PreventionAs scientists learn more about the potential cause of certain chronic diseases, they provide insight into how we can take control of our health and prevent some diseases from developing. This is good news for those who have yet to develop diseases such as osteoporosis, type-2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer.
While a lot of prevention recommendations suggest following a well-balanced diet and getting the recommended amount of daily exercise, other preventative measures include regularly schedule check-ups with your health care provider, to catch things like pre-cancerous cells and low bone mass. You have these prevention tools at your fingertips. Use the resources below to learn more about which chronic diseases are preventable and the steps you can take to ensure you stay chronic disease free as long as possible.
Fact SheetThe Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation
February 2013 | Alliance for Aging Research
Related topics: Aging Research Cardiovascular Disease Health Medical Innovation Policy Prevention StrokeAtrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death. It also costs a tremendous amount of money--at least $6.65 billion each year. This latest factsheet from The Silver Book brings the leading data on the burden of the disease and the value of innovation to reduce that burden, all into one place.
Press ReleaseTeleconference explains ways to reduce Medicare costs
Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, professor of Health Policy and Management at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health along with colleague Daniel Perry, president and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research, suggest adopting specific initiatives such as transitional and team-based care, comprehensive medication therapy management, and health coaching to slow the growth in spending and improve quality of care. The team will host a teleconference on Thursday, December 13 from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. to discuss these recommendations.
Feature Article, NewslettersDo We Have to Age the Way We Age? Dan Perry Takes This Question to the TEDMED Stage
Related topics: Aging Research Federal Funding Longevity Medical Innovation Policy Prevention ResearchTEDMED is most known for its annual conference--a medical spin-off from the TED conference where people come to share big ideas and foster new ones. But TEDMED is also a community of people who are all passionate about the future of health and medicine, but in amazingly different ways.