NIHSeniorHealth Milestones


2014

August 14, 2014
Knee Replacement, contributed by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is released.

June 16, 2014
Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, contributed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is released.

April 1, 2014
End of Life, contributed by the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) is released.


2013

September 24, 2013
Complementary Health Approaches, revised topic from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is released.

June 20, 2013
Healthy Eyes, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) is released.


2012

August 21, 2012
Older Drivers, contributed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) is released.

July 10, 2012
Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse, contributed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is released.

June 6, 2012
Hip Replacement, contributed by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is released.


2011

April 5, 2011
Long-Term Care, contributed by the Administration on Aging (AOA) is released.


2010

December 8, 2010
Anxiety Disorders, contributed by the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) is released.

September 13, 2010
Peripheral Arterial Disease, contributed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is released.

August 11, 2010
Alcohol Use and Older Adults, contributed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is released.

July 12, 2010
Creating a Family Health History, contributed by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is released.

May 12, 2010
Gum (Periodontal) Disease, contributed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is released.

February 24, 2010
Life After Cancer, contributed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is released.


2009

November 24, 2009
The following videos were added to Falls and Older Adults, contributed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA); "Be Physically Active"; "Have Your Medicines Reviewed"; and "Home Safety Tips."

November 17, 2009
The following videos were added to Talking with Your Doctor, contributed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA): "Make a List"; "Remembering What You and Your Doctor Discussed"; "What to Ask Your Doctor" and "What to Share with Your Doctor."

November 9, 2009
The following videos were added to Medicare Basics for Caregivers, contributed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): "Who Is Eligible for Medicare?"; "Getting Medicare"; "Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B"; "Do You Have to Pay to Get Medicare Part A and Part B?"; "Choosing How to Get Your Medicare Coverage"; "Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage" and "Getting Extra Help"

May 13, 2009
Medicare Basics for Caregivers, contributed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released.


2008

December 11, 2008
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), contributed by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) released.

October 23, 2008
Leukemia, contributed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released.

September 29, 2008
Parkinson's Disease, contributed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) released.

May 7, 2008
Eating Well as You Get Older, contributed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) released.

April 2, 2008
Kidney Disease, contributed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released.

February 28, 2008
High Blood Cholesterol, contributed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released.

January 3, 2008
Participating in Clinical Trials, contributed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released.


2007

November 27, 2007
The Toolkit for Trainers, a free resource developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), includes easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own.

July 26, 2007
Talking with Your Doctor, contributed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) released.

May 17, 2007
Skin Cancer, contributed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released.

March 2, 2007
NIHSeniorHealth has 13 new videos in Flash format. The videos were added to the following existing NIHSeniorHealth topics: Dry Mouth; Heart Attack; Low Vision; and Osteoporosis.

January 8, 2007
Depression, contributed by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) released.


2006

October 16, 2006
Falls and Older Adults, contributed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) released.

September 15, 2006
High Blood Pressure, contributed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released.

September 12, 2006
The following videos were added to Cataract, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI): "Cataract Surgery"; and "One Man's Experience with Cataract Surgery."

September 8, 2006
Paget's Disease of Bone, contributed by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) released.

July 7, 2006
Heart Attack, contributed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released.

January 24, 2006
The following videos were added to Problems with Smell, contributed by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): "Older Adults and Smell Loss"; and "What Can I Do about Smell Loss?"

January 13, 2006
Heart Failure, contributed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released.

January 6, 2006
COPD, contributed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released.

January 3, 2006
Osteoporosis, contributed by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), released.


2005

December 30, 2005
New Exercise Stories added: Joan from Illinois; Jim from Oregon; Bonita from South Carolina; Mildred from South Carolina; and Judy from Texas.

December 19, 2005
The following videos were added to Age-related Macular Degeneration, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI): "Coping with Macular Degeneration"; and "Living with Macular Degeneration".

December 19, 2005
The following videos were added to Diabetic Retinopathy, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI): "Living with Diabetic Retinopathy"; "Prevent Vision Loss with Early Diagnosis"; and "What is Diabetic Eye Disease?"

December 19, 2005
The following videos were added to Glaucoma, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI): "Coping with Glaucoma"; "Early Diagnosis, Timely Treatment"; and "What is Glaucoma?"

December 19, 2005
The following video was added to Low Vision, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI): "Coping with Everyday Activities".

September 30, 2005
Dry Mouth, contributed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) released.

September 23, 2005
New Exercise Stories added: William from Massachusetts; and Robert from Washington.

August 22, 2005
Stroke, contributed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) released.

August 12, 2005
New Exercise Stories added: Lucy from Illinois; and Bob from Montana.

August 5, 2005
New Exercise Stories added: Grace from California; Ruth from Connecticut; Cynthia from Idaho; Greta from Idaho; and Emil from North Dakota.

July 29, 2005
Problems with Smell, contributed by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) released.

July 8, 2005
Problems with Taste, contributed by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) released.

June 24, 2005
Cataract, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) released.

June 15, 2005
Glaucoma, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) released.

June 8, 2005
Diabetic Retinopathy, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) released.

May 6, 2005
Age-related Macular Degeneration, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) released.

April 15, 2005
Low Vision, contributed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) released.

March 16, 2005
Sleep and Aging, contributed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) released.

February 28, 2005
Shingles, contributed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released.


2004

December 17, 2004
Exercise Stories, launched with 11 seniors' stories from seven states, provides testimonials from older adults about their exercise routines. The Exercise Stories will eventually list testimonials from seniors around the entire country.

December 9, 2004
Diabetes, contributed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) released.

December 9, 2004
Taking Medicines, contributed by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) released.


2003

October 23, 2003
NIHSeniorHealth.gov is officially launched on Capitol Hill with ten topics: Alzheimer's Disease; Arthritis; Balance Problems; Breast Cancer; Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's; Colorectal Cancer; Exercise for Older Adults; Hearing Loss; Lung Cancer; and Prostate Cancer.


2002

March 19, 2002
The "soft launch" of NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers three topics: Alzheimer's Disease; Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's; and Exercise for Older Adults.

Last reviewed: August 2014