National Institute on Aging

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Covering up when going out in the cold is important to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
January 16, 2024

Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think

What is hypothermia?   Cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which occurs when your body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Hypothermia
Emerging research is helping health care providers find the best treatments to relieve menopausal symptoms and improve the experience of aging.
September 12, 2023

What we know—and still don’t know—about menopause

If you menstruate (have periods), menopause is when your menstrual cycle ends for 12 consecutive months. Aside from the reproductive system,...

Menopause, Women's Health

Hot flashes and heart palpitations are possible symptoms of menopause.
September 07, 2023

Menopause: What you need to know

If you menstruate (have periods), menopause is when your menstrual cycle ends for 12 consecutive months. It is a natural stage...

Menopause, Women's Health
Traits such as venom, shells, and armor may help animals live longer by protecting them from predators.
August 09, 2023

Learning about aging from turtles and other cold-blooded critters

As we get older, our bodies change in ways that can affect our health and well-being. Over time, our cells...

Healthy Aging

Use NIA’s resources to spread the word about the harmful effects of social isolation and loneliness and to share strategies for staying connected.
September 30, 2022

Stay connected: Tips from the National Institute on Aging for combating social isolation and loneliness

Have you ever felt lonely in a busy supermarket or a crowded party? While we all feel lonely sometimes, social...

Healthy Aging
An NIH study showed that a diet high in fatty fish may lead to reductions in the number and severity of migraines.
November 25, 2021

Could eating fish help your migraines?

A diet high in fish fats and low in vegetable oils may help reduce the number and severity of migraines,...

Migraine

The sticker changes color when it measures chloride levels in sweat. Excessive chloride can indicate cystic fibrosis.
September 08, 2021

Small patch can diagnose cystic fibrosis earlier

Early diagnosis for cystic fibrosis (CF) can make a big difference in improving the quality of life for people with...

Cystic Fibrosis
I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., studied how many steps could improve health for older women.
May 06, 2021

Physical activity isn't just for athletes—it's for everyone

Finding time and energy to exercise can be hard. But I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., wants to reframe how...

Physical Activity

Flexibility exercises, like yoga, can help maintain mobility as you age.
March 11, 2021

4 physical activity tips for older adults

Regular physical activity is great for your mental and physical health. It also helps you stay independent as you age. ...

Physical Activity
Brain images of a woman with an inherited condition that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
May 21, 2020

Could one woman help researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which contributes to a decline in memory, thinking, and social...

Alzheimer's Disease

Personal Story

It took Randal and Lisa G. eight months and numerous doctor's visits to get a diagnosis.
December 05, 2019

Searching for words and answers: A couple’s Lewy body dementia experience

Randal G. was always a strong public speaker. "I was a person used to giving an hour-long presentation to 400 people...

Lewy Body Dementia, Personal Story
Marguerite and David Kaye on a recent vacation.
April 24, 2018

A couple’s caregiving journey

David Kaye never thought anything could hurt him. He spent 25 years in the Army as a Green Beret and served...

Caregivers, Personal Story