Opinion: "Excitement abounds. Rumor has it that Santa Claus, one of the most beloved people in our part of the world, is coming to town. As a gerontologist who has been in the field for around 40 years, I find it ironic that such a very, very old man causes such an excited stir in a country that worships youth."
American Academy of Home Care Medicine recognizes Dr. Monica Vandivort as 2018 House Call Physician of the Year
Dr. Mindy Fain is Recognized during "Women in Medicine" Month
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.
Tenured UA professor, distinguished researcher and trauma surgeon tapped to lead busy trauma division.
Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Congratulations to our University of Arizona Healthy Brain Research Network Scholars!
Meaningful relationships and social integration stave off social loneliness
“All of us want to maintain our independence and well-being,” said Mohler, explaining that falling, cognitive impairment and frailty all represent loss of independence. “Cognitive decline can be staved off or slowed by physical activity.”
World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.
Find out how you can help to extend and expand The Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration program.
The Home Centered Care Institute, a non-profit organization that works to nationally advance home-based primary care through research, education and training, will partner with the UA and seven other newly named HCCI centers of excellence to increase the number of high-quality home-based primary care professionals in the nation.
UA Center on Aging member Monica Vandivort, MD, will use a $50,000 start-up grant from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) for a clinical research initiative to improve health outcomes of seriously ill elders in Sierra Vista.
Patient, Sharon Kha, stands out by performing a motivational rap during a patient panel for medical students to learn about living with chronic disease.
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Delirium, brain dysfunction that is a side effect of critical illness and its treatments, affects about one-third of patients admitted to hospital intensive care units
Corrine Self, MD, will present on “Understanding Lewy Body Dementia”—a common form of dementia that affects cognitive functions for organization and planning as well as visual-spatial areas—at the next talk in the UA Center on Aging’s lecture series. The free lecture, open to the public, also may be viewed live and archived online.
Rachel Peterson's article was published in Sombrero, the Official Publication of the Pima County Medical Society
The popular Advances in Aging lecture series returns to Kiewit Auditorium
A small, fledgling program through Banner Health is bringing home medical visits to certain chronically ill patients in Tucson
Elders living in Tucson's St. Luke's Assisted Living Center help teach aspiring medical professionals and other UA students about what it's like to age - both physically and emotionally.