Aging and Alzheimer’s

Health & Medicine
6:28 am
Tue August 5, 2014

A New Approach In End-of-Life Care

Credit Associated Press

This week, the University of Virginia’s nursing school will begin an ambitious educational effort -- training more than four dozen nurses in how to talk about death with patients and their families and how to provide comfortable care to people who are dying. 

You might expect nurses to be experts on the end of life, but UVA’s Associate Dean of Nursing Ken White, says that’s not always the case. He’s been studying what nurses know for more than a decade.

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Virginia Tech Research
4:54 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Unlocking the Secrets of Aging

The signs of aging are clearly visible, hair turns gray, wrinkles appear. But scientists at Virginia Tech think they’ve found a new way to measure aging on the cellular level. 

It could lead to new ways to diagnose and determine the causes of certain illnesses.

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