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  • Discovering the secrets of long, healthy lives
    March 1, 2009

    Like many retirees, Jim likes to keep busy. He tends his garden, putters around the house, and volunteers at the local hospital. A widower, he enjoys visits with his three daughters and four grandchildren. He became a great-grandfather in June....

  • A Conversation With... Robin Barr
    March 1, 2009

    In September 2007, Dr. Robin Barr was named director of NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). A native of Scotland, Dr. Barr received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in psychology from Oxford University and completed...

  • Complementary and alternative medicine information added to NIHSeniorHealth web site
    December 12, 2008

    Older adults are frequent users of complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM, which can include products such as vitamins and herbal supplements, and practices such as chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, meditation and massage....

  • Training guide from the National Institute on Aging helps older adults find health information online
    November 27, 2008

    Health issues are a vital concern for older adults, and surveys show that most of those who go online search for health and medical information. However, since only 34 percent of people age 65 and older are online, the majority of older adults are...

  • Study to examine early, inherited form of Alzheimer's
    November 19, 2008

    The adult children of people diagnosed with inherited Alzheimer's disease are the focus of a new study to better understand the biology of the disease. Researchers are seeking 300 volunteers with a biological parent with a known genetic mutation...

  • Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study fails to show benefit in preventing dementia in the elderly
    November 18, 2008

    The dietary supplement Ginkgo biloba was found to be ineffective in reducing the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people, according to a study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association"[1]....

  • Leukemia information added to NIH web site about senior health
    October 27, 2008

    Information about leukemia has just been added to NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Web site designed especially for older adults. Consumers can visit to learn more about leukemia, a...

  • NIA and McKnight Brain Research Foundation Join Forces
    October 15, 2008

    The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging is a newly launched public-private effort to support current and emerging research on age-related changes in the brain and cognition. Jointly funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the...

  • LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Fall 2008
    October 15, 2008

    Encouraging Diversity— The 2008 Summer Institute on Aging Research Noted Geriatrician Joins NIA as Deputy Director Getting a Good Night’s Sleep—Not Just a Luxury NIA’s Health Disparities Resource Persons...

  • Noted geriatrician named Aging Institute deputy director
    October 6, 2008

    Marie A. Bernard, M.D., a noted geriatrician and educator from the University of Oklahoma, has been named deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), effective Oct. 12, 2008. Bernard...