Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Giving Back: How a Few Hands Can Help Many People

The Ketchum Social Responsibility (KSR) initiative demonstrates the company's commitment to community service and social responsibility. MMG, as a Ketchum affiliate company, participates in activities throughout the year. Just last week, a group of MMG employees put their hands and hearts together to help a local shelter for homeless individuals. Our otherwise solemn conference room filled up with chatter as we assembled meals for the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MC… [Read More]

Pumpkin Spice: Not So #Basic in Sugar

With the new school year kicking off and temperatures cooling down, it's evident that fall is just around the corner. However, according to my social networks there is one key event that signals this seasonal change: the return of the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte; you can follow it on Twitter). For the next several months, every form of mass-marketed food or beverage you consume (or that your dog does--thanks, Trader Joe's) likely is sporting a festive pumpkin spice version. In reality th… [Read More]

Making Connections: The Heart of Health Communication

Receiving a medical diagnosis can be a nerve-wracking time of uncertainty and fear. Emotions can range from ecstatic about finally being able to put a name to what ails you, to despair over a disease or condition that may be life threatening. For many people that initial conversation with a health care professional about a new diagnosis sounds like the buzz of white noise. All of these emotions cloud judgement and make it difficult to even hear what is being said, let alone understand… [Read More]


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