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Presentation

Bone Health of Americans is in Jeopardy

Author: Dr. Joan Lappe

Date: July 1st, 2008

In an Alliance for Aging Research, National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) joint briefing, Dr. Joan Lappe presented on the human burden of osteoporosis and the need for continued research into prevention and treatment options. Her slides are available here.



Presentation

The Severe Burden of Diabetes on America's Seniors

Author: Dr. William Rowley

Date: May 1st, 2010

In an Alliance for Aging Research and American Diabetes Association joint briefing, Dr. William Rowley from The Institute for Alternative Futures presented on the economic burden of diabetes and the need for continued research into prevention, management and treatment options. His slides are available here.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes





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Pharmaceutical Innovation and Cancer Survival

Author: Frank R. Lichtenberg

Date: October 1st, 2006

At the first of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of innovation, Frank R. Lichtenberg presented The Economic Argument for Medical Innovation. The slides from his presentation are available here.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Cancer



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Oncology and Innovation: The potential and the promise

Author: Len Lichtenfeld, MD, FACP

Date: October 1st, 2006

In the first of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of innovation, Dr. Len Lichtenfeld presented Oncology and Innovation: The Potential and Promise. The presentation slides are available here.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Cancer



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Human Burden of Diabetes and the Importance of Research

Author: Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan

Date: May 1st, 2010

In an Alliance for Aging Research and American Diabetes Association joint briefing, Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan from Emory University in Atlanta presented on the human burden of diabetes and the need for continued research into prevention, management and treatment options. His slides are available here.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes






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The Burden of Diabetes and the Promise of Biomedical Research

Author: Dr. John Anderson

Date: October 1st, 2007

In the last of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of medical innovation, Dr. John Anderson of the American Diabetes Association's National Advocacy Committee, presented on The Burden of Diabetes and the Promise of Biomedical Research. His presentation slides are available here.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes



Presentation

The Societal Burden of Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Jennifer Zeitzer

Date: September 1st, 2007

In the third of four briefings looking at the growing burden of chronic disease and the promise of medical innovation, Jennifer Zeitzer of the Alzheimer's Association presented on The Societal Burden of Alzheimer's Disease. Her presentation slides are available here.



Presentation

The Value of Innovation in Osteoporosis

Author: Rachael Fleurence, PhD

Date: July 1st, 2008

In an Alliance for Aging Research, National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) joint briefing, Rachael Fleurence, PhD, presented on the current economic burden of osteoporosis and the value of innovation in reducing that burden. Her slides are available here.



Volume

The Silver Book: Vision Loss Volume II

Date: April 1st, 2012

More than 38 million Americans age 40 and older are blind, visually impaired, or have an age-related eye disease, and adult vision loss costs our economy more than $51 billion a year. With major advances in vision research bringing new prevention and treatments, it is critical that support for research and incentives for innovation remain a priority.

In order to highlight this important data and encourage conversations and policies that look to investments in innovation rather than short-term cost-cutting and health care rationing, the Alliance for Aging Research has teamed up with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) during their Decade of Vision, to release Volume II of The Silver Book®:Vision Loss. Volume II brings updated data on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma—which along with cataract, are the eye diseases that disproportionately impact older Americans. This new volume also highlights the exciting changes and discoveries in vision research and treatment from the past 5 years.



Volume

The Silver Book: Diabetes

Date: March 1st, 2010

The first volume of The Silver Book was launched in 2006 and has quickly become a trusted resource for health policy practitioners. The Silver Book®: Diabetes is the latest volume in this important collection. Each section in the volume includes charts, statistics, and key findings that together paint a comprehensive picture of the burden of diabetes and the tremendous potential of innovation. Much of the data focuses on the older population.

Related Topics: Silver Book / Diabetes



Fact Sheet

The Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation fact sheet

Date: February 1st, 2013

Atrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death. It also costs a tremendous amount of money--at least $6.65 billion each year. This latest factsheet from The Silver Book brings the leading data on the burden of the disease and the value of innovation to reduce that burden, all into one place.



Fact Sheet

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Factsheet

Date: July 22nd, 2013

Every year more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  Around 99,000 people die from their infection and the cost to U.S. hospitals alone is estimated at $28.4 to $45 billion annually.  These numbers are only going to grow as the rate of infection rises and more and more develop resistance to antibiotics.  This fact sheet paints a comprehensive picture of the growing burden of healthcare-associated infections, and the value of innovation in helping to reduce that burden.




Volume

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination

Date: December 5th, 2013

The Silver Book® provides the latest statistics on the prevalence of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect seniors such as pneumonia, influenza (“flu”), and herpes zoster (“shingles”). Seniors are more susceptible to developing a significant illness from these common infectious diseases, which too often lead to hospitalization, severe complications, and death. In fact, the death rate from pneumonia and influenza combined is close to 130 times higher in people age 85 and older, compared to people ages 45 to 54. This increased risk due to age is even higher than that seen in heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other leading causes of death.





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