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Elsevier Journal Surgery Publishes Research from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

Key papers published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni available for free
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier journal Surgery has announced that its May 2014 issue includes a special section dedicated to publishing research by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni. The section is titled: “Transforming Surgical and Interventional Care–Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.” The Guest Editors for this special section are: Marcia M. Russell, MD and John L.

Fewer Smokers Believe E-Cigarettes Are a Safer Alternative to Cigarettes

Investigators find rise in overall e-cigarette awareness, but note decline in the perceived safety of the devices, according to new data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Press Release

Ann Arbor, MI, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – E-cigarettes are gaining mainstream attention as a competitor to traditional cigarettes. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wanted to examine changes in e-cigarette awareness, how harmful people believe them to be, and if those attitudes have any connection to smoking cessation attempts. They found that while awareness of e-cigarettes has increased significantly, smokers are less inclined to consider them safer than cigarettes.

Magnets and Kids: A Dangerous Duo

Press Release

Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. With the growing availability of new and stronger neodymium-iron-boron magnets being sold as “toys,” there has been an increase of cases of ingestion, resulting in serious injury and, in some cases, death. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the trends of magnetic ingestions at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada’s largest children’s hospital.

CMT One Country: Connecting Volunteering and Country Music

Family, Community, Country Music and Volunteering
Article

When someone says, “country music,” usually volunteering does not come to mind. But the two have more in common than it would initially seem, for at the core of both lie two integral values: family and community.

Bazco Oil Company Celebrates New CITGO Location in Dearborn with Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Local CITGO Marketer Raises Money for Breast Cancer Awareness at Station Grand Opening
Press Release

Dearborn, Mich., May 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – May 3 through May 7, local CITGO Marketer Bazco Oil Company celebrated the grand opening of its newest CITGO location in Dearborn, Mich. by raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. To celebrate, the company offered discounts of 20 cents per gallon on gasoline and on May 3 ten cents from each gallon of fuel sold went to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The event also marked more than 25 years of Bazco Oil serving communities in Michigan and Ohio.

Corporations That Care, Part 2: The Health Sector -The Minute

Multimedia with summary

In the annual survey of corporate giving compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, many major companies in the health sector scored high as the most generous in supporting urgent social issues. “Most generous” translates to about one percent of pre-tax profit. Merck donated $62 million for health, HIV/AIDS, women’s issues, education, and community development. Pfizer gave $60 million for health causes. Eli Lilly directed $54 million to diversity, hunger and food security, health, the United Way, education, and community development.

Sanofi Addresses Healthcare Disparities During Minority Health Awareness Month

Sanofi’s Diversity Employee Resource Group, ADVANCE (Alliance for DiVersificAtion, iNClusion, and Enrichment)
Article

Sanofi’s Diversity Employee Resource Group, ADVANCE (Alliance for DiVersificAtion, iNClusion, and Enrichment) celebrated its 1st Anniversary, on April 22, 2014, and closed out “Minority Health Awareness Month,” by hosting an expert speaker panel during a program entitled, “Addressing and Providing Solutions to Healthcare Disparities”.

Time to Rethink the Pharma Brand Website?

By Beth Bengtson
Blog

Second in a series on traditional digital tactics. Read more

As pharmaceutical brand marketers start using new channels like mobile and social media, they often overlook a traditional digital property that might be working against them: their own brand websites.

Study Finds Outcome Data in Clinical Trials Reported Inadequately, Inconsistently

Report in PAIN® describes perils and pitfalls in constructing a global clinical trials database; investigators propose strategies to address the problem
Press Release

Philadelphia, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There is increasing public pressure to report the results of all clinical trials to eliminate publication bias and improve public access. However, investigators using the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) to build a database of clinical trials involving chronic pain have encountered several challenges. They describe the perils and pitfalls of using the ICTRP and propose alternative strategies to improve clinical trials reporting.

Helping Patients Help Themselves

by Lynne Bouffard, GSK Care Management Solutions
Blog

We all want those we love to receive the best healthcare.  Many of us will do hours and hours of research to understand health conditions or to find good doctors and hospitals. Too few, however, are aware that what happens outside of the hospital and doctor’s offices is more important than ever. This is why patient activation is now getting so much attention.

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