Four areas of U.S. policy need immediate attention to improve health care for an aging population, say Columbia aging experts in a new report.
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by CUMC scientists.
The benefits of education are often framed in terms of the short-term future, i.e., employment. But research finds a future benefit, too: staving off late-life cognitive decline.
Fellows from more than 40 countries spent a week at Mailman, applying design thinking to several health challenges.
The gift funds a program that helps 1,200 young New Yorkers each year finish high school and enter college.
In adulthood, education better predicts physical and mental capacity—even life expectancy—than does age.