Updates (Page 9)

February 9, 2017

Spread the Love This February

Spread the love this February with the gift of heart health for you and your loved ones. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month and National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.
February 8, 2017

Former Congressman Gingrey: Stronger National Awareness about Heart Valve Disease Needed

More Americans need to know about the effects of heart valve disease.That was the message of an op-ed written by former U.S. Congressman Philip Gingrey, M.D that appeared on The Hill’s website.
February 2, 2017

Patient Perspectives on Sarcopenia Sought by the FDA

If you or a loved one has sarcopenia or if you want to understand more about how sarcopenia could impact you, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to hear from you.
January 26, 2017

AIM Coalition’s Webinar on ICD-10 for Sarcopenia Now Available

The Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition recently hosted a webinar about the ICD-10 code for sarcopenia, titled "An ICD-10 Code for Sarcopenia: Implications for Diagnosis and Clinical Practice." An archived video of the webinar is now available. 
January 13, 2017

Medication Safety Film Highlights Safe Acetaminophen Usage

Millions of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications for relief of minor aches and pains. One of the most commonly used types of OTC medications is acetaminophen. While acetaminophen is used quite often, it still carries risks. The Alliance has a collection of "pocket films" that offer you tips on safe usage of acetaminophen.
January 12, 2017

Webinar on an ICD-10 Code for Sarcopenia/January 24

In 2016, the Aging in Motion Coalition’s (AIM) proposal to establish an ICD-10-CM code for sarcopenia was accepted by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention. To provide additional insight into the process and its importance, AIM will be hosting a one-hour webinar on January 24, 2017.
January 9, 2017

Infographic Highlights Severity of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects as many as 11 million older Americans. To illustrate the severity of the disease, we have created an infographic.
January 6, 2017

Op-Ed Notes Risk of AFib-Related Strokes Among African-Americans

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin penned an op-ed with the Association of Black Cardiologist's Cassandra A. McCullough on the importance of stroke prevention among African-Americans.
January 3, 2017

Alliance Issues Statement on the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017

The Alliance has issued the following statement from President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, regarding the introduction of the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017
January 3, 2017

Wall Street Journal Features Ad Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke

We are very excited to have an ad in today’s DC-area Wall Street Journal, where we can help spread the word about our Celebrating A Year Without A Stroke campaign!