|NIA Offers New Spanish-Language Website
Accurate, up-to-date information on health issues affecting Hispanic
seniors is now available online in Spanish from the National Institute
on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The
user-friendly website has information on a wide range of health
topics, including diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes.
Helpful tips on choosing a doctor and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
also are available at www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol.
The website offers free publications in Spanish, as well as links
to other health-related, Spanish-language websites such as Medicare
and MedlinePlus. Publications include La enfermedad de Alzheimer:
Desentrañando el misterio, El ejercicio y su salud, Accidente cerebrovascular,
Conversando con su médico and Cuidado a largo plazo. These
materials have been carefully adapted into Spanish and reviewed
by Hispanic seniors.
Making health information available to minority elders is a vital
part of NIA's outreach to older adults. The older population in
the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of older Hispanic
adults in the United States is expected to increase from 6 percent
in 2003 to 11 percent by 2030.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads the federal government
effort conducting and supporting research on the biomedical and
social and behavioral aspects of aging and the problems of older
people. For more information on aging-related research and the
NIA, please visit the NIA website at www.nia.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and
Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.