The NIA leads the federal effort supporting and conducting research
on aging and the medical, social and behavioral issues of older
people. For information on research and aging, go to www.nia.nih.gov.
Publications on research and on a variety of topics of interest
on health and aging can be viewed and ordered by visiting the NIA
website or can be ordered by calling toll-free 1-800-222-2225.
NIA?s Age Page on sexuality in later life is available
ORWH, OAR and OBSSR are components of the NIH Office of the Director,
the central office responsible for setting policy for NIH. This
involves planning, managing and coordinating the programs and activities
of all NIH components. These program offices also are responsible
for stimulating specific areas of research throughout NIH. Additional
information is available at www.nih.gov/icd/od.
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.