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Publication Planning: You have the data, now what?

Research, in any field, tends to be time-consuming and expensive. This is especially true of large-scale medical research trials. Therefore physicians and pharmaceutical companies, just like researchers in other fields, want to make optimal use of their research activities by producing as many publications from the resulting data as possible. There are limits to how…

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How Gamification for Health and Fitness is Changing

Gamification, defined as the process of turning an activity or task into a game or something resembling a game, is increasingly being used to promote health and fitness by simply making working out more fun. Through the use of features like badges, challenges and competition, popular apps and devices such as FitBit, Nike Running and Wii Fit are using gamification to give…

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Authorship of Medical Publications

Last week I briefly introduced the concept of professional medical writers. These individuals are hired to write or create medical publications (such as abstracts, journal articles, and conference posters or presentations) on behalf of, or in collaboration with the actual researchers. Medical writers are often used because researchers do not have the time, interest, or…

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Health Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore

Although life expectancy is at it’s all time high of  78 years old, women are still expected to live at least five years longer than men. Why? The answer is simple: men just aren’t addressing their health problems.  Studies show that men are half as likely to consult doctors than women, and were three times as likely to admit…

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What You Need to Know About Superfoods

As the health craze continues among Americans, you’ve probably seen the term “superfood” more and more over the last few years. So what exactly are superfoods and what benefits do they provide? While there is no real definition or inclusion criteria for “superfoods,” they are often described as nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins,…

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