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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Gene therapy success! For the first time, gene therapy has successfully treated a common genetic disorder:  sickle cell disease (SCD), which affects 100,000 people in the United States and millions globally. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin due to a...

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Buzz about a Zika vaccine Source: “Chikungunya” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0 We may be close to one, according to a report in Nature. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville...

November 2, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Global Healthcare, Health, Healthcare, Patient Communications

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Cancer Moonshot: Why Vice President Biden’s initiative is essential for patient communications and clinical trial recruitment

Back in January, President Obama, during his State of the Union address, tasked Vice President Biden with leading a national effort “to end cancer as we know it,” with various touch points throughout 2016 to come up with a plan...

June 14, 2016

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Categories: FDA News, Health Policy and Access

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Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

New Food Label RecommendationsOn May 27, the FDA issued final changes to the Nutrition Facts Label on foods, the first change in 10 years. The changes are generally are intended to give consumers quicker and easier understanding of the important...

September 23, 2014

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Categories: Medical Devices and Diagnostics

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Man’s Best Friend Sniffs Out Cancer

It’s well-documented that there are countless emotional, physical and social benefits of having a dog. As a dog owner myself, I can attest to the positive effects of a little quality time with my schnauzer-terrier. In the healthcare sector, dogs...