Heath and Aging


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Medicines: Use Them Safely

Learn how to take prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. Get tips on what to ask your doctor or pharmacist about buying medicines online.

PDF (116.9 KB)
Keywords: Medicines, Safety

Making Your Website Senior Friendly

Learn ways to design and organize websites, and write online content for older adults. Learn how to make your website easy to find and use.

Keywords: Health Information

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Talking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Learn how to talk with your doctor and make the most of your appointment. Get tips on choosing a doctor.

PDF (646.83 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

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Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine from the National Institute on Aging at NIH

Build up your strength, flexibility, and balance with this free workout routine. These exercises are the best for older adults, at home or on the go.

PDF (2.81 MB) | ePub (1.32 MB) | Kindle (2.68 MB)
Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity, Healthy Aging, Longevity

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Smoking: It's Never Too Late to Stop

Stop smoking now to lower your risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer, heart attack, stroke, influenza, and emphysema. Get tips to quit and feel better!

PDF (111.72 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Smoking, Lungs and Breathing, Cancer

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Shots For Safety

Read about shots for shingles, pneumonia, flu (influenza), tetanus, diphtheria, MMR, and other diseases. Learn how these vaccines can keep you well.

PDF (88.64 KB)
Keywords: Shots, Immunizations, Prevention

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Beware of Health Scams

Read about dangerous health scams, like fountain of youth and anti-aging promises, special diets, miracle cures or drugs, and other unproven products.

PDF (109.77 KB)
Keywords: Safety, Elder Abuse, Fraud

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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

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Flu—Get the Shot

Learn all about flu—how it spreads, symptoms and treatment, the difference between cold and flu, and the importance of getting a flu shot.

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

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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.

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Keywords: Biology of Aging, Longevity, Life Expectancy, Aging Research, Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, Genes, Research