Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Hair Donations: Where Does All the Hair Really Go?

I had long hair until two weeks ago. I had donated my hair once before but the hair salon was collecting the hair for a large contribution and I didn't know where the hair would be going. This time instead of letting the locks pile onto the ground as usual my stylist carefully braided the back of my hair before cutting it. She placed the hair in a bag for me to ship off to the organization of my choosing. This is when the research began. Locks of Love is the most well-known hair … [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of October

It can be challenging to keep up with all of the latest news about health care communications and health policy. Given that the health communication industry is rapidly evolving, there is always something new developing. In an effort to help you stay current on the latest and greatest health care communications news, we've created this highlight of stories from the month of October that we feel are deserving of your attention. Processed meat consumption linked to cancer risk, s… [Read More]

Treats are Tricky for Some: Teal Pumpkins for a Safer Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I feel like everyone I know has heard my rationale that it's "one giant costume party and everyone's invited." However, for the parents of children with restrictive diets, the holiday can be a real nightmare for reasons entirely separate from the monsters. Eight percent of children in the United States have known and reported food allergies, which is about 6 million of the little Darth Vaders and Princess Elsas running around this year. These reactio… [Read More]


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