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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

This edition of Med-Sci Matters includes recent promising findings with type 1 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and human “healthspan”; the cost-benefit battle with a PCSK9 inhibitor; questions about the rigor of FDA accelerated approvals; and – not for geeks only!... Read More

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Ebola is Here

September 8, 2014

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Categories: Global Healthcare

Ebola is Here

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At the age of 12, I went through that typical stage in any young woman’s life when she becomes obsessed with all things infectious diseases – particularly ebola. From watching Outbreak on repeat and imagining I would one day be...

The Art (and Science) of Health Innovation

September 3, 2014

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Categories: Patient Communications

The Art (and Science) of Health Innovation

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While the world is abuzz with news of Amazon’s meeting with the FDA and what it may mean for healthcare innovation, there is another quieter, but meaningful, trend taking hold of hospital halls around the world. Consider it “Arts &...

#digitalHx: Digital Digest

August 28, 2014

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Categories: Digital and Social Media

#digitalHx: Digital Digest

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Follow our tweets at #digitalHx Napa Earthquake and Jawbone: The Evolution of #mHealth Written by Rich Sharp, @richs Earthquakes always provide treasure troves of data to those studying the temblors, but the recent quake centered beneath Napa, Calif., revealed more...

Friend or Foe-ny? Can Pharma Live Up To Consumer Social Care Expectations?

August 27, 2014

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Categories: Consumers, Digital and Social Media

Friend or Foe-ny? Can Pharma Live Up To Consumer Social Care Expectations?

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We’ve all been there before: you sit down to watch last night’s episode of your favorite TV show and the screen suddenly freezes as a dooming “Error Retrieving Data” message pops up. Unwilling to forgo this “vital” evening activity, you...

Viral vs. Value: Raising Awareness in a Social World

August 25, 2014

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Categories: Advocacy, Digital and Social Media

Viral vs. Value: Raising Awareness in a Social World

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We’ve all seen the posts: “Change your profile picture in support of [insert disease here] awareness month” or “Share this if you love someone with [insert disease here].” It’s a nice way for a community to rally around a cause,...

Tech Giants Stepping into the World of Health

August 20, 2014

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Categories: Health, Technology

Tech Giants Stepping into the World of Health

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Google is continuing its exploration into the healthcare industry, with its latest venture focused on mapping out what “healthy” really looks like. From the division of Google known as “Google X,” the company’s research arm is conducting a study to...

Tips from a Yogi: Banish Stress Without Leaving Your Desk

August 18, 2014

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Categories: Health and Wellness, Workplace Wellness

Tips from a Yogi: Banish Stress Without Leaving Your Desk

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When I moved to New York seven years ago, one of the first things I did was sign up for a yoga membership. I loved the energy of the city and my communications job, but my (self-admitted) type A personality...

“You Really Like Me!” The Challenge of Measuring Consumer Sentiment on Social Media

August 14, 2014

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Categories: Digital and Social Media

“You Really Like Me!” The Challenge of Measuring Consumer Sentiment on Social Media

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Understanding user sentiment within social media is a key qualitative metric important to brand marketing. One of the best ways to determine if any type of campaign – digital, print, TV, etc. – is resonating with your customer base is...

#digitalHx: Digital Digest

August 13, 2014

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Categories: Digital and Social Media

#digitalHx: Digital Digest

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Follow our tweets at #digitalHx Tweet Commerce: Is Twitter Finally Ready to Embrace E-Commerce? Written by Alyssa Kaden Would you purchase something directly from an ad served in your Twitter feed? The confirmation that Twitter is preparing an in-stream shopping...

Health News Highlights: Notable Research in H1 2014

August 11, 2014

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Categories: Healthcare, News Media

Health News Highlights: Notable Research in H1 2014

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Working in healthcare communications guarantees a daily dose of new information about medical innovations and research underway, whether through discussions of client pipelines, in the course of new business research or just by reading our teams’ daily media monitoring reports....