Category: Infectious Disease (Page 3)

January 12, 2016

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

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.   
December 10, 2015

Flu Season Is Here!

While we can't stop flu season, we can fight back.
December 7, 2015

S-FAR CARB Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a U.S. Stakeholders Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) letter in support of National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB). 
December 1, 2015

The Shingles Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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.
November 19, 2015

Antibiotic Resistance (And Why You Should Be Concerned)

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.
November 16, 2015

A Turn for the Worse

As we kick off Get Smart about Antibiotics Week, some thoughts from our President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS. 
November 10, 2015

Today We Recognize World Immunization Day

Immunizations are extremely important for preventing disease across the globe.
October 23, 2015

HROTW: Infographic on Healthcare-Associated Infections

For our Health Resource of the Week, we offer an infographic on the impact of healthcare-associated infections.
October 21, 2015

Four Facts about Infection and Its Prevention

Here are some things about infection and its prevention that you should know.
October 19, 2015

Of Immunosenescence and Influenza: What You Need to Know

Learn more about influenza and the benefits of the flu vaccine for older adults.