In Memoriam: Dr. Gene D. Cohen
November 8, 2010
Dr. Gene D. Cohen, former NIA deputy director and acting NIA director from 1988 to 1993, died November 7 at his home in Kensington, MD, after a long battle with cancer. “We will remember Gene Cohen as a talented and dedicated scientist as...
Severe sepsis associated with later cognitive, physical decline
October 26, 2010
Older adults who survive hospitalization involving severe sepsis, a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to severe infection, are at higher risk for cognitive impairment and physical limitations than older adults...
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative enters next phase of research
October 21, 2010
The National Institutes of Health is expanding the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a groundbreaking study that will recruit hundreds of new volunteers to help define the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of...
Peripheral arterial disease newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth site
September 16, 2010
Information about the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D., has just been added to NIHSeniorHealth, the senior-friendly health and wellness website from the National Institutes of Health. Consumers can...
Mild cognitive impairment more common in older men than older women
September 7, 2010
Older men may be at risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease, earlier in life than older women, according to a study appearing today in Neurology. Primarily funded by the National Institute...
NIHSeniorHealth site offers information about older adults and alcohol use
August 11, 2010
Having a drink now and then as you get older is not usually thought to be harmful, but alcohol can be a problem for older adults, especially if they take certain medications, have health problems or don’t control their drinking. Alcohol Use...
NIHSeniorHealth site offers tips on creating a family health history
July 21, 2010
At your next family reunion or gathering, consider discussing a different type of family tree—the family health history. Find out how to collect, organize and use information about your family’s health at Creating a Family Health History...
Media Availability: Federal report details health and economic status of older Americans
July 19, 2010
Today’s older Americans enjoy longer lives and better health than did previous generations. These and other trends are reported in Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being, a unique, comprehensive look at aging in the United States...
In Memoriam: Robert N. Butler, M.D.
July 5, 2010
Dr. Robert N. Butler, NIA’s founding director, died July 4, 2010. He was 83. Dr. Butler leaves behind an unparalleled professional and personal legacy. There was no greater champion for older people and for the research and policies that...
Adverse cardiovascular events reported in testosterone trial in older men
June 30, 2010
A clinical trial of testosterone treatment in older men, reported June 30 online in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found a higher rate of adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and elevated blood pressure, in a group of older...