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Updated: May 12, 2004

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Health Issues for Seniors

General Information

NIH Senior Health
Health information for older adults provided by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.

National Institute on Aging
Aging research news and up-to-date health research information for seniors.

Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness
Promotes an active lifestyle for older adults. Holds a monthly discussion on a health-related topic.

ElderWeb
Current health issues that affect seniors.

Aging With Dignity
Practical information, advice and legal tools to ensure the rights of the sick, aging or dying. Source of Five Wishes, http://www.agingwithdignity.org/5wishes.html a document that makes known the aging person's medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Comprehensive information about disorders common to the older adult.

Mayo Clinic Senior Health Center
Get the Basics, Ask a Specialist, and Explore Health Issues are informative sections provided by a nationally recognized health clinic.

Medical Information

Alzheimer's Disease and Education and Referral Center
Basic information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Guidelines for care giving, news about drug clinical trials and a conference calendar round out the site.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
News and information for patients with osteoporosis. Printed resources are available for free or minimal cost.

Otolaryngic Gerontology (Ears, Nose, Throat)
Information about common conditions of the ears, nose and throat. Provided by Terence M. Davidson, M.D. of the University of California , San Diego .

The National Parkinson Foundation
Symptom charts, new drugs, help in locating doctors: all meant to answer questions about Parkinson's disease.

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Roadside Attractions
More interesting sites you might want to try.

Arthritis

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