Category: Silver Book (Page 4)

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.
December 4, 2013

Under-Vaccination of Seniors Leads to Significant Morality and Disability

New Silver Book® highlights the value of innovation in reducing the burden of infectious diseases.
December 4, 2013

Adult Vaccination Policy And Barriers

Dr.  Jeffrey Duchin of the University of Washington, presented at the launch of The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through…
December 4, 2013

The Patient Perspective: Infectious Diseases Among Seniors

Dr. Pretti Malani of the University of Michigan Medical School, presented at the launch of The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases…
December 4, 2013

The Burden of Infectious Diseases Among Seniors

Dr. Keipp Talbot of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, presented at the launch of The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention…
December 4, 2013

The Silver Book: Vaccines – Hill Release Event

Join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, as we discuss the latest volume of the Alliance's Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of infectious diseases, and explores the value of vaccines in reducing these burdens.  
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…
November 7, 2013

The Silver Book: Vaccination – Fact Sheet Release Call

Join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, as we introduce our latest fact sheet in the Silver Book series.
July 22, 2013

Healthcare-Associated Infections,and Resistance to the Drugs that Treat Them, Are a Growing Threat to Seniors

The Alliance for Aging Research released a new fact sheet in its Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation series. 
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…