Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Clearing the Air on Vaporizers

E-cigarettes and electronic vaporizers have somehow transformed from those weird sci-fi looking sticks Jenny McCarthy pushes, to a more normalized occurrence in day-to-day lives. If you haven't run into them, electronic vaporizers use a battery-powered heating device to create vapor for inhalation. An e-cigarette is a type of vaporizer that atomizes a liquid solution commonly made of propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings. They've become popular among people who want t… [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of the Summer

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 months of July and August that we feel are deserving of your attention. More than 4,000 people from 72 countries met… [Read More]

Electronic Medical Records: They’re Not Just for Doctors!

When you think of medical records, you probably think of file folders at your doctor's office filled with his or her chicken-scratch handwriting--documents that are highly unlikely to be useful or relevant to you as a patient. A few years ago, you'd be right. Now, with the advent of electronic records, all that is slowly changing and we as patients have a lot to be excited about. With the increased prevalence of digital data storage and Internet access, many health care practices ar… [Read More]


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