Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

First Ever Clinical Trials Awareness Week Sheds Light on Importance of Clinical Trial Participation

That pill you took to ease your headache this morning, the asthma inhaler you made sure your child had with him before he went off to school, and the blood pressure medication you picked up for your mother at the drug store all have one very important thing in common. None would be available, or even possible, if it wasn't for clinical trials. Every medication available to the public today has been carefully tested through several phases of clinical research, and each of those trials… [Read More]

Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories in April

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 April that we feel are deserving of your attention. Survey finds parent and teens alike are in denial abo… [Read More]

Running is About More Than the Race

"Everyone is an athlete.  The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not." - George Sheehan When I am discussing a past or upcoming road race or triathlon, I often hear people say, "I am not a runner." But does that mean one is unable to run, that they don't enjoy running, or that they perceive themselves to be too slow to be a "runner." The "I am not a runner" response always conjures this quote for me: "a 12-minute mile is just as far as a 6-minute mi… [Read More]


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