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    Information About Elders
           Statistics and Demographics
           Health and Diseases
           Nutrition
           Diseases
           Diverse topics
    Course Development and Resources   
           Illustrations of Normal and Pathological Conditions
           Video programs
           Grants
           College and University sites
           AGHE sites
    Scientific Literature Searches
    Organizations
    Resources for Students in Gerontology


Information About Elders

        Administration on Aging  (Suggested by Thomas Sumrak)
        https://www.acl.gov/about-acl/administration-aging

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    Statistics and Demographics  (See also Updated changes in demographics (Click here))

        Census Data & Population Estimates  (Suggested by Tom Sumrak)
  
     https://www.acl.gov/aging-and-disability-in-america/data-and-research/census-data-population-estimates

        Data and Statistics
        https://www.cdc.gov/aging/data/index.htm

        FastStats – Statistics by Topic  (Select topic from extensive list)
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/default.htm


        2014 National Population Projections Tables
       
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2014/demo/popproj/2014-summary-tables.html

        Healthy Aging    
        https://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.html
 

        Health Information for Older Adults
        https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/index.htm

        Health, United States, 2016 - Individual Charts and Tables: Spreadsheet, PDF, and PowerPoint files With Trend Tables Older Population
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2016.htm#older

        Health, United States, 2016
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/index.htm

        Data 2010
        http://wonder.cdc.gov/data2010/

        Trends in Causes of Death Among the Elderly 
        https://search.cdc.gov/search?query=Trends+in+Causes+of+Death&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main
 

        Trends in Vision and Hearing Among Older Americans 
        https://search.cdc.gov/search?query=Trends+in+Vision+and+Hearing&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main
 

      
The Oral Health of Older Americans 
       
https://search.cdc.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main&query=The+Oral+Health+of+Older+Americans++ 

      
Health, United States, for prior years
       https://search.cdc.gov/search?query=++++++++http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fnchs%2Fhus.htm&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main

       Demographic projections 
       http://www.biologyofhumanaging.com/Demog/demog.htm

       U.S. Census Bureau 
       http://www.census.gov/  

       Age & Sex Tables  (Population statistics)
      
https://www.census.gov/topics/population/age-and-sex/data/tables.All.html

       2010 Census Data
       https://www.census.gov/2010census/data/

 

      65+ in the United States - U.S. Census Bureau
       https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?q=over+65&page=1&stateGeo=none&searchtype=web&cssp=Typeahead&%3Acq_csrf_token=undefined
            or
      https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?q=population+over+65&page=1&stateGeo=none&searchtype=web&cssp=Typeahead&%3Acq_csrf_token=undefined

     
CDC Prevention Checklist
      http://www.cdc.gov/epo/prevent.htm

      Cost of prevention 
      https://search.cdc.gov/search?query=cost+of+prevention&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main


    
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
 
     http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/nacda/ 

     National Institute on Aging 
     http://www.nia.nih.gov/ 

     National Center for Health Statistics 
     http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ and https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/#tabs-3-3
              
     CDC News Releases (health statistics)
     https://www.cdc.gov/media/archives.htm  and https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/archives.html

    
Percent of U.S. Adults 55 and Over with Chronic Conditions
     https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_policy/adult_chronic_conditions.htm

     FastStats – Statistics by Topic (health and diseases)
    
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/default.htm

 



International statistics  (See also Updated changes in demographics (Click here))

     U.S. Census Bureau 
     http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/

          International Programs Data 
          https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/

         International Programs
        
https://www.census.gov/population/international/

         Health Topics - World Health Organization Health Topics 
            http://www.who.int/health_topics/en/


         Mortality statistics - National Center for Health Statistics 
         http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/dvs/mortdata.htm 
              
    List of resources showing present and passed trends in mortality    
                 http://www.cdc.gov/search.do?action=search&queryText=mortality+trends&x=16&y=12
                         Or search for mortality trends at http://www.cdc.gov/az

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Health and Diseases

        Health, United States, 2016
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/index.htm  -  (for previous years, see (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/previous.htm)

        Health Information for Older Adults – Index page with links to information about age-related health, diseases, mental health, mental functioning, advanced plannning. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/index.htm

        National Center for Health Statistics – Index page to statistics about diseases, health care, health insurance, other health-related topics.
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/index.htm
             See also
      
          Older Persons' Health
                https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/older-american-health.htm
      
          National Center for Health Statistics: Diseases and Conditions
                https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/diseases-and-conditions.htm
      
          Percent of U.S. Adults 55 and Over with Chronic Conditions:
                https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_policy/adult_chronic_conditions.htm

        CDC Newsroom Releases: 2017 News Releases – Center for Disease Control news releases for 2017.
        https://www.cdc.gov/media/archives.htm

        CDC Newsroom Archives: for years before 2017 – Center for Disease Control news releases prior to 2017.
        https://www.cdc.gov/media/archives.htm

        Deaths: Final Data for 2014 : Life expectancy, mortality statistics, causes of death
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_04.pdf

        National Vital Statistics System
        https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/index.htm


            Health and Well-Being - AARP Internet Resources on Aging     Click here 
            NIH Senior Health - http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html
                (Suggested by Patricia Sarmiento)
            Health for Seniors - https://www.usa.gov/health
                (Suggested by Patricia Sarmiento)
            22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging
- http://www.calculators.org/health/aging.php
                (Suggested by Patricia Sarmiento)


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    Nutrition

      
National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging
        http://nutrition.fiu.edu/index.asp
        http://nutritionandaging.org/
        http://nutrition.fiu.edu/index.asp
        http://nutrition.fiu.edu/aging_network/aging_network.asp

        U.S. Department of Agriculture 
        http://www.usda.gov/ 
                Nutrition Index  http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic/index.html 
                Food Guide Pyramid   http://schoolmeals.nal.usda.gov/py/pmap.htm
                Food Guide Pyramid for elders 
                    http://nutrition.tufts.edu/1197972031385/Nutrition-Page-nl2w_1198058402614.html

               Specialized Food Guide Pyramids 
                    http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=3&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1348&level3_id=5732
                    http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=2&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1348
                    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/healthtool-food-pyramid

        Overweight & Obesity
        https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html
              See also
                   Strategies to Prevent Obesity
                  
https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/index.html#HealthyLiving   Births, Mortality, Deaths

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    Diseases

        (Thanks to Laurie Cooper - Librarian - Reference Daily)

        Healthopedia.com    http://www.healthopedia.com/
              
        
Health and Well-Being - AARP Internet Resources on Aging     Click here 
           
        Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center    http://www.alzheimers.org

        American Cancer Society   http://www.cancer.org/  

        American Medical Association 
        http://www.ama-assn.org 
            Specific Conditions 
            http://www.medem.com/MedLB/medlib_entry.cfm?sid=103AF635-C640-11D4-8C0100508BF1C1F1&site_name=Medem    

        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   http://www.cdc.gov/ 

        Health Topics A-Z   http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm  

        Department of Health and human Services   http://www.os.dhhs.gov/ 

        Healthfinder   http://www.healthfinder.gov/  

        Internet
                Search the Internet for information about specific diseases. Use the name of the disease and your favorite search engines. Be cautious about information in sites that offer to sell you any products or services. Also search for national organizations concerned with the disease or condition of interest to you.

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Diverse topics

        National Institute on Aging: Many types of data and information on aging and elders.
        https://www.nia.nih.gov/

        American FactFinder – from the US Census Bureau
        https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
                “American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.”

        National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
        http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/search.jsp
    
        Click on topic or search for your variable:
                   I. Demographic characteristics of older adults

                 II. Social characteristics of older adults
                III. Economic characteristics of older adults
                IV. Psychological characteristics, mental health, and well-being of older adults
                V.  Physical health and functioning of older adults
               VI.  Health care needs, utilization, and financing for older adults

        Aging and Disability in America: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
        https://www.acl.gov/aging-and-disability-in-america
    
        Click on topics
                Overview
      
          Data and Research
                        ACL Data
                        Census Data & Population Estimates
                        Key Indicators of Well-Being
                        Minority Aging
                        NIDILRR Publications and Resources
                        Profile of Older Americans
                        Projected Future Growth

 



Course Development and Resources

      Aging Under the Microscope: A Biological Quest 
      http://www.niapublications.org/pubs/microscope/index.asp  
        This site presents an overview of theories of aging and normal age changes. It includes brief descriptions of current and future research at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels, including use of non-human organisms (e.g., yeast, fruit flies, nematode worms).

        Illustrations of Normal and Pathological Conditions
        http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/webpath.html 
            This site has an extensive collection of photographs of human pathologies from the gross to the electron microscopic levels. Each illustration has a brief useful legend. The site also has tutorials and other pedagogical aids for many diseases including Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, cancers, and diabetes mellitus. Use the extensive index to find many "treasures". The contents of the site can be purchased on a CD-ROM and installed on institutional sites with a site license. Then selected illustrations can be incorporated conveniently into lectures, student activities, and assignments.

        Medical Images Library   ISBN Number: 0-7365-7109-4 New in 2004 
        http://www.films.com/FIlms_Home/item.cfm/1/32064/c_JOJ
            This site offers an extensive and relatively expensive DVD-ROM for sale. The DVD-ROM has more than 12,000 photos and other medical images showing many diseases, treatments, and healthcare practices. It has user-friendly interactivity that allows one to incorporate the images into presentations or to print them.

        The Pathology Atlas—on CD-ROM  ISBN Number: 1-4213-0115-6  New in 2004
        http://www.films.com/Films_Home/Item.cfm/1/7888/ixs
            This site offers a less extensive and less expensive CD-ROM for sale. It has 600 pathology slides and user-friendly interactivity that allows one to incorporate the images into presentations or to print them.

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    Video programs

       Terra Novas Films 
           http://www.terranova.org/  

        Films for the Humanities and Sciences 
           http://www.films.com/
            Use "search the catalog". Search for "aging", for "The Living Body", and for specific topics like "osteoporosis"

        Insight Media Inc.
                2162 Broadway    New York, NY 10024-0621
                800-233-9910    212-799-5309     FAX: 212-721-6316   cs@insight-media.com
        http://www.insight-media.com/public_html/IMHome.htm

        The Retirement Research Foundation  
        http://www.rrf.org/

        Video Caregiving
        http://www.videocaregiving.org/index.php

       Women Make Movies
       http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/titleindex/browse_titles.shtml  Search for topics (e.g., Aging, Elders)

        The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project 
       
 http://librarymedia.org/aging/Age_main.html  
        http://librarymedia.org/health/Health_main.html 

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    Grants

       The Retirement Research Foundation
        http://www.rrf.org/



    College and University sites

       
      University of Chicago - Center on Aging - NORC - “Unraveling the Secrets of Human Longevity”
        http://longevity-science.org/

      UCLA Geronet
      http://www.geronet.ucla.edu/

      Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology - GeroWeb
      http://www.iog.wayne.edu/edlinks.html
  
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    AGHE sites (Association for Gerontology in Higher Education) (
https://www.aghe.org/)

        Teaching and Education
          
Teaching Gerontology
           Teaching Resources
           Gerontology/Geriatrics Education Definitions
        Programs and Program Development

           Consultation Program
           Standards and Guidelines for Gerontology and Geriatrics in Higher Education (Sixth Edition)
           Gerontology Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education
           Online Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics
        Literature
          
AGHExchange
           Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education - Table of Contents
           Books for K-Primary Students
        Jobs and Careers
          
Careers in Aging
           Student Recruitment Resources
           Books for K-Primary Students
           AgeWork – Job Search

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Scientific Literature Searches

      National Library of Medicine - PubMed
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/ 
 



Organizations
       
      AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) 
      http://www.aarp.org/

      Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
      https://www.aghe.org/

      Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
      http://www.geron.org/   



Resources for Students in Gerontology

         AGHE Student Page
          https://www.aghe.org/faculty-students/students

         AgeWork - jobs in aging 
          http://www.agework.com

         Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
         https://www.aghe.org/
              Jobs and Careers
          
Careers in Aging
           Student Recruitment Resources
           Books for K-Primary Students

        Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
        http://www.geron.org/

        Healthcare Career Resource Guide (suggested by Isabel Brannon)
        http://www.jobhero.com/healthcare-career-guide/

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