NIHSeniorHealth offers tips on how to talk with your doctor
July 26, 2007
How do you talk about a sensitive subject with your doctor? What if you forget to ask an important question? What if you feel rushed during your visit? How can you get the most out of your visit with your health care provider? Being able to...
New NIH-supported study characterizes social networks of family, friends influencing obesity
July 25, 2007
People wondering about excessive weight gain might look to their relationships with family and friends for one clue, suggests new research reported July 26, 2007, in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study showed that obesity spreads within...
Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia
June 13, 2007
Few older people die with brains untouched by a pathological process, however, an individual’s likelihood of having clinical signs of dementia increases with the number of different disease processes present in the brain, according to a new...
Early results from Alzheimer's neuroimaging biomarker project show promise for faster study of therapies
June 10, 2007
Alzheimer’s disease researchers may be able to reduce the time and expense associated with clinical trials, according to early results from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a public-private research partnership...
Legal and financial planning for the AD patient: How the health care team can help
June 1, 2007
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) all too often finds the patient and caregiver unprepared to deal with the important legal and financial decisions that eventually will need to be addressed. Indeed, many people have not taken time to...
Early results from Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
June 1, 2007
Researchers may be able to reduce the time and expense associated with clinical trials, according to early results from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a public-private research partnership organized by the National...
Skin cancer information is newest offering on NIHSeniorHealth web site
May 15, 2007
Those who have reached middle age and beyond can remember when deep tans were thought to be beautiful and healthy. Back then, it was not widely recognized that hours spent sunbathing could increase the risk for skin cancer. It was not until the...
NIA Statement: Early findings from ADAPT indicate NSAIDs do not prevent Alzheimer’s disease
April 25, 2007
The drugs naproxen and celecoxib did not reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease in an analysis of data from a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial researchers...
Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports
April 6, 2007
Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response to varicella vaccine in older adults, according to a new study...
Could baby boomers be approaching retirement in worse shape than their predecessors?
March 5, 2007
Americans in their early to mid-50s today report poorer health, more pain and more trouble doing everyday physical tasks than their older peers reported at the same age in years past, a recent analysis has shown. The research, published in print and...