Heath and Aging

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Medicines: Use Them Safely

Find basic information about taking medicines, including what to discuss with your doctor and pharmacist. Get tips for shopping for your prescription online and reminders about over-the-counter drugs.

PDF (124.18 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Medicines, Safety

Biology of Aging

Learn from NIA’s research on the basic biology of aging. Read about the relationship between aging and genetics, metabolism, and the immune system, as well as directions for future study.

PDF (3.03 MB)
Keywords: Biology of Aging, Longevity, Life Expectancy, Aging Research, Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, Genes, Research

Flu—Get the Shot

Read about the basics of the flu, how it spreads, prevention, and treatment. Find out the differences between the flu and a cold, and learn about getting a flu shot.

PDF (165.53 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Flu, Shots, Immunizations, Prevention, Influenza

Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean?

Find out what risk means when it's part of a news report about your health.  Learn how to understand research results that might be important to you and your health.

PDF (435.84 KB)
Keywords: Research, Risk, Clinical Trials, Health Information

What's Your Aging IQ?

This 24-page booklet invites readers to check out how much they know about aging. A series of engaging mini-stories is accompanied by test questions. Fill in the answer sheet or take the quiz online. What you discover may surprise you!

PDF (1.39 MB)
Keywords: Well-Being, Healthy Aging

Smoking: It's Never Too Late to Stop

Read about the health benefits of quitting smoking, get tips to help you stop, and learn about the dangers of smoking and smokeless tobacco. No matter your age, it’s never too late to quit smoking and improve your health.

PDF (104.97 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Smoking, Lungs and Breathing, Cancer

Global Health and Aging

This 32-page report from the National Institute on Aging and the World Health Organization looks at global trends in aging and health, with an emphasis on trends in aging, disability, and family structure and what they may indicate for the future.

PDF (2.6 MB)
Keywords: Aging Research, Longevity, Disability, Health Care, Healthy Aging

Beware of Health Scams

Learn about health scams and problems with using untested treatments and cures. Read tips to avoid falling for unproven anti-aging medications as well as arthritis remedies, cancer cures, and more.

PDF (320.8 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Safety, Elder Abuse, Fraud

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

Learn about the effects of alcohol as you get older. Find out how to get help for a drinking problem and tips to stop drinking and get sober.

PDF (284.1 KB)
Keywords: Alcohol Use or Abuse

Stay Safe in Cold Weather!

Find ways to stay safe in cold weather, including how to keep warm both indoors and outside. Read about warning signs for being too cold, prevention tips, and what to do if you develop hypothermia—a dangerous drop in body temperature.

PDF (282.02 KB)
Keywords: Personal Safety, Hypothermia

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