Posts connected to "Infectious Diseases"

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 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 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 9, 2016

Highlighting Grandparents Day and the Importance of Vaccines

This Sunday is Grandparents Day and it's a time to reflect on how much influence grandparents have on the lives of those close to them. One of the ways older adults can positively influence their loved ones is by informing them of the importance of vaccines. Join us for a Twitter chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults on September 22 at 1 p.m. EST.
August 11, 2016

10 Things to Know about Vaccines

The Alliance has just launched a new "pocket film" called Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults.  To help you learn more about this issue, here are 10 things to know about vaccines and older adults.  
August 1, 2016

The Alliance Launches New Video on Vaccine Awareness for Older Adults

To kick off National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), the Alliance has released a new “pocket film” called Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines in Older Adults. During the month of August, the Alliance will help spread immunization awareness on social media using the hashtags #OurBestShot and #NIAM16. We encourage you to participate by sharing this vital information across your own social media platforms.
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 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.
September 13, 2015

On This Grandparents Day Encourage Vaccination among the Older Adults in Your Life

Today is Grandparents Day, an opportunity for families to make a special effort to appreciate their grandparents.
August 27, 2015

HROTW: Learn More about Vaccinations

Our Health Resource of the Week focuses on some of the ways you can learn about why vaccinations keep us safe, no matter what our age.  
August 5, 2015

HROTW: Vaccination Stats

With our Health Resource of the Week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse into both the human and economic value vaccines offer to society.
July 29, 2015

Capitol Hill Briefing Intros New White Paper on Vaccinations in Older Adults

Today we released our new white paper: Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults.
June 2, 2015

Alliance Joins White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Today the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship was held in Washington, D.C., to “bring together key human and animal health stakeholders who are eager to take positive action to improve antibiotic use and prescribing in the U.S.” 
February 26, 2015

CDC Releases Alarming Study on Rise in Deadly C. Difficile Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a sobering report in The New England Journal of Medicine about Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).
February 20, 2015

Facts on the Value of Vaccinations

As we continue through what has been a historically tough flu season, especially for older adults, we wanted to share some facts on the benefits of vaccinations.
September 26, 2014

Superbugs and Seniors

The Alliance for Aging Research was fortunate enough to host an amazing group of leaders from the fields of aging, infectious disease, health care and government to discuss the disproportionate impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on older adults.