Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Redefining Barriers to Minority Participation in Clinical Trials

April is Minority Health Month, a month-long effort to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. In this series, titled "Recognizing Unseen Opportunities: Increasing Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic and Racial Minority Populations in U.S. Clinical Trials," the Healthyist explores barriers to minority participation in clinical trials and discusses the importance of addressing the issue. As the ethnic and racial diversity of the U… [Read More]

Responsibility for Good Doctor-Patient Communication Lies with Both Doctors and Patients

In a world where people are habitually trying to fit more responsibility into the same amount of hours--hours during which they are constantly connected to the world through mobile devices and other forms of technology--multitasking and disengagement in the present are becoming more of a new social norm. But what if this is the case when individuals are visiting their doctors? Are you engaged? As we know, communication is a two way street. How many times have you found yourself si… [Read More]

Raising Awareness of IBS Starts with a Change in Attitude

Irritable Bowel Syndrome--sounds kind of gross, doesn't it? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a taboo subject for that very reason. Many people have heard the term, but do not know what the condition entails and therefore just focus on the word "bowel," think it's yucky, and move on (I know I am guilty of that one). IBS is expected to occur in one out of every seven Americans, but most go undiagnosed. This is presumed for a variety of reasons, but a predominant cause is a lack of knowle… [Read More]


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