From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:

July 1st , 2006: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition, physical activity, and aging information.


Of Special Interest

News

DHHS

Secretary’s Progress Report IV on Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

CMS

Factsheet on special election period for low-income beneificaries & those affected by Katrina.

NIH

NIH and University of Michigan renew major survey on older adults' health, retirement

Other

July is

National UV Awareness Month.

The American Academy on Opthamology has talking points, patient handouts, & posters

Resources and Web links

Unversity of Nebraska Extension Program: Are You Winning the "Fruit & Vegetable Bowl Game"?

AginginStride.org:

Just in Case emergency preparedness on-line video

Video & presenter's guide

Factsheet & checklist

Research

Chen RY, Wittert GA, Andrews GR. Relative androgen deficiency in relation to obesity and metabolic status in older men. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2006;8(4):429-35.

Clarke R. Vitamin B 12 , folic acid, and the prevention of dementia. NEJM. 2006;354:2817-9. (editorial)

Lee Y, Park KH. Health practices that predict recovery from functional limitations in older adults. Am J Prev Med. 2006;31:25-31.

Li W, Keegan TH, Sternfeld B, Sidney S, Quesenberry CP Jr, Kelsey JL. Outdoor falls among middle-aged and older adults: a neglected public health problem. Am J Public Health. 2006 Jul;96:1192-200.

Newson RS, Kemps EB. The influence of physical and cognitive activities on simple and complex cognitive tasks in older adults. Exp Aging Res. 2006;32:341-62.

Wilcox S, Dowda M, Griffin SF, Rheaume C, Ory MG, Leviton L, King AC, Dunn A, Buchner DM, Bazzarre T, Estabrooks PA, Campbell-Voytal K, Bartlett-Prescott J, Dowdy D, Castro CM, Carpenter RA, Dzewaltowski DA, Mockenhaupt R. Results of the first year of active for life: translation of 2 evidence-based physical activity programs for older adults into community settings. Am J Public Health. 2006;96(7):1201-9.


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