Often when someone becomes a caregiver for a loved one, it is a role that they find themselves thrust into unexpectedly. It also can be a gradual thing, stopping by to make your parents dinner or help them with their laundry, and you suddenly realize one night that you have become their caregiver. It is… Continue reading 4 Ways to be a Supportive Caregiver
Who is Kacie Watkins? I have the privilege of calling three states my home. I was born in Southern California, raised in Colorado, and spent most of my adult life in Seattle, Washington. I stumbled into the dermatology field and fell in love. I started out as a receptionist at Dermatology Associates of Seattle. Eventually,… Continue reading Meet the Team: Kacie Watkins
Who Is Piumi Yaggahahewage? I was born in a quaint beach town on the island of Sri Lanka and raised in the suburbs of sunny Los Angeles. As I grew up, I developed an interest in working with people and providing support, specifically in the health field. I majored in Psychology at UC Berkeley and… Continue reading Meet the Team: Piumi Yaggahahewage
About National Suicide Prevention Month “September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. “National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote… Continue reading September is Suicide Prevention Month
Our mission has always been to put patients first. But we realized our website still left questions unanswered. So we’ve gone ahead and created a new layout to share more about us and to be a source of information for all who stop by. Here are 4 new changes you can expect to find on… Continue reading Leapcure, Redesigned.
You’re likely familiar with the term patient advocacy. Maybe you ran a 5k to raise money for a cause or you’ve seen the different ribbons that bring awareness to certain conditions. Because of these great efforts, knowledge of patient advocacy is sometimes limited to large, nationwide or global organizations that represent one condition. But advocacy… Continue reading Patient Advocacy Groups: How Different Communities Are Bettering Patient Care
More and more processes in health care are oriented to be patient-centered. Every day there are more initiatives that aim to increase patient participation taking their goals, preferences, and values into account. The patient empowerment and advocacy necessary for the best health care outcomes has reached a field previously considered limited to healthcare professionals and… Continue reading Should patients be more involved in the design of clinical trials?
Mental health has seen increased visibility in public conversation in the last decade – which is a positive step towards a more robust, accessible and empathetic health system for those with mental health conditions. There is still a significant way to go globally, to implement the right preventive and supportive interventions. This Maternal Mental Health… Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week
by Zachary Gobst CEO at Leapcure At this moment there are 163 Phase 1-3 Parkinson’s Disease clinical trials (with 100+ active in the US). There’s an encouraging amount of research funded, bolstered by advocacy groups like the Parkinson’s Foundation who has invested more than $368 million in Parkinson’s disease research and clinical care in the… Continue reading Zach’s Thoughts on Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage many areas of the world, we at Leapcure wanted to observe World Day for Safety and Health at Work to highlight how preventing accidents and illness in the workplace can improve overall global health. The ILO (International Labour Organization)… Continue reading World Day for Safety and Health at Work