National Institute on Aging

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Untreated foot problems can sometimes cause pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
June 06, 2024

Putting your best foot forward: Steps for happy, healthy feet

Our feet are mechanical wonders. They support the weight of our bodies and allow us to stand, balance, and move...

Foot Health
Try to drink about eight glasses of fluids every day.
May 07, 2024

H20 for healthy aging

Water is essential for just about every function in our bodies, from keeping our organs working properly to regulating our...

NIH Research, Healthy Aging, Nutrition

Glaucoma can make it seem like you’re looking through a tunnel.
May 02, 2024

Glaucoma: What you need to know

Glaucoma is the name for a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve in the eye. Glaucoma usually...

Eye Care, Eye Disease, Glaucoma
If you have any of these symptoms, be sure to check with your eye care professional.
April 30, 2024

Not seeing clearly? Cataracts might be the problem

Like a camera, your eyes rely on a lens—the clear part of the eye that helps focus light on the...

Cataract, Eye Care, Eye Disease

People living in communities where the air is more polluted can face increased health risks.
March 21, 2024

Researchers are exposing troubling consequences of air pollution

The air we breathe can sometimes contain tiny particles called particulate matter (PM). These particles come in different shapes and...

Air Pollution, Environmental Health
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

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