In 2003 Peggy Miller and her husband were relaxing and watching TV when their 17-year-old son Bret asked for some help. “Here, feel this, mom,” Bret asked while directing Peggy’s hand to his chest, where a pea-sized lump was right under his nipple. Bret and his father would eventually shrug this off as something not… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Is for Everyone
Respiratory Care Week is a time to recognize members working in respiratory care and bring awareness to lung health. The American Lung Association noted that nearly 37 million Americans suffer from chronic respiratory disease. Respiratory conditions include diagnoses such as asthma, pneumonia, and lung cancer. All have an impact on a person’s day to day.… Continue reading The Unseen Heros in Lung Health
Did you know the third week of October is dedicated to National Health Education Week? This is a week to encourage health education in our community. National Health Education Week (NHEW) was created by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and has been co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SOPHE… Continue reading Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
Here at Leapcure, we spoke with Sequoia Coleman who works closely with the California Native Vote Project. We learned about what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to her, why it is important to recognize her heritage, and how we can be more supportive and inclusive of indigenous populations within clinical trials. So, what is Indigenous Peoples’… Continue reading Reclaiming Power on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Mental health has always been the field closest to my heart. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I dove deep into crisis counseling, therapy, and the field of psychology as a whole. I spent time thinking about frameworks of mental health in different cultures and how to best help people through therapy. But it wasn’t until… Continue reading A Mental Health Diagnosis and Journey: Reflections from Rithana Srikanth