News of Note
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...
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...