Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Wear Red Campaign Continues to Make Strides Against Heart Disease in Women

It was exactly 5 years ago today that I was offered my job at MMG. Although remembering such dates is my party trick, there's a really important reason I remember this date. I was offered this job and an opportunity to work on the Smokefree Women campaign on Feb. 5, 2010, which just so happened to be National Wear Red Day that year. I was, indeed, wearing red that day. And here we are, 5 years later, and I am still wearing red and still just as passionate about the cause. To bring yo… [Read More]

Are Tablet Apps Revolutionizing Augmentative and Alternative Communication?

I have found myself surrounded by a community that I never thought I would cross paths with more than once in my life. It started with me attending a university with one of the strongest health care education programs in the nation for business marketing. Then, my first free-lance job out of college was at a wonderful company called TapSpeak. Now, I'm coming up on my one and a half year mark with both MMG, Inc. and my current beau. All four have one common thread; they have all taught m… [Read More]

How Smart Phones are Affecting the Way We Touch and Feel Touch

I recently wrote about how our love for gadgets and technology affects our posture. This time, let's take a look at how touch screen items alter our perception of touch and ultimately mold our brains. Many people cannot imagine life without a smart phone or other handheld device. We use them for extended periods every day in both our personal lives and for our jobs. I certainly find them extremely helpful in staying organized and keeping in touch with my family and friends. Gadgets … [Read More]


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