See What's New On NIHSeniorHealth

Browse Our Updated Design

NIHSeniorHealth was recently redesigned with a more updated look and feel while retaining its senior-friendly format. We’ve added a search function to make it easier for you to find information on our website and on other reputable websites. We tested the revamped design to make sure NIHSeniorHealth would continue to be easy for older adults to use.

Take a moment to browse the list of over 60 health topics and visit the video page with over 150 health videos. Take interactive quizzes, check out the frequently asked questions and view the enlargeable photos and illustrations.


Get Free Healthy Aging Tips

Sign up for weekly tips to help you maintain your health as you get older. We’ll send you exercises to improve your balance, suggestions for healthy snacks, ways to fall proof your home, and more. Sign up now for free healthy aging tips.


Visit the Newest Topics

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Complementary Health Approaches

Want to know how to maintain healthy vision as you age? Wondering about the safety of natural products? Check out our newest topics: Healthy Eyes, from the National Eye Institute (NEI), and Complementary Health Approaches from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).


Watch the Latest Videos

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How can you be sure the food you eat is safe? Watch these recently added videos on food safety to find out. For more about reducing your risk for foodborne illness, check out the Eating Safely topic. Video footage is provided courtesy of the USDA and FDA.


Download the Updated Toolkit for Trainers

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Want to help older adults become more web savvy? Check out the Toolkit for Trainers, a recently revised, free curriculum for computer instructors who want to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features three websites from the National Institutes of Health – NIHSeniorHealth.gov, MedlinePlus.gov, and Go4Life®. Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web.

To learn more, browse the Toolkit for Trainers.


Look for Upcoming Topics and Videos


Four new topics for 2014

These topics and accompanying videos are currently in development and will be released over the next year. Sign up to be notified when new topics are released.


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Last reviewed: January 2014