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News of Note

  • Aging with HIV: Responding to an emerging challenge
    September 30, 2013
    The development of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection in the 1990s is one of modern medicine’s most dramatic success stories. Once effectively a death sentence, HIV infection can now be considered a serious, but...
  • Online nutrition info for older adults now available
    September 5, 2013
    Healthy eating is important at any age. The National Institute on Aging’s recently redesigned online nutrition resource, What’s On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging, offers information and to help older adults make good...
  • Healthy eyes topic now available on NIHSeniorHealth
    August 8, 2013
    Maintaining your vision as you get older is vital to health and wellbeing. Even if you enjoy good vision now, it’s important to practice good eye healthcare to make sure your vision is as good as it can be as you age. To learn about ways to...
  • Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
    July 11, 2013
    Summer often brings excessive heat, which can lead to heat-related problems caused by hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and are at...
  • Tip sheets for Alzheimer’s caregivers now available as e-books
    June 27, 2013
    Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be a tough job with many demands and challenges. To help, the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers more than 25 tip sheets—many now available for mobile...
  • Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women
    June 24, 2013
    A randomized clinical trial of estrogen therapy in younger postmenopausal women, aged 50–55, has found no long-term risk or benefit to cognitive function. The National Institutes of Health-supported study, reported in JAMA Internal Medicine on...
  • NIA partners with PCORI to develop falls prevention study
    June 17, 2013
    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) June 13 announced the formation with NIA of the “Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership,” to fund and conduct a major intervention study aimed at preventing injuries from falls in...
  • HHS releases 2013 Alzheimer’s disease plan update
    June 14, 2013
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update, a follow-up to the initial plan released in May 2012. The update reflects our national progress towards accomplishing...
  • At the intersection of arts and aging
    May 29, 2013
    Singing. Dancing. Painting. Acting. Playing a musical instrument. Creative writing. Many people enjoy some kind of arts activity. Whether it’s singing in a church choir, attending the performance of a play, visiting an art museum, or tap...
  • NIA supports studies of health needs of LGBT community
    May 29, 2013
    As the American population ages, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals ages 65 and older is also increasing. However, we know surprisingly little about unique health issues and needs that may pertain to this group...

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