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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.

Boston Study Adds Another Piece to Protein Puzzle

The healthful advantages of a vegan diet - one that excludes all forms of animal protein - have been espoused by its proponents in the popular press.

Alzheimer’s Association and Intel Look to Everyday Technologies to Improve Care for Those with Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with Intel Corporation recently awarded a grant to Diane Mahoney, Ph.D., Director of Enhancing Caregiving through Technology at the Research and Training Institute of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged. She was selected, along with five other researchers, for her work concentrating on how everyday electronic devices such as computers and telephones can be used to meet the day-to-day needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and those who care for them.

Study Shows Vitamin K Intake Significantly Effects Incidence of Hip Fracture

Results of a study published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) indicate that a diet insufficient in vitamin K increases the risk for hip fracture in older men and women. That was the conclusion of scientists at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged Research and Training Institute who looked at 335 men and 553 women participating in the Framingham Heart Study. Institute researchers Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H. and Marian Hannan, D.Sc., are contributing authors on the paper that appears in AJCN.

Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Mobility of 80 and 90 Year Olds

Pumping iron at 90? Is there really any point? Absolutely, according to a new study reported in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, frail long-term care facility residents in their 80s and 90s became stronger and more mobile with high intensity weight training in a clinical trial conducted by Maria Fiatarone, M.D., at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in Boston.