Heath and Aging

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Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Get tips for communicating well with doctors. Learn how to prepare for a medical appointment, discuss sensitive topics, and coordinate help from others.

PDF (745.37 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Doctor-Patient Communication

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

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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)
Spanish Version
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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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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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.

PDF (4.69 MB)
Keywords: Biology of Aging, Longevity, Life Expectancy, Aging Research, Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, Genes, Research

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What's Your Aging IQ?

This 24-page booklet invites readers to check out how much they know about aging. A series of engaging mini-stories is accompanied by test questions. Fill in the answer sheet or take the quiz online. What you discover may surprise you!

PDF (1.39 MB)
Keywords: Well-Being, Healthy Aging

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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 (269.58 KB)
Keywords: Shots, Immunizations, Prevention

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Global Health and Aging

This 32-page report from the National Institute on Aging and the World Health Organization looks at global trends in aging and health, with an emphasis on trends in aging, disability, and family structure and what they may indicate for the future.

PDF (2.6 MB)
Keywords: Aging Research, Longevity, Disability, Health Care, Healthy Aging

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