Blog

The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.

Antibiotic Resistance (And Why You Should Be Concerned)

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 19th, 2015

You might be wondering what all of the attention is about or maybe even why we need to be aware about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. After all, aren't antibiotics supposed to keep us safe from all manner of infectious disease? Read on to learn more.


Expert Jason Karlawish on Alzheimer's Disease, Bioethics, and the Future of Medicine

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 18th, 2015

This is the first in our occasional series of stories about experts who research aging and the chronic diseases of later life.  For our debut entry, we introduce you to Jason Karlawish, M.D.


Two New Clinical Studies Request Volunteers

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 3rd, 2015

We are sharing the following information about two new clinical studies.


Alliance Launches The Silver Book®: Cancer with Capitol Hill Briefing

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 21st, 2015

Today the Alliance debuted its 10th volume in its Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation series. 


AIM Coalition Presents at Sarcopenia Conference

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 23rd, 2015

The Alliance's Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition conducted a symposium today at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) in Boston, Mass.


New Educational Videos on Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 26th, 2015

As part of our recently launched Living with Atrial Fibrillation campaign, we have two educational short videos available that we encourage you to both watch and share.


CDC Releases Alarming Study on Rise in Deadly C. Difficile Infections

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 26th, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a sobering report in The New England Journal of Medicine about Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).


Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 22nd, 2014

Type: Blog

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults. 


NIH Director Collins Gives Insights on Latest in Medical Research on Charlie Rose Show

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 9th, 2015

Francis Collins, Ph.D., M.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health, appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS to discuss the state of medical research in the United States.


Upcoming Online Chat Focused on Heart Valve Disease

Author: Kait Reinert

Date: August 17th, 2015

Type: Blog

Cleveland Clinic, a leader in cardiac research, education and health information, will be hosting an Online Health Chat on Heart Valve Disease and Treatments this Tuesday, August 18 at noon ET.


The Impact of Cancer (and Value of Research) in Three Infographics

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 28th, 2015

We share three infographics from a factsheet on the human and economic burdens of cancer as well as the value of research.


Pocket Film Gives Intro to Sepsis in Older Adults

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 27th, 2015

 The Alliance offers a short "pocket film" on how to recognize the signs of sepsis and how you can take action.


Learn More about AFib during American Heart Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 6th, 2015

This February we launched an educational effort on atrial fibrillation. 


Check Out Our New Health Information Page

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 4th, 2016

The Alliance has an new updated page with convenient access to information and resources about age-related conditions, diseases, and issues that impact the health of older Americans.


HROTW: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 8th, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week features a video: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation.


McKnight's Features Guest Column about HAIs by Alliance's Peschin

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 12th, 2016

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, wrote a guest column for McKnight's Long-Term Care News about how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could better improve prevention of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. 

 


HROTW: Test Your Knowledge of Venous Thromboembolism

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 22nd, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week is a quiz to test your knowledge of venous thromboembolism.  


Today Is World Cancer Day

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 4th, 2016

World Cancer Day reminds us that, while cancer is terrible, there's hope for a cure in research.


March Is DVT Awareness Month

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 15th, 2016

March is National Deep Vein Thrombosis Month. Learn more about DVT with these resources.


HROTW: Valve Disease Quiz

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 9th, 2015

We feature a resource to test your knowledge about heart valve disease. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with valve disease each year. 


This Infographic Highlights Public Awareness of Heart Valve Disease

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: August 31st, 2016

The Alliance for Aging Research released the results of new public opinion surveys about heart valve disease (HVD) today. To help illustrate some of the findings from the survey, we have created an infographic.


Highlighting Grandparents Day and the Importance of Vaccines

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: September 9th, 2016

This Sunday is Grandparents Day and it's a time to reflect on how much influence grandparents have on the lives of those close to them. One of the ways older adults can positively influence their loved ones is by informing them of the importance of vaccines. Join us for a Twitter chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults on September 22 at 1 p.m. EST.


Today We Recognize World Immunization Day

Author: Michael Engler

Date: November 10th, 2015

Immunizations are extremely important for preventing disease across the globe.


Four Facts about Infection and Its Prevention

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 21st, 2015

Here are some things about infection and its prevention that you should know.


Capitol Hill Briefing Intros New White Paper on Vaccinations in Older Adults

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 29th, 2015

Today we released our new white paper: Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults.


This Week We’re Raising Awareness about Malnutrition

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: September 28th, 2016

This week is Malnutrition Awareness Week™. Malnutrition is an under-recognized problem in the United States, especially among older adults. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition.


Take a Closer Look at AMD for World Sight Day

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: October 13th, 2016

Today is World Sight Day – a day to bring attention to blindness, eye diseases, and vision impairment! To raise awareness of AMD, the Alliance has partnered with BrightFocus Foundation to launch an educational campaign, called “Take a Closer Look at AMD.” The campaign highlights the importance of regular eye exams, the symptoms of AMD, treatment options, and ways you can protect your sight.


Learn More About World Diabetes Day

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: November 14th, 2016

Today is World Diabetes Day! Learn how the Alliance is promoting awareness of the condition. 


AIM Coalition's Webinar on ICD-10 for Sarcopenia Now Available

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: January 26th, 2017

The Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition recently hosted a webinar about the ICD-10 code for sarcopenia, titled "An ICD-10 Code for Sarcopenia: Implications for Diagnosis and Clinical Practice." An archived video of the webinar is now available. 


New Pocket Film to Encourage Clinical Trial Participation

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: May 4th, 2017

We’re excited to announce that we have a new film that highlights the importance of clinical trials and why people should participate in them!


HROTW: Living with VTE and Preventing Deadly Blood Clots

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: July 7th, 2017

This week, we're highlighting the risk factors and treatment options for venous thromboembolism (VTE). 


Alliance Garners Prestigious Webby, Telly Awards

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 11th, 2017

The Alliance is thrilled to announce that its pocket film Safe Medication Disposal has received 2017 Telly and Webby Awards. The Alliance also received a 2017 Telly Award for its short film that tells the story of AFib-stroke survivor Sharon Munson and her husband, Randall.


March Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month!

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: March 2nd, 2017

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month! Learn how we're raising awareness of the condition

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