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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.
October 7, 2015

Talking about Your Medicines

Today we want to talk about your medicines, as October serves as Talk about Your Medicines Month. 
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.
January 15, 2015

Alliance Takes Part in Hill Briefing on Medicare Advantage

Yesterday the Alliance had the privilege of participating in a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) on the value of Medicare Advantage.
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.