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Everyone loses hearing as they age, and new over-the-counter hearing aids coming soon to stores may be a good, lower-cost option for many, says Columbia otolaryngologist Lawrence Lustig.
Intermittent fasting is a trendy weight loss strategy. A new study of fasting fruit flies shows how the diet, if properly timed, also slows the aging process and increases longevity.
A new study from researchers at Columbia University is the first to quantitatively link psychological stress to graying hair in people and find that the process is reversible.
- March 19, 2021
When non-essential operations were shut down last March, a VP&S research group became a critical lifeline for community elders in Northern Manhattan.
- June 28, 2019
Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
- January 2, 2019
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.
- December 17, 2018
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- October 18, 2018
Aging vocal folds produce a weak, tired-sounding voice, but exercises can reverse some of the effects, says Columbia otolaryngologist Michael Pitman, MD.
- April 26, 2018
For the first time, the basic principles of palliative care will be integrated into the curriculum for all students at Columbia's School of Nursing.
- March 15, 2018
Some HIV symptoms affect women more than men. A new study from Columbia Nursing shows how menopause adds to the burden.