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National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth


This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Caring for someone with Alzheimer's
  • Cataract
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry mouth
  • Exercise for older adults
  • Falls and older adults
  • Glaucoma
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High blood pressure 
  • Low vision
  • Lung cancer
  • Macular degeneration
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's disease of bone
  • Participating in clinical trials
  • Problems with smell
  • Problems with taste
  • Prostate cancer
  • Shingles
  • Skin cancer
  • Sleeping and aging
  • Stroke
  • Taking medicines
  • Talking with your doctor

Each topic is divided into the following sections:

  • Definition
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Treatments and research
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • MedlinePlus – more information
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


National Institute on Aging; National Library of Medicine

Funding Sources

National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

QualityTool Topic



  • Release Date: 10/2003
  • Review Date: 02/2008
  • Recent Summary: 03/2008
  • Original Summary: 11/2003
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Last updated: May 19, 2008.