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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.

UTHealth specialists available for interview

UTHealth experts offer tips on surviving – and enjoying – family during the holidays

During the holidays, throwing together a dozen (or 50) assorted personalities is already stressful enough. Add to that the desire to make it picture-perfect and Pinterest-worthy and things really get tough. UTHealth experts can tell you how to survive

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UTHealth research: Misfolded form of pancreatic protein could induce type 2 diabetes symptoms

Researchers from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered that symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein and possibly be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as mad cow disease.

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Active seniors and pelvic injuries

Riding motorcycles and horses may be fun but they increase your risk of pelvic injuries. Chip Routt, M.D., discussed the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries with Doug Pike, the host of KPRC Radio’s  Fifty+ Show.

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