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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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- November 20, 2017
CUIMC experts discuss the CDC's recommendation of a new shingles vaccine for adults over 50.
- September 29, 2016
Four areas of U.S. policy need immediate attention to improve health care for an aging population, say Columbia aging experts in a new report.
- September 16, 2016
Despite widespread hearing loss among people in their 90s, only 59 percent of individuals in that age group use hearing aids, Columbia researchers found.
- April 25, 2016
Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing.