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Healthy Eating National Institute on Aging

(5 days ago) Sample Menus: Healthy Eating for Older Adults. Planning a day’s worth of meals using smart food choices might seem overwhelming at first. Here are some sample menus to show you how easy it can be. These menus provide 2,000 calories a day and do not exceed the recommended amount of sodium or calories from saturated fats and added sugars.

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Cognitive Health National Institute on Aging

(7 days ago) Cognitive Health. Many older adults worry about memory loss and thinking abilities as they age. What causes it? Can memory loss be prevented? Read these articles and the latest research on cognitive health and learn to keep your brain healthy as you get older.

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Bladder Health for Older Adults National Institute on Aging

(8 days ago) A heating pad on the back or abdomen may also help. For more information on bladder health, visit 13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 800-860-8747 (toll-free) 866-569-1162 (TTY/toll-free) [email protected]nih.gov. www.niddk.nih.gov.

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Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and

(5 days ago) Endurance exercises improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. They also can delay or prevent many diseases that are common in older adults such as diabetes, colon and breast cancers, heart disease, and others. Physical activities that build endurance include: Brisk walking or jogging; Yard work (mowing, raking)

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Prostate Problems National Institute on Aging

(8 days ago) For more details on treatment choices for prostate cancer, call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service at 800-422-6237 or visit their website.. PSA Testing. Until recently, many doctors encouraged yearly PSA testing for all men beginning at age 50, or even earlier for men at high risk of prostate cancer.

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Molecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project

(8 days ago) Molecular Methods (for Health ABC AS01-21, Ferrell project) Because there is limited amount of DNA on each participant, we initially “bulked up” the genomic DNA via whole genome amplification, using the Genomiphi Kits (product #25660002) from Amersham Biosciences, 800 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08855).

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Health Topics A-Z National Institute on Aging

(7 days ago) Use this alphabetical list of healthy aging topics to get more information on how to extend the healthy, active years of life.

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Cognitive Health and Older Adults National Institute on

(4 days ago) Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one aspect of overall brain health. What Is Brain Health? Brain health refers to how well a person’s brain functions across several areas. Aspects of brain health include:

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Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

(Just Now) No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, studies show that “taking it easy” is risky. Often, inactivity is more to blame than age when older people lose the ability to do things on their own. Lack of physical activity also can lead to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and

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Telehealth: What Is It, How to Prepare, Is It Covered

(2 days ago) Due to COVID-19, health care providers may increase their use of telehealth services to keep patients and health care providers safe. Recent policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped reduce barriers to telehealth access and have promoted the use of telehealth as a way to deliver acute, chronic, primary, and specialty care.

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Health, Well-Being, and Independence and Aging NIA

(3 days ago) Improving the Health, Well-Being, and Independence of Adults as They Age New insights into lifestyle, psychological, and other environmental influences on health promise to have a profound impact on the ability of older adults to remain physically healthy and cognitively, emotionally, and socially vital into very advanced ages – ideally, for as long as they live.

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Heart Health and Aging National Institute on Aging

(3 days ago) Look up the definitions of unfamiliar heart health terms in the Heart Health Glossary. The most common aging change is increased stiffness of the large arteries, called arteriosclerosis (ahr-teer-ee-o-skluh-roh-sis), or hardening of the arteries. This causes high blood pressure, or hypertension, which becomes more common as we age.

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What Do We Know About Healthy Aging

(6 days ago) Weight is a very complex issue. For older people, the health problems associated with obesity may take a back seat to problems associated with body composition (fat-to-muscle ratio) and location of fat (hip or waist) on the body. Many health problems are connected to being overweight or obese.

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How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise National

(2 days ago) Some health conditions can affect your exercise routine. For example, people with arthritis may need to avoid some types of activity, especially when joints are swollen or inflamed. Those with diabetes may need to adjust their daily schedule, meal plan, or medications when planning their activities.

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Research on intermittent fasting shows health benefits

(Just Now) Evidence from decades of animal and human research points to wide-ranging health benefits of intermittent fasting, according to an NIA-conducted review of the research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Still, more research is needed to determine whether intermittent fasting yields benefits or is even feasible for humans when practiced over …

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Resources for Health Care Professionals National

(6 days ago) The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a wide range of health in formation articles and resources on aging and conditions associated with growing older. NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

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What Is Dementia

(7 days ago) The NIA ADEAR Center offers information and free print publications about Alzheimer’s and related dementias for families, caregivers, and health professionals. ADEAR Center staff answer telephone, email, and written requests and make referrals to local and national resources.

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Advance care planning National Institute on Aging

(9 days ago) Learn about advance care planning, including a helpful checklist on arrangements you should make and discuss with family and caregivers. Understanding Health Care Decisions at the End of Life Being a health care proxy and making end-of-life …

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Menopause: Tips for a Healthy Transition National

(7 days ago) Menopause: Tips for a Healthy Transition Download a printable PDF version of the Menopause: Tips for a Healthy Transition infographic (PDF, 209K). En español (PDF, 488K).. During the menopause transition, women may notice troublesome symptoms like hot flashes or trouble sleeping.Risk for heart disease and osteoporosis increase during this time, as well.

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Healthcare professionals information National Institute

(4 days ago) Find NIA materials intended for health care professionals to use in their practices and to share with their patients and communities. In 2011, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia were revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease were characterized to

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Safety National Institute on Aging

(4 days ago) Home Health Information Health Topics A-Z Safety. Safety Medicines: Common Questions Answered. Get answers to frequently asked questions about medications and older adults, including information on safety, side effects, and talking to your doctor. Safe Use of …

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Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health

(7 days ago) Health effects of social isolation, loneliness. Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.

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Women’s health National Institute on Aging

(1 days ago) Home Health Information Health Topics A-Z Women’s health. Women’s health Menopause: Tips for a Healthy Transition. Get tips about things women can do to stay healthy during the menopause transition. Read, download, and share this infographic with family and friends.

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Health Disparities National Institute on Aging

(5 days ago) The health status of racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. has improved steadily over the last century. Despite such progress, disturbing disparities in health persist between majority and minority populations. Demographic projections predict a substantial change in the racial and ethnic makeup of the older population, heightening the need to examine and reduce differences in health

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Health Disparities and Aging NIA

(6 days ago) Health Disparities are differences in any health-related factor — disease burden, diagnosis, response to treatment, quality of life, health behaviors and access to care, to name only a few — that exist among population groups. Health disparities are associated with a broad, complex, and interrelated array of factors, and may reflect: Age; Race

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Aging Research: Protect Health and Prevent Disease NIA

(1 days ago) As previously noted, aging is the primary risk factor for an array of diseases and conditions. However, research has shown that health habits and behaviors such as physical activity, proper nutrition, and avoidance of smoking and other health-harming behaviors can help people live longer, postpone the onset of disability, and increase quality

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Exercising with Chronic Conditions National Institute on

(Just Now) Exercising with Chronic Conditions. Almost anyone, at any age, can do some type of physical activity. You can still exercise even if you have a health condition like heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, high blood pressure, or diabetes. In fact, physical activity may help. For most older adults, physical activities like brisk walking, riding

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Loneliness and Social Isolation — Tips for Staying

(5 days ago) Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive. But as people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone. Being alone may leave older adults more vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation, which can affect their health and well-being.Studies show that loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher risks for health problems such as …

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HIV, AIDS, and Older Adults National Institute on Aging

(6 days ago) Your doctor or other health care provider can test you for HIV or tell you where you can get tested. Or, the following resources can help you find a testing location: HIV testing and care locator; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or call 800-232-4636 (toll-free). Your local health department

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Caregiver health National Institute on Aging

(4 days ago) Care for your own physical, mental, and spiritual health. Getting Help with Alzheimer's Caregiving. Looking for respite care or help with Alzheimer's caregiving? Learn about supportive resources like home care, adult day care, meal services, and hospice. Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Caregivers.

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Go4Life: the NIA health education campaign National

(3 days ago) Did you know that the National Institute on Aging has a national health education campaign? Launched in 2011, Go4Life® encourages older adults to reap health benefits by making physical activity part of their daily lives. If you do research with older adults or on senior wellness and health education programs, you might be especially interested in the details of …

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What Is Long-Term Care

(Just Now) Home Health Care. Home health care involves part-time medical services ordered by a physician for a specific condition. These services may include nursing care to help a person recover from surgery, an accident, or illness. Home health care may also include physical, occupational, or speech therapy and temporary home health aide services.

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National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) National

(6 days ago) The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) is a new resource for the scientific study of functioning in later life. The NHATS is being conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with data collection by Westat, and support from the NIA. In design and content, NHATS is intended to foster research that will guide efforts to reduce …

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Health Disparities Research National Institute on Aging

(4 days ago) The health status of racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. has improved steadily over the last century. Despite such progress, disturbing disparities in health persist between majority and minority populations. Demographic projections predict a substantial change in the racial and ethnic makeup of the older population, heightening the need to examine and reduce differences in health

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Global Health and Aging

(5 days ago) and health conditions is one key to holding down health and social costs. The health and economic burden of disability also can be reinforced or alleviated by environmental characteristics that can determine whether an older person can remain independent despite physical limitations. The longer people can remain mobile and care for themselves,

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History National Institute on Aging

(7 days ago) The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is established to focus on health issues across the life course, including in old age. President John F. Kennedy remarks, “For the first time, we will have an Institute to promote studies directed at the entire life process rather than toward specific diseases or illnesses.” 1965

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COVID-19 National Institute on Aging

(6 days ago) About NIA. Budget & Testimony. Strategic Directions. National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) Advances in Aging and Alzheimer's Research. Diversity and Health Disparities. Staff Directory. Careers. Connect with NIA.

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Exercise & Physical Activity For Healthy Aging Get Fit For

(8 days ago) health. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE? Physical activity . refers to any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy . Exercise. is a form of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive and performed with the goal of improving health or ftness Although all exercise is physical

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Alzheimer's safety National Institute on Aging

(5 days ago) Home Health Information Health Topics A-Z Alzheimer's safety. Alzheimer's safety Driving Safety and Alzheimer's Disease. Know the danger signs for when a person with Alzheimer's should stop driving. Learn how to discuss the issue sensitively and find transportation alternatives.

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Sleep and Older Adults

(8 days ago) medications, mental health, and pain can make it hard to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep disorders become more common with age, including . insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep), sleep apnea (pauses in breathing during sleep), and movement disorders like . restless legs syndrome. Practicing better sleep habits and being diagnosed and

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Health Disparities National Institute on Aging

(7 days ago) The health status of racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. has improved steadily over the last century. Despite such progress, disturbing disparities in health persist between majority and minority populations. For example, the average life expectancy for a white infant born in 1999 is 77.3 years, but is only 71.4 years for an African American infant.6 Demographic projections …

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