Fighting Fragility Fractures
Fractures in older adults often are related to osteoporosis, and can increase the chances of additional fractures and other health problems that can be debilitating. UConn Health’s fracture liaison service takes a multispecialty approach to treating and preventing these injuries.
Doctors Assess Opportunities Gained, Lost through Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits
UConn Health's Dr. Patrick Coll, UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. John Batsis, and colleagues authored an analysis of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits since they were instituted 10 years ago, finding the one-size-fits-all approach needs an upgrade to truly help seniors prevent disease and live healthier lives.
Not Just Living Longer, But Better: UConn Researcher Studying Potential Therapeutic Targets for Anti-Aging Therapeutics
Ming Xu has received an R01 Grant from the National Institute on Aging to continue his work studying the role p21-high cells play in aging.
Research finds Biomarkers in Older Adults with Late-Life Depression
Major depression in older adults is very common, disabling, and increases the risk of many diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, cardiovascular and even mortality. Therefore, it constitutes a major public health issue, especially considering the growing number of older adults in the U.S. and worldwide.
Seeking Answers to Optimizing Influenza Vaccines in Older Adults through New Study
The UConn Center on Aging in Partnership with The Jackson Laboratory is seeking participants for an Influenza Vaccine to ultimately understand which influenza vaccine works best for which individuals.
UConn Center on Aging Researcher Named to Board of Directors of The Gerontological Society of America
Laura Haynes, Ph.D. of UConn School of Medicine has been elected a Board Member of The Gerontological Society of America.
After Breaking a Hip Psychological Resilience Benefits Your Walking, Study Shows
New UConn study findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows hip fracture surgery patients with higher levels of psychological resilience were later able to walk faster and longer than those feeling less resilient.
To Better Protect Older Adults from the Flu, UConn, JAX, and Mount Sinai Team Up
The NIH is funding a longitudinal clinical trial study of next generation flu vaccines in older adults to test vaccine responsiveness. The study is a collaboration of UConn School of Medicine, The Jackson Laboratory, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
STEP-HI Study Providing Physical and Mental Strength to Older Women
An unexpected slope of a newly installed sidewalk on a cold February day and Maryann Pelz, 88 of Plymouth found herself on the ground in extreme pain and unable to move. Her screams for help alerted her son’s dog that something was wrong.