NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart attack
July 7, 2006
What causes a heart attack, and how can I reduce my risk? What are the symptoms of a heart attack, and do I have to have all of them before calling 911? Does having a heart attack mean that I can't do the things I enjoy doing? The answers to...
Promoting successful eating in long-term care: Relationships with residents are key
July 1, 2006
First of two parts Anyone who has worked with mid- and late-stage dementia residents in long-term care can describe mealtime challenges they’ve encountered. Refusing to eat, rejecting food, becoming too distracted to eat, not being able to...
NIH, University of Michigan renew major survey on older adults' health, retirement
June 19, 2006
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed its cooperative agreement with the University of Michigan to continue the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the nation’s leading resource for...
Study finds middle-aged Americans not as healthy as English counterparts
May 2, 2006
White middle-aged Americans are not as healthy as their English counterparts, and in both countries lower income and education levels are associated with poorer health, according to a new comparison of key American and English health surveys. The...
Media Availability: Low calorie diet affects aging-related factors
April 4, 2006
What: Results from a controlled clinical trial indicate that overweight people who cut their calories by 25 percent for six months have reduced fasting insulin levels and core body temperature, two markers for which lower levels have been associated...
Dramatic changes in U.S. aging highlighted in new census, NIH report
March 9, 2006
The face of aging in the United States is changing dramatically -- and rapidly, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Today’s older Americans are very different from their...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure
March 3, 2006
NIHSeniorHealth (www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov) now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure, a health condition that affects roughly 5 million older Americans. Designed especially for seniors, NIHSeniorHealth is...
NIA expands arts program aimed at debunking negative aging stereotypes
February 22, 2006
Gail Brooks, 74, created a Japanese floral arrangement to express her feelings about the Vital Visionaries, an arts-based program developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To represent the...
NIH seeks strategies to preserve brain health
February 21, 2006
With the rapid aging of the population, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is intensifying the search for strategies to preserve brain health as people grow older. The effort moved an important step forward today with a report by an expert...
Spouse's hospitalization increases partner's risk of death, new study of a half-million couples shows
February 15, 2006
Most people have heard stories about an older person who "dies of a broken heart" shortly after their partner's death. A new study finds that hospitalization of a spouse for a serious illness also increases their partner's risk of...