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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nearly 1 in 5 adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. Yet, 56% of adults with mental illness do not receive treatment. Amid COVID-19 and preparations being made to reopen the country, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health …

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COVID isn't the Only Pandemic! Is Your Liver at Risk?

COVID isn’t the Only Pandemic! Is Your Liver at Risk?

A pandemic a disease that is prevalent over an entire country or around the world. In early March, COVID-19 was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), but one could argue that there is another silent pandemic sweeping the nation, fatty liver disease. In fact, according to the NIH, between 30 and 40 percent of …

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World Immunization Week: Bringing the Importance of Vaccines to the Forefront During the COVID-19 Pandemic

World Immunization Week: Bringing the Importance of Vaccines to the Forefront During the COVID-19 Pandemic

World Immunization Week is celebrated the last week of April and aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect those of all ages against diseases. Each and every year, millions of lives are saved due to vaccines, and immunizations are recognized as one of the most cost-effective health interventions. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought …

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National Public Health Week 2020

National Public Health Week 2020

Since 1995 the first full week of April has been deemed National Public Health Week (NPHW).  NPHW is fast approaching and is a time for communities everywhere to come together to highlight the issues that are important to improving the public’s health and helping people to live longer, happier, and healthier lives. National Public Health …

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Evolution Research Groups acquires Richmond Behavioral Associates

Evolution Research Groups acquires Richmond Behavioral Associates

Evolution Research Group (“ERG”), a leading independent clinical research site company with a focus in neuroscience and other special populations, has acquired Staten Island, NY-based Richmond Behavioral Associates (“RBA”).  Founded by Drs. Mark DiBuono and Adam Smith, RBA has been conducting CNS clinical trials for over 14 years across a broad range of illnesses including depression, …

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The truth about Autism

The Truth About Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder. It can be diagnosed as early as the age of 2, although some adults with milder symptoms live undiagnosed. Males are four times more likely to develop a form of autism than females. ASD is complex, and there is a lot of false information out there. …

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Patient Safety in Clinical Trials

Patient Safety in Clinical Trials

Healthcare safety is a growing public health concern since we all will interact with the healthcare system at some point in our lives. Although clinical trials aren’t technically part of the healthcare system, participants do receive health care in similar ways. Those that participate may receive expert care by a team of doctors, nurses, and …

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Coping with Depression

Coping with Depression

Three hundred million people worldwide suffer from depression, and 16.2 million adults in the U.S. have had at least one depressive episode in a given year. Although it’s not uncommon to feel sadness from time to time, major depression is much more. Lasting feelings of sadness, lowered energy, loss of appetite, and lack of interest in things …

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