Heath and 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.

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Keywords: Shots, Immunizations, Prevention

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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.

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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

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Healthy Aging: Lessons from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

Based on findings from the first 50 years of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging and other NIA research, this 28-page booklet addresses how aging research has changed over time and shares some of what has been learned about aging well.

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Keywords: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, Healthy Aging

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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.

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Keywords: Aging Research, Longevity, Disability, Health Care, Healthy Aging

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Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

Learn how alcohol affects the body as you get older and how much alcohol is too much for older adults. Get tips on getting sober.

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Keywords: Alcohol Use or Abuse

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Stay Safe in Cold Weather!

Learn about hypothermia, or low body temperature, and its effects on older adults. Get safety tips for when it’s cold outside.

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Keywords: Personal Safety, Hypothermia

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Shades of Gray: A Cross-Country Study of Health and Well-Being of the Older Populations in SAGE Countries, 2007-2010

This U.S. Census Bureau report based on data from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) examines health status and access to health care among older populations in six low- to middle-income countries—China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.

Keywords: Healthy Aging, Longevity, Aging Research

Zika Virus and Older Adults—What You Need to Know: Tips from the National Institute on Aging

Should older adults worry about Zika virus? Find out more about Zika symptoms and treatment, how to lower your risk, and how Zika may affect you.

Keywords: Virus, Zika

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can happen to both men and women and is more common in older people. Learn about the condition and how to manage it.  

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Keywords: Incontinence, Kidneys and Urinary System