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Researchers Find Link Between Obesity and Diabetes in Children
IRS Allows Tax Deduction for Obesity Treatment
Physical Fitness Level: Best Predictor of Death in Men
Presto! Portion Sizes Grow Before Our Eyes
Treatment for Lipodystrophy Reveals New Workings of Leptin
Doctors Advised to Screen for "Pre-diabetes"
Public-Private Partnership Seeks To Improve the Nation's Health
New WIN Publication
Materials From Other Organizations
Health Information for Older Adults
Rated Better than Most by Tufts Nutrition Navigator, the website of Aging Well Village at www.agingwell.state.ny.us provides a variety of health information for older adults. Articles on strength training, stretching, and walking encourage older adults to be active. Practical and healthy recipes and eating tips encourage good nutrition. The easy-to-read site provides resources and links for both the older adult and caregivers.
Sponsored by the New York State Office for the Aging.
To access current and reliable health information for older adults, visit the website of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at www.nia.nih.gov. Users can download fact sheets and booklets on topics such as health quackery, diabetes, constipation, and exercise. Visitors can also access The Resource Directory for Older People, obtain information on Alzheimers disease through the Alzheimers Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) program, and link to a variety of Federal websites for older adults.
Sponsored by NIA, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A senior-friendly website, www.nihseniorhealth.gov provides easily accessible health information to people 60 years of age and older. The site features include large print, short and easy-to-read segments, and information presented in a manner designed to increase memory retention. Topics include exercise for older adults and Alzheimers disease, with more topics to be added in the future. The site offers information in both print and open-captioned videos formats.
Sponsored by NIA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH. s
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