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Geriatrics and Gerontology

Consumer Info

  • Alliance for Aging Research
    'Citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age'.
  • Explore Health - AARP Webplace
    Wellness, caregiving, health insurance, health legislation, hospital directories, Medicare and nursing home information links.
  • Health Compass
    'A self-study program designed to help you make well informed health and lifestyle choices, by learning ways to find and evaluate information and research findings on health and aging.'
  • HealthinAging.org
    ' Up-to-date information for consumers on health and aging... based on resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed for its professional members.
  • InfoAging
    American Federation for Aging Research web site providing links to research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, and news tailored for a non-medical audience.
  • MEDLINEplus Seniors' Health (General)
    Provides links to current news, clinical trials, nutrition, statistics, legislation, and organizations pertaining to seniors' health as well as specific aging-related conditions .
  • NIHSeniorHealth
    Designed for consumers aged 60 and over, to find answers to health and aging questions from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.
  • SeniorNavigatorcom: Virginia's resource for Health and Aging
    A subsidiary of the Virginia Health Care Foundation, this site links to over 17,000 resources for health, legal, financial, caregiving, and aging information for seniors. Area businesses, hospitals and health care systems sponsor the site.