According to the National Institutes of Health, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a rare disease that affects about 100,000 patients in the United States. IPF causes the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs and makes breathing harder as the condition worsens. Here at Leapcure, we have had the privilege of speaking with over 1,500 IPF… Continue reading Behind the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnosis
Happy Hispanic Heritage month! Seems different to be kicking off a month-long celebration on the 15th day, right? But for the Hispanic and Latinx communities, there is great significance to honoring these cultures starting on September 15th. For a more in-depth history on Hispanic Heritage Month, check out http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov. For many, being connected to our… Continue reading Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Leapcure!
At nineteen years old, I was in excruciating pain and it became so unbearable my life began to change. My legs were swollen and bruised, I had constant numbness and tingling in my feet and as soon as I started running up and down the court, I was overcome with pain that brought me to… Continue reading A Diagnosis that Changed My Life: Reflections from Meghan Case
Describe your background working in clinical research I started working in clinical research in 2005, and took a break from it from 2014 to 2021 to give time to myself and my family. I realized that I really enjoy the dynamics of working in clinical research, so I returned to it in 2021. Throughout my… Continue reading Reflections from Nisha Narang, Patient Success Contractor from Australia, on working in clinical research
August 18 is World Breast Cancer Research Day, a day to recognize how far understanding, treating, and preventing breast cancer has come. When advocacy and research come together, the results are powerful and have the ability to impact generations. There are so many stories in this space of patients who have been the recipients of… Continue reading Brown Girl + BRCA Plus: When Advocacy and Research Join Forces
During grade school, at times I felt ashamed of being different, coming from a culture and background that is not western enough. It starts with microaggressions that, to me as a young child, were portrayed as suggestions or advice. It created a sense of cultural dissonance. I felt as though I was being tugged back… Continue reading Reflections from Piumi Yaggahahewage: Patient Success Coordinator and DEI Advocate
When we closed out pride month, though excited to share our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, something didn’t sit right with us. It feels like there’s more to say. Advocacy isn’t meant to fit in a convenient one month only celebration. It’s meant to bring attention to areas that need real change. And the expectation… Continue reading An Invitation to Support Queer Voices All Year Long
The world of patient advocacy and information sharing is shifting every day, and sometimes in a really cool way. One major change that is taking off are the voices of celebrities in advocacy. It’s really inspiring to see celebrities using their platforms for a good cause and to raise awareness for patients that may otherwise… Continue reading Celebrities and Advocacy – a Trend Worth Keeping?
“Ignorance is bliss” is a common saying that holds true in many aspects of life, including health. However, your health journey is only bliss until you receive an unanticipated diagnosis. I was 15 when my ignorance ran out as two painful words emerged from my father’s doctor saying “it’s cancer”. With those two words, the… Continue reading A Diagnosis that Changed My Life: Reflections from Danny Scott
Ever wonder how you can make your brain work better outside of proper sleep hygiene, eating healthy, and keeping active? Well we have 4 super easy tips you can start this World Brain Day that are sure to make your brain happy! 1) Get a Routine Remember when you were learning to drive and every… Continue reading 4 Best Practices to Help Your Brain Live Its Best Life!