Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering
Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering

Housing and health are essential to overall well-being, a fact as true for animals as it is for people. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia is

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Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort
Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort

Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, has been selected to join the first group of faculty developing entrepreneurial projects with

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Focus on Faculty: Glenn Ostir
Focus on Faculty: Glenn Ostir

Glenn Ostir, a professor in the College of Public Health and director of the university’s Institute of Gerontology, conducts research that promotes healthy aging throughout the life course. Where did

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College welcomes new faculty, recognizes new roles in new academic year

The College of Public Health welcomes seven new faculty members this academic year. Spread across four departments and four institutes, the new hires comprise a part of a total of

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Plant Compounds Found to Boost Brain Function in Older Adults
Plant Compounds Found to Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

The typical diet in the United States is sorely lacking in fruits and vegetables, but a new study from the University of Georgia a compelling reason why more of us should

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Pain Can Predict the Onset of Loneliness in Older Adults
Pain Can Predict the Onset of Loneliness in Older Adults

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and that number is expected to grow as the U.S. population continues to age. Today, between 60 percent and 75 percent of

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Associate director chosen as president of American Society for Nutrition
Associate director chosen as president of American Society for Nutrition

Mary Ann Johnson, the Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named president of the American Society for Nutrition. Johnson, who

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Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly
Aging in place could save money, benefit health outcomes in public housing for the elderly

Training service coordinators in low-income public housing to better assist aging residents could not only improve community members’ health outcomes but also save the government money in hospital visits, nursing

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Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions
Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions

Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and

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Gerontology undergraduate summer course now available online

The UGA Institute of Gerontology is pleased to announce that a Summer Thru Session course has been added for undergraduates interested in taking an overview course on aging. GRNT 3000e – Aspects

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