Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

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]

‘Tis the Season to Take Care of Your Health

The major holidays fall during the cold months of the year. We get shorter days. It is cold. There is less daylight. Some people may experience tiredness, sadness, or seasonal affective disorder. Others love the winter and cannot get enough of it. Regardless of whether we can't wait for spring or we're snow lovers, many people experience a certain level of stress as we physically and mentally adjust to the changing weather and as we prepare for and celebrate the holidays. The stress… [Read More]

Winter: What is it Good For? Absolutely … Something

Hi, my name is Corinna and I am a Floridian. This is where you would say "Hi, Corinna!" back, and I would dive into my soliloquy of how I hit rock bottom, which is what you might call "winter." I moved to Maryland last year, and I've gotten used to putting Old Bay on my French fries and knowing that you will forever be defined by your allegiance to the Ravens or Redskins. However, what I haven't figured out yet is how everyone here and across the rest of the country just accepts the f… [Read More]


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