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Can a water aerobics class teach us something about living a long and meaningful life? A panel of public health experts discussed.
A new study in mice shows that new neurons created in the brain during adulthood are needed to maintain working memory—the temporary “sticky notes” of the brain.
Age-related memory loss is caused, in part, by lack of flavanols—nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables—according to a large study in older adults.
Taking a daily multivitamin may help slow age-related memory decline, a study has found.
- November 21, 2022
The diminished power of the immune system in older adults is usually blamed on the aging process. A new study shows that decades of inhaled particulates due to air pollution also take a toll.
- November 1, 2022
Every Tuesday at the Armory, over 100 local seniors gather for an hour of exercise, fitness lessons, and conversations with Columbia University Irving Medical Center faculty and students.
- November 1, 2022
Study finds that adults with mild cognitive decline who were assigned crossword puzzles showed less brain shrinkage and better daily functioning than adults assigned other games.
- September 26, 2022
The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, based at the Mailman School of Public Health, is named for a 1953 VP&S graduate who was a pioneer in the study of aging and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
- September 12, 2022
John Rowe, MD, shares his thoughts on aging successfully.
- August 31, 2022
A third of patients undergoing surgery for spinal stenosis, a common back ailment, had protein deposits in their spine that hint at heart failure in their future.
- August 16, 2022
Everyone loses hearing as they age, and over-the-counter hearing aids coming soon to stores may be a good, lower-cost option for many, says Columbia otolaryngologist Lawrence Lustig.