Health and Aging

News of Note

  • NIA welcomes Studenski as chief of the Longitudinal Studies Section
    May 13, 2014
    Dr. Stephanie Studenski joins NIA as BLSA director and chief of the Longitudinal Studies Section in the Translational Gerontology Branch of NIA’s Intramural Research Program. On January 24, 2014, NIA...
  • Women of Color Research Network receives health information award
    May 13, 2014
    The Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn), an online community to help women succeed in research, with a special focus on enhancing diversity in biomedical science, has received the Health Improvement Institute’s Aesculapius Award of...
  • USA.gov features NIA publications
    May 5, 2014
    A new NIA guest post on the USA.gov blog describes how to plan ahead before a medical emergency: "No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. But being prepared for all kinds of health situations can make all the difference in an emergency....
  • NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys
    March 13, 2014
    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...
  • NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets
    February 4, 2014
    The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations today launched an unprecedented partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological targets of...
  • Hypothermia and older adults
    January 6, 2014
    Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too cold—during cold...
  • Request for Information: Mechanisms of Physical Activity-Induced Health Benefits
    December 16, 2013
    Increased physical activity has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, insulin sensitivity, bone and muscle strength, and cognitive function. In addition, physical activity is associated...
  • NIH offers new resources on Lewy body dementia and dementia research
    December 11, 2013
    Dementia, a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with independent living, has many possible causes. Two new publications from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explore the topic: Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients,...
  • Aging with HIV: Responding to an emerging challenge
    September 30, 2013
    The development of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection in the 1990s is one of modern medicine’s most dramatic success stories. Once effectively a death sentence, HIV infection can now be considered a serious, but...
  • Online nutrition info for older adults now available
    September 5, 2013
    Healthy eating is important at any age. The National Institute on Aging’s recently redesigned online nutrition resource, What’s On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging, offers information and to help older adults make good...

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