geriatrics and gerontology

April 6, 2020

The results of a Seattle study of how a retirement living facility averted a COVID-19 outbreak have implications for public health practice.

Boy video chatting with grandparents
March 17, 2020

Older people are at higher risk of getting severe illness from coronavirus.

February 8, 2019

UW Medicine-led study highlights care providers' need to manage multiple symptoms among older adults.

November 20, 2018

Pharmacists and physicians want to see if reducing older patients' use of certain medications can reduce falls.

November 6, 2017

UW's family-medicine residents have weekly access to guidance on managing elder patients' conditions.

Researchers studying the biology of aging (geroscience) briefly treated middle-age mice with the drug rapamycin to gauge the long-term effects of short-term therapy on health and longevity. 

Researchers studying the science of aging cringe at the terms 'anti-aging' and 'Fountain of Youth'.

People live longer with chronic illnesses these days, using medication to manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Doctors are questioning whether half the population over age 70 truly have serious kidney disease.


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