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  • 03/02/18
    As we get older, our heart and some of its basic characteristics naturally start to change. Most subtle changes are considered “normal,” while others may be a cause for concern. With this in mind, it is very important to know how you can maintain or improve your heart health as you age. On Tuesday, February 27, […]
  • 02/23/18
    There are often many misconceptions and myths around the idea of aging. As a result, it is sometimes easy to misconstrue whether certain physical, mental, and/or behavioral changes are “normal” or a cause for concern. University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Human Resources, along with Penn Behavioral Health Corporate Services, recently hosted a webinar on “What […]
  • 02/19/18
    If you had to decide the “right” time to die, which age would you choose? For Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Healthy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, that age is 75. Dr. Emanuel brought this question to light in 2014 after publishing an article in The […]
  • 02/09/18
    On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Institute on Aging (IOA) at the University of Pennsylvania hosted their 11th annual Vincent J. Cristofalo Lectureship. This year’s lecture titled “The Surprising Role of Nuclear Architecture in Aging” was presented by Tom Misteli, PhD, Director, Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health […]
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