The University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 747-0008
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Our misson is to improve the health and well being of the elderly, not only within the Houston/Galveston area but also statewide and nationally, through education, research, clinical and social services, community participation and advocacy, and the establishment of cooperative linkages with other geriatric and gerontological centers. Read about our history »
The Sealy Center on Aging facilitates communication and collaborative scholarship among researchers at UTMB related to aging. A specific goal is to build bridges between basic scientists and clinicians who share common interests in aging. The center sponsors a variety of activities directed toward fostering, strengthening and expanding efforts in aging research, education and community service at UTMB. Read more at our About Us page »
UTMBNewsroom, Sept. 9, 2014
The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging is hosting a conversation with Dr. Elena Volpi on “Strategies to Improve Eating Habits of Seniors with Diabetes.” The talk will address choosing foods for diabetic meals on a budget, learning healthy eating habits and understanding how diabetes medicine works.The event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center, located in the UTMB Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 115 at 400 Harborside Drive, in Galveston.
Seating is limited. Call 409-771-3044 for reservations.
Impact Newsletter, Aug. 4, 2014
Continuing coverage: Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control, higher insulin sensitivity and a better metabolism for burning fat stores.
CBS News, Aug. 4, 2014
Continuing coverage: While white fat is mainly used to store energy, brown fat keeps the body warm by burning calories once it is activated. Even better, brown fat seems to primarily "pick" those calories that come from fat and sugar, said Labros Sidossis, a professor of internal medicine in the division of geriatric medicine at UTMB. This in turn may be particularly helpful in fighting health issues such as diabetes and being overweight. "If you can activate it [brown fat], it can help you burn calories," Sidossis said.
Please join the Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer's Team UTMB - Internal Medicine! The Walk will be at the Stewart Beach Pavilion, East Beach, on October 11th at 9:00 am. Click on "Join My Team" - there is no registration fee and it is very easy to join! You may also donate if you like, any amount is welcome.
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