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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - NIA

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PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057

800-222-2225 (Voice - Toll-free)
301-496-1752 (Voice)
301-589-3014 (FAX)
800-222-4225 (Voice - TTY)


The National Institute on Aging (NIA) was established in 1974 to conduct and support biomedical, social, and behavioral research and training relating to the aging process, and the diseases and other special problems and needs of the aged. The Institute provides for the study of biomedical, psychological, social, educational, and economic aspects of aging through in-house research conducted at its Gerontology Research Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and through grant support of extramural and collaborative research programs at universities, hospitals, medical centers, and nonprofit institutions throughout the country. NIA also provides support to institutions training scientists for research careers in aging.

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NIA publishes brochures and a series of fact sheets called Age Pages, covering such topics as menopause, nutrition, arthritis, cancer, aging, constipation, crime, diabetes, exercise, hearing, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, medicines, senility, flu, urinary incontinence, skin care, and dental care. For a listing of over 60 free publications, write or call the National Institute on Aging Information Center, 1-800-222-2225, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057. For information on Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, contact: National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, P.O. Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907 1-800-438-4380.

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