Coriell Life Sciences Presents ‘Science in Action’ at APHA 2019 Genomics Forum

Join Coriell Life Sciences at APHA 2019, the annual meeting and expo of the American Public Health Association, where the company will present its latest precision public health findings at the Genomics Forum on November 5 at 10:30 a.m. The APHA Annual Meeting, one of the nation’s most influential public health events, will be held November 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Combination of More Hospitalizations and Brain Pathologies Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline

Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer’s pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to study results published in the October 15 online issue of the Annals of Neurology.

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Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.

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Virtual medical visits get wary welcome from older adults, poll finds

Most people over 50 aren’t ready to embrace virtual health visits with their medical providers, a new poll on telehealth finds. Only 4% have had a video-based visit with a provider in the past year, and their reactions were mixed. Meanwhile, more than half of poll respondents didn’t know if their providers offer telehealth visits, and more than 80% expressed at least one concern about seeing a doctor or other provider virtually.

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Protein Intake, Physical Function in Older Adults Differs Dramatically by Ethnicity/Race

A cross-sectional study examined differences in protein intake, nutritional status, and physical health (muscle strength and function) among older African Americans, European Americans and Hispanic Americans. The study is the first to evaluate these physical health indicators in association with protein intake among different racial/ethnic groups. A contributing factor to the age-related changes in muscle is insufficient protein intake by older adults. Findings highlight the need for further education and evidence-based interventions to support this vulnerable population.

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Focus on Osteoporosis for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

More than one-fourth of seniors in the U.S. fall each year, and many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Nurse practitioner Kathleen Breda leads the Geriatric Fracture Program at Cedars-Sinai and offers seniors practical tips that can help prevent broken bones.

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