Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Sharing Innovations to Advance Public Health

I've gone to the American Public Health Association's annual meeting for the past two years, and I always find that I learn plenty of new things. This year, the scenario was a little different, because I spent upwards of two hours presenting posters for myself and my lovely partner in crime, Alle Nemec. And during those two hours, I came to realize two big things:   1. What we do at MMG, specifically as part of NCI's Smokefree project, is innovative and worth sharing. 2. … [Read More]

Alcohol Use Disorders: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us

"Well, your blood pressure checks out. Your BMI is within a healthy range. Your lab work came back normal. Vision's good. Breathing's fine. You seem to be in great shape. Since you don't have any questions, have a great day, and I'll see you again next year." These are wonderful things to hear after an annual physical exam. Having no questions and in light of your doctor's lack of concern, you can walk away feeling healthy and fortunate.   But what about those illnesses that c… [Read More]

Great American Smokeout Marks 38th Year of Smokers Kicking the Habit

Today is the 38th Great American Smokeout, which is charmingly abbreviated to GASO. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it occurs every year on the third Thursday of November and serves as a way to encourage smokers to either take the day to make their quit plan or plan ahead of time to quit on GASO. The idea behind GASO is that by putting down their cigarettes, even for just one day, "smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life--one that can lead to reducin… [Read More]


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