Five scholars receive UTHealth’s most distinguished awards

Five outstanding faculty from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) received honors during the 2017 President’s Scholar Awards ceremony and luncheon held Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center.

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Early History of Geriatrics

Geriatrics is one of the newer specialties in American medicine devoted to the health care of elderly and is not to be confused with gerontology – the study of the aging process itself.

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Resilience and Why it Matters

I recently was perusing the morning paper when a word in the employment section caught my attention: RESILIENCE.  The headline read, “Resilience can make difference between success, failure.” 

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As Time Goes By

The late CBS journalist and commentator, Andy Rooney, once said, “It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.” 

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Treatment after a stroke

Many people have difficulty communicating following a stroke. In this interview with Doug Pike, the host of KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show, Lynn Maher, Ph.D., of the UTHealth Consortium on Aging discussed available treatments.

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Let's talk

Carmel Dyer, M.D., was quoted in a Houston Chronicle editorial about end-of-life discussions.

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Guardians of care

This week in HealthLEADER, read about a special program to enhance the quality of life of nursing home residents.

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