Fulmer Earns GSA’s 2019 Donald P. Kent Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, of The John A. Hartford Foundation as the 2019 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member who best…

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Zarit earns GSA’s 2019 Robert W. Kleemeier Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Steven Zarit, PhD, FGSA, of The Pennsylvania State University as the 2019 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member in recognition for outstanding research…

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UC researcher examines impact opioids and HIV have on each other

IMAGE: Jason Blackard, PhD, is shown in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. view more  CINCINNATI—A University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine researcher is trying to determine how opioids interact with HIV and the medications used to manage it in the search for new therapies to better assist individuals battling addiction and living with…

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How nurses bring clarity to the nature of social change

IMAGE: Penn Nursing’s Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing; Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health; Director of the Barbara Bates… view more  PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2019) — History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public…

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Electronic inhaler monitoring reduces hospitalizations, ER visits in patients with COPD

VIDEO: Electronic Inhaler Monitoring Reduces Hospitalizations, ER Visits in Patients with COPD. view more  Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Cleveland: In one of the first-of-its-kind studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that the use of electronic inhaler monitoring, in combination with a disease management program, is associated with reduced healthcare utilization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

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The Gerontological Society of America congratulates 2019 awardees

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the country’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — is proud to acknowledge the work of two dozen outstanding individuals through its prestigious awards program. GSA salutes outstanding research, recognizes distinguished leadership in teaching and service, and fosters new ideas through a host of awards.…

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Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

IMAGE: Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School view more  Credit: John Soares BOSTON — (June 11, 2019) — Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor linked to the development of…

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Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk

Philadelphia, June 11, 2019 — Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potential rewards.…

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Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems

IMAGE: The Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis suggests that evolution shaped men’s and women’s immune systems differently. It also suggests that in modern, industrialized populations, the reduced amount of time women spend pregnant… view more  Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis eight times more than men do. On the other hand, women…

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