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View Resource An Aging World: 2001

This new 190-page release from the Census Bureau and the National Institute of Aging (NIA) presents comparative data related to aging, including population and projected population internationally, life expectancy, retirement, health information, and social support. The report was, in part, inspired by a review from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that argued for an international focus on...

https://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/p95-01-1.pdf
View Resource Woman in Vietnam May be World's Oldest Person

The quest for youth and longevity has been an interest of humankind for millennia, so it is not surprising that recording statistics on human longevity is done with great interest. On September 26, 2002, it was announced that Vu Thi Dao of northern Vietnam may in fact be the world's oldest person, although her birth certificate only lists the year in which she was born, and not the exact date....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0927
View Resource Better Bone Implants

This Web site come from Science@NASA, an online source for news and information about NASA-funded research, and describes the work of researchers at the Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion in Space, who are developing artificial bones for long-lasting, pain-free hip and knee replacements. These ceramic bones are touted as "so much like the real thing that they could actually meld with...

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/3...
View Resource Infoaging.org

Developed by the American Federation for Aging Research (with an educational grant from Pifzer), Infoaging.org "delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news." A good place to start for first-time visitors, the news center featured on the site is a frequently updated collection of links to news articles from a number...

https://www.afar.org/infoaging
View Resource NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine recently launched NIHSeniorHealth.gov, a website developed from NIA research on older adults, cognitive aging, and computer usage. This easy-to-use website "makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older" and serves as "a useful tool for family members and friends who are seeking online...

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health
View Resource SAGE Crossroads

With a growing percentage of the American population entering later life, it would seem to make sense that there would be an increased online presence of sites to provide information on related topics. SAGE Crossroads is a "public forum on the ethics, politics, and economics of aging research and longevity science." The site has been in existence since March 2003, and was developed by a...

https://www.agingresearch.org/campaign/sage-crossroads/
View Resource Alliance for Aging Research

Founded in 1986, to "promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process", the Washington D.C.-based Alliance for Aging Research has a website that covers many different "Topics". Visitors can explore general topics, such as "Caregiving", "Longevity", "Medical Innovation", and "Policy", as well as "Focus Areas". The focus areas include "Access to Breakthroughs", "Drug Development",...

https://www.agingresearch.org/
View Resource The Arts and Aging: Building The Science

How can the arts improve our lives as we age? It's a great question and one that is addressed in this 28-page report from the National Endowment for the Arts. Released in 2012, this report presents the official summary findings from a National Academies Workshop formally titled "Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults."...

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https://www.arts.gov/publications/arts-and-aging-building-sc...