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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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Wanna Wiki?

May 5, 2014

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Categories: Communications, Digital and Social Media

Wanna Wiki?

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Wikipedia is a leading source of healthcare information for patients and doctors. According to a recent IMS Institute report, “Engaging Patients through Social Media” (great summary blog also available here), the top one hundred Wikipedia pages for healthcare topics, on...

Beltway Buzz: Spring has Sprung in Washington

April 28, 2014

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Categories: Healthcare, Policy

Beltway Buzz: Spring has Sprung in Washington

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The Beltway Buzz is CCA-DC’s monthly recap of healthcare related happenings in the District. Out with the Old, In with the New: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced she will resign her post, in a move that ends...

Life in Beta: Connecting with Today’s Health-Minded Consumer

April 28, 2014

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Categories: Communications, Consumers, PRimeCut

Life in Beta: Connecting with Today’s Health-Minded Consumer

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Over the last 20 years, Americans have begun to think about health in new ways. Instead of filling prescriptions to fix problems that have already been diagnosed, more and more individuals-especially Gen Y/Millenials and the younger cohort behind them-put a...

Franchise Communications for Healthcare Companies: What Is It Good For?

April 23, 2014

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Categories: Communications, PRimeCut

Franchise Communications for Healthcare Companies: What Is It Good For?

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We all know the drill. Often sparked by new company leadership or yearly brand planning, a mandate gets issued to internal teams and their agencies to tell the “franchise story.” Heartened by this interest to think beyond the individual brands,...

Life Expectancies Take an Unexpected Turn

April 21, 2014

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Categories: Health and Wellness, PRimeCut

Life Expectancies Take an Unexpected Turn

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Throughout history, women have outlived men in almost every country on earth. Worldwide, they now live an average of four years longer. In the US, women are outliving men by five years, versus 7.8 years in the 1970s. Recent research...

A Prescription for Change

April 17, 2014

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Categories: Change Engagement, PRimeCut

A Prescription for Change

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The term “change management” has been bounced around for 10 to 15 years, but what does it mean and how does it help organizations? The approach has traditionally been to manage change, but a more proactive change engagement approach –...

Pass the Pitch – Defining the Value of PR

April 15, 2014

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Categories: PRimeCut, Value

Pass the Pitch – Defining the Value of PR

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I love reading Inc. Magazine and am a frequent flyer on the content rich website www.inc.com for its humor, insights & dialogue covering tech, business, leadership & innovation. Generally, its where I find ideas that inspire and people to admire...

Boomers: Blazing Trails but Not the Path to Good Health

April 15, 2014

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Categories: Health

Boomers: Blazing Trails but Not the Path to Good Health

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Baby Boomers, who are currently between the ages of 50-68, are hailed as breaking the mold in many facets of life: they are wealthier, more educated and question the status quo more than any generation that came before them. By...

3 Ways You Are Being Fooled Into Better Health

April 10, 2014

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Categories: Health

3 Ways You Are Being Fooled Into Better Health

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If you attended last week’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Summit in Washington, you would’ve found one thousand food and beverage executives and health crusaders in suits doing synchronized kick-boxing calisthenics. It was an awkward sight to behold, but...

PRimeCut Issue 22: Change

April 9, 2014

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Categories: Healthcare

PRimeCut Issue 22: Change

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Climate change. Social change. Change is dominating the headlines and our lives. I can’t think of an industry undergoing more change than healthcare. Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is going to transform healthcare in this country....