National Institute on Aging

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Covering up when going out in the cold is important to prevent frostbite.
February 28, 2022

Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think

Hypothermia: Easier to develop than you might think   Cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which occurs when body temperature drops...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Hypothermia
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

April 30, 2020

Older Hispanic adults may be more prone to frailty

Pain is one of the most common and expensive health problems in the U.S. In older adults, chronic pain...

Pain
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

December 04, 2019

Lewy body dementia: What you need to know

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia—but also one of the least well-known. The...

Lewy Body Dementia
December 03, 2019

2 types of Lewy body dementia

There are two types of Lewy body dementia (LBD): dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. Dementia is...

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
Leeza Gibbons
April 23, 2018

Caregiving isn’t a solo sport

Leeza Gibbons is a leading TV talk show host, entertainment reporter, and best-selling author, but she has another role: caregiver. ...

Caregivers, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature