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  • Aging-related limit of exercise efficacy on motor decline 

    Arnold, Jennifer C.; Cantu, Mark A.; Kasanga, Ella A.; Nejtek, Vicki A.; Papa, Evan V.; Bugnariu, Nicoleta; Salvatore, Michael F.; 0000-0001-6935-1739 (Nejtek, Vicki A.) (PLOS, 2017-11-27)
    Identifying lifestyle strategies and allied neurobiological mechanisms that reduce aging-related motor impairment is imperative, given the accelerating number of retirees and increased life expectancy. A physically active ...
  • Cardiovascular Metrics Associated With Prevention of Aging-Related Parkinsonian Signs Following Exercise Intervention in Sedentary Older Rats 

    Kasanga, Ella A.; Little, Joel; McInnis, Tamara R.; Bugnariu, Nicoleta; Cunningham, J. Thomas; Salvatore, Michael F.; 0000-0001-8859-9481 (Cunningham, J. Thomas) (Frontiers Media S.A., 2021-12-15)
    Preservation of motor capabilities is vital to maintaining independent daily living throughout a person's lifespan and may mitigate aging-related parkinsonism, a progressive and prevalent motor impairment. Physically active ...
  • A Collaborative Implementation Strategy to Increase Falls Prevention Training Using the Age-Friendly Health Systems Approach 

    Severance, Jennifer J.; Rivera, Solymar; Cho, Jinmyoung; Hartos, Jessica; Khan, Amal; Knebl, Janice (MDPI, 2022-05-12)
    Falls in the home and in community environments are the leading cause of injuries and long-term disabilities for the aging population. The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes of a partnership among an academic ...
  • Serious mental illness and negative substance use consequences among adults on probation 

    Rossheim, Matthew E.; Livingston, Melvin D.; Lerch, Jennifer A.; Taxman, Faye S.; Walters, Scott T.; 0000-0003-4388-5251 (Rossheim, Matthew E.); 0000-0003-4074-6141 (Walters, Scott T.) (BioMed Central Ltd., 2018-03-22)
    BACKGROUND: Adults on probation are at greater risk of both using substances and having a mental disorder compared to the general population. Several theories explain the relationship between substance use and poor mental ...
  • Vaping and COVID-19 Risk: Perceived link and its correlates among at-risk adolescents 

    Cai, Xioamei; Zhao, Xiaquan; Rossheim, Matthew E.; Xue, Hong; 0000-0003-4388-5251 (Rossheim, Matthew E.) (Elsevier Inc., 2021-10-11)
    Research shows that a significant number of adolescents and young adults quit vaping or reduced the amount of nicotine consumed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is a lack of evidence on adolescent ...

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