The importance of health literacy

Since 1999, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month. The goal, as defined by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, is to raise awareness about the importance of understandable health information — but what is health literacy and why is it important?

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What is EoE and how is it treated?

Though it has only been identified since the early 1990s, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) has come to be known as a major cause of gastrointestinal illness. Though there are still a lot of unknowns surrounding EoE, ongoing research hopes to provide patients and medical professionals with more insights in the future.

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Antidote’s database engagement capabilities [one-pager]

At Antidote, we believe that getting to know patients is about more than making an initial connection. As a digital patient engagement company with a database of 400,000 users, we know a lot about finding patients — but we also know how to keep them engaged.

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Dispelling myths about memory loss for World Alzheimer's Day

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day of recognition aimed at increasing awareness of and understanding the issues faced by people living with Alzheimer’s. Though there are many conditions that can cause memory loss, Alzheimer’s is one of the most common — it is estimated that 5.4 million Americans are living with the condition, most of whom are over the age of 65.

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Driving diversity in patient recruitment [case study]

Sickle cell disease (SCD) refers to a genetically inherited set of red blood cell disorders that are present from birth. Millions of people are impacted by SCD each year, but it disproportionately impacts Black and African American populations, occurring in about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births.

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What is the patient recruitment process for clinical trials?

Successful clinical trial patient recruitment is a multi-step process that is worth taking the time to thoroughly understand. Clinical trial recruitment companies often make mention of thorough research, rigorous testing, and continuous optimization — but what does that mean in practical terms?

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The right questions to ask about clinical trial compensation

There are many factors one should consider before deciding to enroll in a clinical trial. Though every clinical trial is designed to help researchers advance their knowledge about a specific condition, the details regarding a study’s duration, risks, benefits, and required time commitment can vary. When determining how to participate in clinical trials, these elements are all good things to ...

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10 clinical trial recruitment strategies that work

Strong clinical trial recruitment strategies start from a place of patient centricity, incorporating a variety of outreach methods designed to educate and engage potential participants. Creating a structured clinical trial patient recruitment plan before outreach begins is a smart way to ensure that the process is organized, efficient, and keeps the patient experience as the top priority.

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What is Hunter syndrome?

Because Hunter syndrome is a rare, inherited disorder that mostly impacts children, it can lead to many questions from the parents and caregivers of those that are affected.

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5 ways to reduce patient burden in clinical trials

When creating a clinical trial protocol, it’s important for sponsors to consider how each requirement impacts the patients who are taking part. While participating in a clinical trial can be beneficial for many reasons, it can also place a burden on patients who choose to participate. Complications with scheduling, transportation, and instructions can all create friction for patients — and can ...

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