Although new weight loss drugs have grown in popularity, they may be risky for older people. In a recent AARP article, Associate professor of geriatrics Dr. John Batsis said, “the older you are, the more reason you have to be cautious. Our bodies change with age, so the results in younger people don’t necessarily apply … Read more
Congratulation to MSTAR student Mary Kaufmann for winning Best Poster at two separate events and for two different posters. She won the overall poster competition at the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Conference. And at the annual 2023 Student Research Day, Kaufmann won Best Poster in the basic science category.
On September 7, Center for Aging and Health staff represented the UNC School of Medicine at the Duke Caregiver Community Event. Attendees at the daylong caregiver-focused event were treated to educational opportunities and resources. Representing the Center were Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Alliance Ellen Schneider, Project Manager June Weston, and UNC Geriatrics Clinic … Read more
The week of September 18-22, 2023 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘From Awareness to Action’. During this week, the spotlight is on empowering individuals, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help prevent falls in older adults. This is the sixteenth year that the NCOA (National Council on Aging), the Falls Free Initiative, … Read more