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Health Topics A-Z National Institute on Aging

WEBUse 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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How To Find Reliable Health Information Online

WEBAs a rule, health websites sponsored by federal government agencies are accurate sources of information. You can reach all federal websites by visiting www.usa.gov. Medical and …

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Healthy eating, nutrition, and diet National Institute on Aging

WEBHealthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy aging. Read these articles on how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget, and find out what vitamins and minerals …

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Healthy aging National Institute on Aging

WEBHealthy aging. Genetics and lifestyle choices are factors that influence healthy aging. As you grow older, managing your health will help you maintain your quality of life and live …

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Brain health National Institute on Aging

WEBAs a person gets older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. Read these articles to learn how to help keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age.

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How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking

WEBThe brain controls many aspects of thinking — remembering, planning and organizing, making decisions, and much more. These cognitive abilities affect how well we do …

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High Blood Pressure and Older Adults

WEBHigh blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure of 130 or higher, or a diastolic pressure of 80 or higher. For older adults, often the first number (systolic) is 130 or higher, but the …

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What Do We Know About Healthy Aging

WEBMental health, or mental wellness, is essential to your overall health and quality of life. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Managing social …

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HHS delivers strategic framework for National Plan on Aging

WEBOriginally posted in HHS News. Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Administration for Community Living, released “Aging in the …

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Mental Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

WEBMental Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity Español. Share this infographic: Download a PDF version (PDF, 755K).; Research shows the benefits of …

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News & Events National Institute on Aging

WEBThe latest research news from the National Institute on Aging at NIH For media inquiries and or to request an interview with a subject matter expert, please email …

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Exercise and Physical Activity Worksheets

WEBKeeping track of your progress is a great way to stay motivated to exercise. Use these tracking tools to help stick to your exercise routine.

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Mobile Toolbox: Expand your cognitive assessment reach!

WEBScientists studying aging and cognition constantly seek ways to move their field forward. For several years now, NIA-funded researchers have worked to develop …

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Adopting healthy habits: What do we know about the science of …

WEBIf the person’s behavior changes (in this case, they increase their physical activity), the researchers would need to determine whether the change resulted from the …

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Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

WEBYard work (mowing, raking) Dancing. Swimming. Biking. Climbing stairs or hills. Playing tennis or basketball. Increase your endurance or “staying power” to help keep up with …

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Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks

WEBHealth effects of social isolation, loneliness. Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: …

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Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home

WEBFederal, state, and local governments offer many resources for older adults and their families and caregivers. A good place to start is the Eldercare Locator, which connects …

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Exercising With Chronic Conditions National Institute on Aging

WEBChronic pain. 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, …

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15 Tips To Keep Your Bladder Healthy

WEBTight-fitting pants and nylon underwear can trap moisture and help bacteria grow. Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help prevent bladder problems as well as constipation. It …

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Getting Your Affairs in Order Checklist: Documents to Prepare for …

WEBNo one ever plans to be sick or disabled. Yet, planning for the future can make all the difference in an emergency and at the end-of-life. Being prepared and having important …

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Health ABC Study National Institute on Aging

WEBThe Health ABC Study began in 1997 and collected data for 17 years on a cohort of older Black and White adults living in Memphis and Pittsburgh. The study …

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Long-Term Care Facilities: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, and …

WEBLearn about facility-based long-term care services, including assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, and other residential facilities.

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Mourning the Death of a Spouse National Institute on Aging

WEBWhen your spouse dies, your world changes. You are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the …

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