Category: Infectious Disease

January 2, 2019

Sepsis in Older Americans: Saving Lives through early Detection

Every year more than one million Americans develop sepsis—a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection.
December 4, 2017

Preventing the Flu: A Q & A with Dr. William Schaffner

It’s flu season! To kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) and to help you learn more about how to prevent the flu, we talk with William Schaffner, M.D., medical director at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for his expert insights. 
October 26, 2017

Here Are the Facts about Vaccines

Vaccines are a stunning scientific achievement. Yet, amazingly, some people refuse to get themselves and their children vaccinated. Here, we tell the truth about vaccines.
October 16, 2017

New Campaign Offers ‘Wellness Wisdom’ about Vaccines for Medicare Open Enrollment

To promote the importance of vaccination among older adults, the Alliance for Aging Research in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) has launched the Our Best Shot awareness campaign.
February 7, 2017

Letter to President Trump on Vaccine Safety

The Alliance for Aging Research joined more than 350 organizations in this letter to President Donald Trump in support of the safety of vaccines.
January 19, 2017

Alliance and 90+ Organizations Urge Senate Committee Chairs to Safeguard U.S. Vaccine Policy during Price Confirmation Process

The Alliance has joined with more than 90 national organizations in urging the Senate to ensure Secretary of HHS nominee Tom Price, M.D., is committed to protecting U.S. citizens from vaccine preventable diseases.
October 20, 2016

Highlighting Infection Prevention to Keep You Healthy

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) ends this Saturday, October 22! The week is an annual “awareness campaign to stimulate interest in and highlight the importance of infection prevention.” The Alliance is committed to highlighting the importance of IIPW through educational materials that raise awareness about infectious disease, HAIs, and the importance of vaccinations.
September 27, 2016

7th International Workshop on Aging & HIV

The International Workshop on HIV & Aging remains the only platform in the world for international exchange and dialogue with a cross-disciplinary team of experts involved in HIV and aging research. The meeting gathers a steady international community of researchers and healthcare professionals attributing to the workshop’s credibility within the field. The compact size of the meeting stimulates interaction, and encourages collaboration, which is considered one of the most effective elements of this program. After participating in this activity, participants will: • Identify age-related clinical complications found in the aging HIV-infected patient • Integrate the latest scientific research into daily clinical care to improve the quality of life of these patients • Identify the future challenges faced by this expanding population of elderly HIV infected patients The meeting will have a two day program consisting of invited lectures, abstract-driven scientific presentations and poster sessions where the latest developments will be reviewed and evaluated in order to identify important topics for future research, develop better approaches to treatment, and create a strategic agenda for future management problems associated with HIV and aging. For more information, please go here.
September 23, 2016

#OurBestShot Twitter Chat

On September 22, the Alliance for Aging Research and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) hosted a Twitter Chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults. 
September 15, 2016

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Workshop Promotional Poster

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The "soup-to-nuts" kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated.  This poster is designed for community health leaders to use in spreading the word about upcoming workshops.