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bullet Advice for Older Adults on Staying Safe in Hot Weather

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July 31, 2008 -- Hyperthermia is the name given to a variety of heat-related illnesses that can include heat stroke, heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps and heat exhaustion. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has some advice for helping older people avoid heat problems during the summer months.

bulletWhat are the Secrets of a Long and Healthy Life? Study Seeks Long-Lived Families for Answers
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July 7, 2008 -- More and more people are living longer. But living to extreme old age is unusual and tends to run in some families. A new study aims to learn more about the secrets to long healthy life, and investigators are seeking long-lived families to help study this important question.

bullet Grants Technical Assistance Workshop (TAW)

Applications are due July 18th for the TAW to be held November 20-21, Washington, DC. Open to pre- and post-doctoral students and recent doctoral degree recipients in aging. Racial and ethnic minority scientists encouraged to apply!
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