A Team Approach to Diabetes Care

Diabetes currently affects nearly 37 million Americans, and 96 million are prediabetic, according to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of these statistics, Diabetes was ranked number 7 for the leading cause of death and is the number 1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult blindness. What is diabetes? Diabetes… Continue reading A Team Approach to Diabetes Care

Nisha, Katelin & Rithana Help Us Celebrate World Vegan Day

Originating in 1994, World Vegan Day was created by Louise Wallis, a prominent animal rights activist, who was seeking a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vegan Society. World Vegan Day is held every year on November 1st and is a way to celebrate and promote veganism. So, what is being vegan all… Continue reading Nisha, Katelin & Rithana Help Us Celebrate World Vegan Day

Breast Cancer Awareness Is for Everyone

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

The Unseen Heros in Lung Health

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

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

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?

Reclaiming Power on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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

A Mental Health Diagnosis and Journey: Reflections from Rithana Srikanth

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

Patient Outlooks on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Leapcure focuses on making patient voices a priority for researchers. We know that patients are experts in their condition and we value providing a platform for patients to share their experiences to help push research forward. During Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, we spoke with a patient diagnosed with IPF about her experience with this disease… Continue reading Patient Outlooks on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

From Nurse to Patient and Back Again

I started my career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and went on to complete my Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), ultimately becoming a Registered Nurse. Having worked in many specialties from pediatrics, orthopedics, mental health, and beyond, I really loved making a difference for patients at the hospitals/clinics I worked in. This work has shaped… Continue reading From Nurse to Patient and Back Again