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

Data on Chronic Disease Helps Inform the Debate

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: July 11th, 2008

While Senators Obama and McCain agree on few things when it comes to overhauling the American health care system, both have acknowledged the importance of a plan that addresses chronic disease—the primary driver of health care costs. 


Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

With the presidential election looming and the state of our economy in question, it’s not surprising that health care spending continues to be a hot topic.


October 13, World Thrombosis Day

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 13th, 2015

Today we join with a host of other organizations in recognition of World Thrombosis Day to focus on thrombosis, an often overlooked disease.


Noted Speaker and Author Beverlye Hyman Fead Shares Her Cancer Story

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 10th, 2015

Beverlye Hyman Fead is a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and producer. She also happens to be a cancer survivor.


A Cancer Survivor's Story

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 5th, 2015

We share a story of a cancer survivor, Barbara Buck. 


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. 


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).


Facts on the Value of Vaccinations

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: February 20th, 2015

As we continue through what has been a historically tough flu season, especially for older adults, we wanted to share some facts on the benefits of vaccinations.


Release of The Silver Book: Vision Loss Volume II

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 12th, 2012

Last Wednesday the Alliance for Aging Research released the 7th volume of The Silver Book series. This latest volume focuses on vision loss and was released in partnership with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) during their Decade of Vision: 2010-2020


Nissan's Design Strategy Emphasizes an Aging Population

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: November 17th, 2008

Automaker Nissan has created a suit that simulates the affects of aging. This suit, worn by auto designers, mimics a bulging stomach, slow reflexes, physical weakness, and even vision problems. The designers’ goal is to make vehicles that are very friendly and drivable for an ever growing aging population thanks to the baby boom generation.


Is Diabetes Threatening our Economy

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: April 14th, 2008

A recent report from the American Diabetes Association confirmed that in addition to being a major public health threat, the increasing cost of diabetes is threatening the health of our economy.


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.


Linda Fried and Dan Perry Explore Aging in Society at Town Hall Interview

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 24th, 2014

Dr. Linda P. Fried and Alliance Founder Dan Perry participated in a town hall event on October 22 before a packed room at Columbia University in New York City. 


HROTW: Infographic on Cancer's Impact

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 29th, 2016

Our Health Resource of the Week is an infographic on cancer's impact and the value of innovation and treatment.


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.


The Global Challenge of Diabetic Retinopathy Illustrated

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 20th, 2016

This infographic from the new Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy factsheet gives an overview of the global impact of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness worldwide.


HROTW: The Silver Book®, Diabetes

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 24th, 2015

Since November is National Diabetes Month, we have chosen The Silver Book®, Diabetes, as our Health Resource of the Week.


HROTW: The Silver Book®: Vision Loss, Volume II

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 8th, 2015

Our HROTW is the The Silver Book®: Vision Loss, Volume II.


Controlling Blood Sugar Could Slow Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy, Says NIH Study

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 13th, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced encouraging news about diabetic retinopathy, a serious and irreversible complication of diabetes.


The Shingles Vaccine: Should I Get It?

Author: Michael Engler

Date: December 1st, 2015

Welcome to the next installment in our series on the importance of vaccinations. Last time we talked about immunosenescence, which refers to the weakening of the immune system that occurs when humans age, and influenza. This time we'll take a look at another disease: shingles.


HROTW: Learn More about Vaccinations

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 27th, 2015

Our Health Resource of the Week focuses on some of the ways you can learn about why vaccinations keep us safe, no matter what our age.  


HROTW: Vaccination Stats

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 5th, 2015

With our Health Resource of the Week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse into both the human and economic value vaccines offer to society.

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