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Released: 2-Apr-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Wet T-Shirts Provide Effective Cooling for Older Adults during Heat Waves
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that wearing water-soaked clothing in hot, humid weather may be an inexpensive and effective way to provide cooling and reduce the risk of heat strain in older adults.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Increasing Muscle Size and Strength, Exergames and Older Adults and Treadmills and Cancer Care from Medicine & Science in Sports & Science
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from ACSM’s flagship research journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®.

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Released: 30-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
FSU expert available to comment on psychological effects of social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: March 30, 2020 | 3:36 pm | SHARE: Millions of Americans are staying home to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases.Among those avoiding other people are many older Americans, whose age puts them at a greater risk of serious complications from a COVID-19 infection. That isolation — for seniors and for everyone else — can bring loneliness and frustration.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Older Americans are not expendable
Washington University in St. Louis

Many countries reacted slowly and inadequately to the spread of COVID-19. Some critics have said this is due to initial reports of the disease, which indicated that it mainly affected older populations. Some, including the Texas lieutenant governor on Fox News, have even suggested that older Americans should be willing to sacrifice their health or lives for the good of the economy and the good of others.

Newswise: COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Released: 24-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview Johns Hopkins experts on these topics or others, contact JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

Newswise: COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging Move Us Forward?
Released: 20-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EDT
COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging Move Us Forward?
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation and the world, the role that geroscience may play in boosting immunity in older adults and lessening the severity of age-related diseases will be explored by a panel of leading experts in the webinar, COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging Move Us Forward? The no-cost, one-hour webinar, intended for the scientific community and related science and health media, is scheduled for 1 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 24.

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