Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

To Get the Flu Shot or Not: Make Sure Your Choice is an Educated One

You may have missed it among all the festivities surrounding the holidays, but we've got ourselves a flu epidemic. Late last month, as many of us were preparing to ring in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that this year's flu season has crossed the threshold into epidemic territory. As of December 31, 15 children in the United States had died from the flu, and the number of states reporting high rates of the flu nearly doubled in the last week of … [Read More]

Don’t Let High Altitude Sickness Ruin the View of Your Next Trip

Last month, I took a trip to Machu Picchu, and as soon as we got out of the airplane, my husband and I immediately experienced altitude sickness, known as soroche in Peru. We were aware that this can occur at heights of 8,000 feet (2,500 m) above sea level, but were not ready for the symptoms. We began to feel swollen, without breath, accelerated heartbeat, dizzy, and more. Although the symptoms may vary from person to person, there are several common symptoms associated with altitud… [Read More]

How the Medical Community Can Help Increase Clinical Trial Participation Among Hispanics

Recently, a spotlight has been put on increasing participation in clinical trials for all minorities, particularly the Hispanic population. Reaching the fastest growing minority group in the United States has been a struggle over the past decade. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently 53 million Hispanics living in the United States, and that number is expected to grow to 128 million by 2060. Despite accounting for 16 percent of the population, Hispanics only make up … [Read More]


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