In 2009 there were 39.6 million adults ages 65 and older, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). By 2030, that number will nearly double to an estimated 72.1 million older adults.
Health professionals throughout The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are working to treat and diagnose conditions affecting seniors, including the frail elderly. UTHealth is combining research, patient care and education to prepare for their critical future needs.
Rosenberg woman is grateful for the early detection of breast cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time for women to be checked for possible tumors. Read about a 68-year-old woman who is glad that a mammogram was ordered by her physician at the UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center – Rosenberg,Continue reading »
UTHealth hosts Alzheimer’s Day event Sept. 21
To raise awareness of a disease that affects an estimated 5 million Americans, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will host a panel discussion, “World Alzheimer’s Day: Increasing Awareness in Our Community,” on Wednesday, Sept. 21.Continue reading »
UTHealth neuroscientists receive grants to develop early Alzheimer’s detection tests
Two assistant professors in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth have been awarded research grants from the Alzheimer's Association.Continue reading »