Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Views on Aging Can Vary Across Cultures

I am from the Czech Republic. In our family home, three generations shared the space: my grandparents, my parents, and my brother and me. Although it was not always easy to get along, I grew up in a supportive environment of people sharing their life experiences and wisdom. My days were always filled up with family time. My grandmother would make my lunch; my grandfather would ask me to water the garden with him. My mom would take me and my brother for a walk; my dad would tell us a sto… [Read More]

Predictions for Health IT Include More Connected, Involved Patients

Earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced a new Health app and service, dubbed HealthKit, which will come as part of the iOS8 operating system. Although this is Apple's first venture into fitness tracking, it shouldn't have come as a surprise. As more and more entities get into the wearable technology game, it's only a matter of time before we see a real impact stemming from these devices--especially when it comes to health and health outcome… [Read More]

Homelessness and Health Care are Interwoven—Let’s Take a Closer Look

It's been a cruel winter nearly everywhere in the country this year. In an effort to stay warm and healthy, I have found myself layering clothes on and staying inside more than usual. Many people, however, are not as fortunate; far too many people in the United States do not have a place to call home. The homeless are particularly vulnerable at this time of year.   Examining the Link Between Homelessness and Health Care Homelessness and health care are closely linked. P… [Read More]

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