Date: December 8th, 2015
National Geographic Channel Special on Aging
On November 29 the National Geographic Channel debuted an important special, "The Age of Aging." Directed by Ron Howard, it highlighted the pioneering research dedicated to extending our healthy years of life, or healthspan. Also check out this Q & A with Dr. Steven N. Austad, one of the experts who appeared in the special.
Antibiotic Resistance and HAIs
The Alliance’s president and CEO Sue Peschin, MHS, published a blog post about the increasing danger of healthcare-associated infections to older adults. She also gave an interview with Newsmax about antibiotic overuse and the flu season. Overall, the Alliance offered several posts on antibiotics as part of Get Smart about Antibiotics Week in November.
Participate in an Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial
Are you interested in making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but don’t know what you can do? You can participate in an Alzheimer’s clinical trial! Learn more.
Article Lays Out Case for Extension of Healthspan Research
An article published in The Journals of Gerontology explores the topic of healthspan research in-depth, presenting an excellent and compelling overview of the biomedical approaches and action items that its authors believe represent the best opportunity for extension of healthspan. Read more here.