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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.
- February 19, 2013
It's not just amyloid; white matter hyperintensities may be a second necessary factor for the development of Alzheimer’s.
- February 7, 2013
CUMC’s Christopher Henderson, PhD will serve as scientific director.
- February 6, 2013
Women with the greatest risk of having a heart attack know the least about heart attack symptoms, according to a new study.
Source:The New York TimesFebruary 5, 2013
Columbia University Medical Center hearing specialist, Dr. Anil K. Lalwani, comments on age-related hearing loss.
- January 2, 2013
Depression appears to be associated with mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia; José A. Luchsinger, MD, MPH was senior author of the study, published in the Archives of Neurology.
Source:The New York TimesAugust 28, 2012
Dr. Ethel Siris notes the severity of fractures late in life. “When you break a hip at 80, it can be a life-ending experience.”
Source:WCBS-TVAugust 24, 2012
Dr. James Noble, neurologist, commented on a new study that showed an association between good oral hygiene and a lower risk of dementia.