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Population Shift, Needs of Aging Americans Spur New UM Department

Posted on August 20th, 2019 by staff

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New Applied Gerontology Program Announced at Mind Center Annual Conference

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by staff

Interim Applied Gerontology Department Chair, Teresa Carithers (top-center), joins Director of Internships and Community Engagement, Marcia Cole (top-left) and Coordinator of Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Je’Lisa McGee (top right) to debut their new program at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias presented by the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Mind Center. Carithers presented information […]

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Seniors’ Physical and Mental Health Linked to Optimism

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

Courtesy of Epoch Times By Mohan Garikiparithi, www.belmarrahealth.com May 30, 2019 With the entire Baby Boomer generation set to be at least 65 in the next decade, there will be growing health challenges. One of the main ones is understanding how various factors contribute to overall health. Often, people look to treat specific ailments instead of […]

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Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

Courtesy of Medical News Today Published June 4, 2019 By: Catharine Paddock PhD, Fact checked by Isabel Godfrey Targeting the gut microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract — could be a way to treat a range of age-related conditions. Scientists made this conclusion after investigating the effect […]

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An Aging Population Means New Jobs

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

Courtesy of Forbes Magazine By: Kerry Hannon, Personal Finance Contributor, Sept. 26, 2011 Yes, Americans are getting older. But that creates opportunities for baby boomers looking for a second career. Careers in aging are not the next big thing. They are the new big thing. In Warrenton, Virginia, Terry and Tina Ross, both in their mid-50s, […]

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School of Applied Sciences Enrolls First Student in Gerontology Program

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

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