Category: Alliance Initiatives (Page 3)

May 9, 2014

Help the Alliance Celebrate Moms Everywhere

At the Alliance, we are celebrating Mother's Day and everything they do.
December 5, 2013

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination

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.
November 7, 2013

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination Fact Sheet

This fact sheet shines a spotlight on the value of vaccination in reducing the burden of infectious diseases and outlines…
July 22, 2013

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Fact Sheet

Every year more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  Around 99,000 people die from their infection and…
February 20, 2013

The Silver Book: Persistent Pain Hill Briefing

Join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association, American Chronic Pain Association, and the U.S. Pain Foundation, as they discuss the latest volume of the Alliance's Silver Book®, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of persistent pain and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens.
February 1, 2013

The Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet

Atrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death.
August 8, 2012

How Close Are We To Preventing the Diseases of Aging

This summer the President & CEO here at the Alliance for Aging Research, Dan Perry, was asked to participate in the annual melding of the foremost medical minds known as TEDMED. At the meeting, Dan gave a fantastic 13 minute talk that really summed up how “tantalizingly close” researchers are to that “fountain of youth."  
July 1, 2012

Assessing Stroke and Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation – Consensus Statement

This expert consensus statement makes important recommendations on the use of stroke and bleeding risk tools, the decision to anticoagulate,…
April 25, 2011

MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award Recepients Announced

Economists Receive $75,000 for Work in Aging, Health Care, and Economics
January 1, 2011

AFib Optimal Treatment Expert Roundtable–Effectively Assessing Stroke and Bleeding Risk in Anticoagulation Decision-Making (Briefing Book)

This roundtable explored the risk assessment tools and their limitations, discussed how the tools should be updated to overcome those…