News of Note
NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people
June 4, 2014
Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well....
Registration open - June 4 webinar announcing major new study
June 3, 2014
Register now for the June 4 webinar. Every year roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most...
Structured physical activity program can help maintain mobility in vulnerable older people
May 27, 2014
A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can reduce risk of losing the ability to walk without assistance, perhaps the single most important factor in whether vulnerable older people can maintain their independence, a study has...
Telomere length associated with racial bias, discrimination
May 21, 2014
Shorter leukocyte telomere length is associated with earlier mortality and has also been tied to many age-related health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and arthritis...
NIHSeniorHealth.gov marks 10 years as health resource for older adults
May 14, 2014
Website was early model for senior-friendly design NIHSeniorHealth, a senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, offers health and wellness information for older...
NIA Supports Research on Pain in Older People
May 13, 2014
Pain in Older Adults According to a new report from the National Health and Aging Trends Study, more than half of older adults reported experiencing bothersome pain, with back, knee, and shoulder as the most prevalent...
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...