September is Suicide Prevention Month

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

Patient Advocacy Groups: How Different Communities Are Bettering Patient Care

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

Should patients be more involved in the design of clinical trials?

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?

Zach’s Thoughts on Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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