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NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on quitting smoking for older adults

The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more for older smokers who want to or are thinking of quitting.

NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys

In recognition of World Kidney Day 2014 on March 13, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health remind older Americans about the importance of protecting their kidneys and urge them to better understand the decline of kidney function as people age.

Prostate Problems

English

Read about the common signs of a prostate problem in men, such as frequent and/or painful urination; find out about risk factors; and learn how doctors diagnose prostate cancer.

NIA supports studies of health needs of LGBT community

As the American population ages, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals ages 65 and older is also increasing. However, we know surprisingly little about unique health issues and needs that may pertain to this group. Much of the data available are based on small studies and are not nationally representative.

CDC recommends that all baby boomers get hepatitis C test

The CDC has issued new guidelines for hepatitis C testing, focusing on people born during 1945–1965, a population with a disproportionately high prevalence of HCV infection and related disease. CDC is now recommending all baby boomers receive a one-time hepatitis C test. “A one-time blood test for hepatitis C should be on every baby boomer’s medical checklist,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “The new recommendations can protect the health of an entire generation of Americans and save thousands of lives.”

La enfermedad de los riñones

Spanish

Enrique ha estado teniendo problemas con el manejo de su salud. Él sabe que tiene la presión arterial alta y diabetes, pero no puede resistir servirse porciones adicionales del pan frito que su esposa prepara. Durante un chequeo, el Dr. Brenes le hizo una prueba de sangre. Los resultados demostraron que Enrique había desarrollado una enfermedad crónica de los riñones. Enrique se preguntaba si los resultados de la prueba podrían estar incorrectos porque él no se sentía enfermo. El Dr.

El abuso de las personas mayores

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Gerardo, de 73 años de edad, sufrió un ataque (derrame) cerebral. Como no podía cuidarse a sí mismo, se pasó a vivir con la familia de su hijo. Su hijo trató de ayudar, pero era Frida, su nuera, la que usualmente cocinaba comidas especiales y le ayudaba a bañarse y a vestirse. Frida ya estaba suficientemente ocupada atendiendo a dos muchachos adolescentes y trabajando como maestra de tercer grado. Al principio, todos estaban contentos de que Gerardo estuviera viviendo con la familia.

Media Availability: NIH researchers tie even sedentary employment in men to overall increased physical activity

WHAT: Employment status may be related in some ways to weekday physical activity, according to researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. In a study measuring activity levels, full-time employed men--in active or sedentary jobs--were more physically active than 'healthy' unemployed (unemployed but not due to health problems) men during the work week. Women with sedentary jobs, however, were less physically active on weekdays compared to unemployed women.

Problemas de la próstata

Spanish

Juan se acaba de enterar que un amigo suyo tiene cáncer de la próstata. Muchos de los hombres que él conoce tienen algún tipo de problema con la próstata. Juan está preocupado por lo que le pudiera pasar a él.

Es verdad que los problemas de la próstata son comunes después de los 50 años de edad. La buena noticia es que hay muchas cosas que usted puede hacer.

Older Adults and Alcohol

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Using checklists, questions and answers, and personal stories, this 18-page booklet offers help for older adults thinking about their drinking. Includes a special section for family, friends, and caregivers.

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