Alliance Releases The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy

Date: August 4th, 2016

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a very devastating complication of diabetes that leads to irreversible vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of vision loss and could impact nearly 191 million people worldwide by 2030.  Vision loss from DR can be avoided with proper management and treatment, and risk is more common in people who have poorly controlled diabetes. Nearly half of all people with diabetes aren’t getting regular eye exams and are diagnosed too late for effective treatment.  The Alliance recently

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Statistics on Chronic Diseases of Aging at Your Fingertips

Date: December 5th, 2015

Earlier this year the Alliance launched a new version of the highly-respected Silver Book® website that offers users convenient access to a comprehensive library of stats, facts, and infographics on diseases and conditions of older age. This includes diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis, thrombosis, persistent pain, healthcare-associated infections, infectious diseases, and vision loss.  Another condition, diabetic retinopathy, will be added in early 2016. The Alliance’s Vice President of Health Programs Lindsay Clarke notes, “Our primary

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More Than Just a Statistic

Date: August 4th, 2015

One in three U.S. women will get cancer in her lifetime. Beverlye Hyman Fead was one of those women. One in 25 people living in the U.S. is a cancer survivor. Beverlye is also a survivor.    In fact you can look at Beverlye’s cancer journey and identify stats that create a scrapbook of sorts that details her path from her diagnosis to today. Of course, Beverlye isn’t just a statistic; she has personal story to tell. But more on that a bit later. Statistics have a profound

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Are Longer Lives a Good Thing?

Date: November 25th, 2014

Alliance founder Dan Perry joined the dean of the Mailman School of Public Health Linda P. Fried at a town hall event on October 22 at Columbia University in New York City to address the topic of "The New Age of Aging: Are Longer Lives a Good Thing?" Moderated by journalist and filmmaker Perri Peltz, Perry and Fried discussed the effects of aging on society, how it is perceived today, and its future. They also took questions from the live audience as well as those who were watching online via Livestream.     The talk

Turning the Lights on Superbugs

Date: November 24th, 2014

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are deadly. Some estimate that these infections kill up to 70,000 people each year. They are also expensive. HAIs cost the U.S. healthcare system as much as $33 billion annually. Earlier this fall, with support from Cubist, the Alliance for Aging Research brought together an amazing group of leaders from the fields of aging, infectious disease, health care and government to discuss the disproportionate impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on older adults and the need for an improved

Infection: On the Rise in America's Seniors

Date: October 10th, 2013

Since the discovery of antibiotics, the leading causes of death in the United States have shifted from infectious diseases to chronic, non-contagious diseases. Unfortunately, because of low rates of adult vaccination and the increase of resistance to antibiotics, infectious diseases and fatal infections are on the rise in America’s older population. Despite their tremendous potential for prevention, vaccination rates in seniors fall far short of targets set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In 2010: Only 62.3% of adults age 65

New Silver Book Website: Now Easier to Access the Latest Facts on Chronic Disease

Date: July 1st, 2013

The Alliance for Aging Research is excited to announce the launch of the newly re-designed, which brings 1,000s of facts and statistics from more than 600 sources, into one easy-to-use website. The new site continues to offer free access to the same unique database that features the latest information on the burden of chronic disease and the value of innovation in reducing that burden; but now with advanced search features, better navigability, and a more modern design. Medical Research: The

Silver Scholars: Valuing Active Aging

Date: July 1st, 2011

We make decisions using economics every day. Deciding whether or not to spend money on something we usually find ourselves weighing the benefits against the costs. Should I buy an iPhone so I can check my e-mail on the train, or get the free phone and check when I get home? Should I buy the more expensive house that’s closer to work, or the one in a more affordable neighborhood with a longer commute? Should I hire someone to paint

Managing Diabetes: Innovative New Breakthroughs on the Horizon

Date: July 1st, 2010

Diabetes in the U.S. is continuing to rise at an alarming rate, fueled in large part by the obesity epidemic and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and poor diets. Every year, more than 1.6 million Americans develop diabetes—joining the ranks of the more than 28 million Americans who already have the disease. iving with diabetes means constantly facing an increased risk of many serious complications, which are often hard to reverse once they develop. Diabetics often have to deal with heart disease,

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