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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Home care reduces hospital readmission risk for older adults recovering from heart failure

Home care reduces hospital readmission risk for older adults recovering from heart failure

Physical activity can reduce risk of death among older adults

Physical activity can reduce risk of death among older adults

Wearable accelerometers are reliable predictors of mortality risk in older adults

Wearable accelerometers are reliable predictors of mortality risk in older adults

Nursing experts to receive the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

Nursing experts to receive the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

NIA-funded study to examine overall benefits and risks of statins in older adults

NIA-funded study to examine overall benefits and risks of statins in older adults

Study reveals the role of tea drinking on brain organization

Study reveals the role of tea drinking on brain organization

Male and female mice show decreased exploratory behavior with age, study finds

Male and female mice show decreased exploratory behavior with age, study finds

Study investigates how aging influences fate of fibro-adipogenic progenitors in skeletal muscles

Study investigates how aging influences fate of fibro-adipogenic progenitors in skeletal muscles

Nationwide study to examine if sleep problems are linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's

Nationwide study to examine if sleep problems are linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's

New study to examine link between sleep problems, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease

New study to examine link between sleep problems, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease

Penn researchers to develop critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson's

Penn researchers to develop critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson's

Penn researchers win NIA grant to study link between Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's

Penn researchers win NIA grant to study link between Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's

Study evaluates differences in protein intake and health indicators among racial/ethnic older adults

Study evaluates differences in protein intake and health indicators among racial/ethnic older adults

Study receives $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors

Study receives $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors

Gut microbiome may play a role in mechanisms linked to muscle strength in older adults

Gut microbiome may play a role in mechanisms linked to muscle strength in older adults

Gut bacteria linked to stronger muscles in older people

Gut bacteria linked to stronger muscles in older people

Physical activity may attenuate unfavorable atherogenic changes in menopausal women

Physical activity may attenuate unfavorable atherogenic changes in menopausal women

Improving care for geriatric population

Improving care for geriatric population

Intergenerational relationships impact health and well‐being of older immigrants

Intergenerational relationships impact health and well‐being of older immigrants