June 4, 2018

The Silver Book: Valve Disease

As many as 11.6 million Americans in the U.S. have heart valve disease (HVD), and more than 1 in 10…
June 1, 2015

The Silver Book: Cancer

All the stats on cancer in one place. Visit www.silverbook.org for more information.
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.
February 1, 2013

The Silver Book: Persistent Pain

Around 100 million Americans live with persistent pain–more than are affected by diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined. This latest…
April 1, 2012

The Silver Book: Vision Loss Volume II

More than 38 million Americans age 40 and older are blind, visually impaired, or have an age-related eye disease, and…
March 11, 2011

The Silver Book: Thrombosis

Each year around 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with AFib, 900,000 experience a VTE event, adn 800,000 have a stroke.  Some…
March 1, 2010

The Silver Book: Diabetes

The first volume of The Silver Book was launched in 2006 and has quickly become a trusted resource for health policy practitioners. The…
November 3, 2009

The Silver Book: Neurological Diseases

As many as 5.1 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease–the 6th leading cause of death, and as many as…