In preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers showed that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing results.

Breast Cancer, Genetics, Research, Seniors

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elderly man wringing hands in front of face.

October 18, 2016

Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

Medical Tips, Seniors, Wellness

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Ned Sharpless

September 19, 2012

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Genetics researchers at the UNC School of Medicine now have shown definitively that a small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number and variety of diseases.

Chronic Illness, Genome, Research, Seniors

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