Health and Aging

Featured Health Topic: Men's Health

Doctor talking to his patientFor both men and women growing older can be a time of change–perhaps shifting family responsibilities, retirement, or a career change leads to some time for taking a class, volunteering, traveling, or starting a new hobby. Men can proactively take care of their health as they age with annual physicals and screenings, a well-balanced diet, exercise, and keeping up-to-date with flu shots and vaccinations.

The National Institute on Aging at NIH has a wide variety of useful, evidence-based resources. You can also find out more information about participating in clinical studies. You might want to look at the Healthy Aging and Longevity featured health topic to find additional resources. Being informed is a good way to start taking control of how you age.

Featured Research

Researchers reviewing test results on a computer screenLow serum testosterone may contribute to a number of problems affecting older men, including decreased ability to walk, loss of muscle mass and strength, decreased vitality, decreased sexual function, impaired cognition, cardiovascular disease and anemia. An NIA-funded study, the Testosterone Trial, is testing whether testosterone therapy can help. Read more about the Testosterone Trial »