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  • Smokers flock together and quit together
    May 21, 2008

    When smokers kick the habit, odds are they are not alone in making the move. Instead, the decision to quit smoking often cascades through social networks, with entire clusters of spouses, friends, siblings and co-workers giving up the habit roughly...

  • NIHSeniorHealth offers tips on eating well as you get older
    May 7, 2008

    How should you eat as you get older? Which foods are likely to keep you most healthy and which ones should you limit? Is it possible to eat well and stay within a healthy weight? These and other questions are addressed in "Eating Well as You...

  • LINKS: Minority Research & Training - Spring 2008
    April 15, 2008

    SORL 1 Gene Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease: Findings consistent across ethnic and racial groups “Can you explain that again?” Technical Assistance Workshop Helps Decode NIH Grant Application Process In the Neighborhood...

  • Kidney disease newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth
    April 2, 2008

    Information about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease has just been added to NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health Web site designed especially for seniors. Consumers can visit

  • Americans living longer, enjoying greater health and prosperity, but important disparities remain, says federal report
    March 27, 2008

    Average life expectancy continues to increase, and today’s older Americans enjoy better health and financial security than any previous generation. However, rates of gain are inconsistent between the genders and across age brackets, income...

  • Mild cognitive impairment can impact medical decision-making
    March 11, 2008

    Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may, in addition to their cognitive impairment, have functional limitations that diminish their ability to make decisions about medical treatment. Researchers at the National Institute on Aging-funded...

  • Survey looks at gene expression in the human brain
    March 11, 2008

    A team led by researchers from the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA's) Laboratory of Neurogenetics conducted a genome-wide association study using genotype and transcriptome* expression arrays to study gene expression in the human brain...

  • Physical conditioning helps maintain older adults' driving performance
    March 11, 2008

    Physical conditioning helps maintain older adults’ driving performance, decreasing on-road errors by more than one-third, suggests National Institute on Aging-sponsored research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The...

  • Research shows that practice constraints can impact dementia care
    March 11, 2008

    Limited time, limited reimbursement, and other health care barriers may lead to challenges when treating dementia patients, according to a study by the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San...

  • Study shows association of glucose metabolism with family history of Alzheimer's
    March 11, 2008

    Cognitively normal people with a maternal family history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) show reductions in their cerebral glucose metabolism in the same brain areas as those seen in people who have been diagnosed with AD, according to an National...