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TRIPLL Featured in Weill Cornell Medicine Article

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

TRIPLL has recently been featured in an article published in Weill Cornell Medicine. A Sense of Relief A Collaborative Institute Brings Together Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the Ithaca and Tech Campuses—Along with NYC Community Groups—to Combat Chronic Pain in Older Adults Founded in 2009 with a five-year grant from the NIH’s National Institute […]

Long-term outcomes from training in self-management of chronic pain in an elderly population: a randomized controlled trial

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Abstract: This study compares the outcomes, from pretreatment to 1-year follow-up, of an outpatient, CBT-based pain self-management program (PSM) that included exercises, pain education, and pain coping strategies, with a control condition (exercise-attention control, EAC) that included exercises and a control for the attention of the treatment team. We previously reported short-term results (to 1-month […]

Cornell Roybal Center Aging ePainCare Consensus Conference

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

TRIPLL has formed The Cornell International ePainCare Collaboration, an international collaborative made up of a wide range researchers interested and/or working in the areas of mobile health, technology, pain and/or aging. The mission of this collaboration is to expand existing, and facilitate new programs of basic and applied research, by evaluating the role of electronic […]

How Virtual Reality Can Assist the Elderly

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Among the many new technologies on the market, virtual reality offers plenty of possibilities for exploration as it can be used in different industries including senior care. The technology has arrived at the right time with mobile devices already being widely used by the elderly. Although they generally lag behind their younger counterparts, users aged […]

Aging and addicted: The opioid epidemic affects elderly too

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

As the nation grapples with a devastating opioid epidemic, concerns have primarily focused on young people buying drugs on the street. But America’s elderly also have a problem. Over the past several decades, physicians have increasingly prescribed seniors pain medications to address chronic pain from arthritis, cancer, neurological diseases and other illnesses that become more […]

Behavioral Geriatrics Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The Weill Cornell T32 Training Program in Behavioral Geriatrics, led by Cary Reid MD, PhD and Holly Prigerson, PhD, is accepting MD and PhD postdoctoral trainees who seek careers that bridge biomedical and innovative social and behavioral approaches to improve care and health outcomes in older adults. The goal of the program is for trainees to […]

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Initial Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Therapies

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Concerns surrounding harmful side effects and medication interactions associated with prescription medications has led to increasing support of the use of OTC medications and nonpharmacological multimodal therapies to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal pain is a common occurrence affecting many older adults. It is estimated that one in four older adults will suffer chronic nonmalignant […]

Walking Fends Off Loss Of Mobility, And It’s Not Too Late To Start.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

People who have reached their later years may think it’s primarily a time to relax, not to increase their physical activity. Not so. Previous research has suggested that exercise can improve memory and reverse muscle loss in older adults, among other benefits. And a study out Monday finds that a regular program of physical activity […]

Combatting Late-Life Anxiety With Education, Support And Treatment.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A successful former businessman develops a sudden fear of driving. A longtime homemaker is convinced she never has enough groceries in the house. It’s a pattern familiar to many of us with aging parents: the overwhelming worry or constant nervousness over day-to-day tasks, from taking medications to parking the car. Left untreated, this anxiety-related agitation […]

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Older Adults Is Harder to Detect

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Drug addiction is not restricted to the young. Donna Weber, now 53, turned to painkillers after undergoing simple surgery. Then a long, tortured path to divorce made her anxious and depressed. Soon, she found herself on a candy-colored pill roller coaster. Unlike street drugs, the pharmaceutical pills were easy to obtain legally. She got them […]