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Considerations for Ethical Research and Medical Publishing: Part II

Last week I touched on the way in which pharmaceutical marketing and research activities are separated to decrease the chance of bias or unethical practices in medical research. Today I want to briefly introduce some other guidelines that exist to regulate and guide medical research and publishing. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) […]

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Protein 101

Over the last ten years, high-protein diets have become a prominent trend in the health and fitness world. People are eating less carbs and more protein to aid with both weight loss and body building. But before you throw the bread out the door, it’s important to understand what protein is and how much you actually need. […]

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Is industry sponsorship a problem? Considerations for ethical research and medical publishing.

Clinical research and other drug development and testing activities can be funded, or “sponsored,” by a number of sources, including physicians, universities, government agencies, special interest groups, and pharmaceutical companies. Many people have an understandable concern regarding the reliability of research funded by the pharmaceutical companies that stand to make a profit from the drugs […]

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The Dangerous Myths Behind Indoor Tanning [Infographic]

GUEST BLOGGER: Sophia Bernazzani While everyone wants a beach-ready body by the start of summer, you may want to reconsider that next indoor tanning session. Although the risks associated with excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays are well documented and include everything from sunburns to skin cancer, according to the World Health Organization, myths still abound […]

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Smoking Rates Down, E-Cigarette Rates Up

Earlier last month, the FDA announced a new rule that would extend the authority given to them in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to include all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. If you’re not familiar with the original act, you may be wondering, what does this […]

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Medical Research

Inside Medical Publishing: What information is being published?

Last week we discussed the basics of what medical publishing is and why it’s important. Today I want to look at the actual substance of what’s being published. There are many different types of information that are published or presented in the medical community, including original research, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, case studies, review articles, editorials, […]

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Quench Your Thirst in a Healthier Way This Summer

Summer is officially here! While that may mean more hours at the pool or beach, more family picnics, and more time outside in general, it’s important to remember that excessive heat exposure can lead to dehydration, which can lead to more serious health complications like heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. In order to stay healthy all summer long, it’s […]

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What is medical publishing?

This summer I’m interning at a scientific communications agency that focuses on providing medical publication support to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. This summer, I’ll be writing a series of blog posts that explore the process of medical research and publishing. So, first things first… What is medical publishing? Medical publishing is the process by […]

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FDA Makes Big Changes to Nutrition Facts Label

Two weeks ago, the FDA finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged food products. While the iconic look of the twenty-year old label will stay the same, several changes were made to the information provided in order to help consumers make more informed decisions about the foods they eat. Some of the major changes include: Increasing the […]

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Caring for Our Veterans

On Memorial Day we remember the men and women who have served our country as part of the U.S. military. After concluding their service, military veterans often face substantial physical and mental health issues that require medical care. Many of these veterans choose to seek care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (or facilities with […]

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