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June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Celebrated since 1983, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month is observed each June to raise awareness of the most common form of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of medical conditions characterized by brain impairments that affect one’s daily life. These conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, frontotemporal, vascular, normal pressure …

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS Awareness Month

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month 2022

In 1992, then-President George H.W. Bush designated the month of May as National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month with the signing of Proclamation 6426. In the years since, ALS patients, healthcare providers, and advocacy groups have used May of each year to bring attention to this rare disease that attacks the central nervous system. …

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Hiring our Heroes

Hiring our Heroes Fellowship Program

Clincierge is proud to announce our partnership with the Hiring our Heroes (HOH) organization. Founded in 2011, HOH connects United States military service personnel, veterans, spouses, and caregivers to employers across the country. What is the Hiring our Heroes Program? Highly skilled individuals are paired with civilian employers searching for candidates with specific skill sets …

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Understanding Clinical Trials: Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Clinical Trials: Frequently Asked Questions

Are you new to the healthcare industry and want to learn more about clinical trials? Or are you curious about the specifics of patient care during clinical trials? Clinical trials are often complex studies that span multiple years, with a wide variety of professionals taking an active role. This blog breaks down the critical stages …

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Autism Acceptance Month 2022 Shift from Autism Awareness to Acceptance

Autism Acceptance Month 2022: A Shift from Autism Awareness to Acceptance

The history of Autism Awareness Month dates back more than 50 years to April of 1970, when the Autism Society of America (ASA) first observed this month-long celebration. In 2021, the organization changed the name of the observance to Autism Acceptance Month to focus on accepting all individuals with this disorder. “While we will always …

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Purple Day 2022 Awareness Rare Epilepsy

Purple Day 2022: Raising Awareness for Rare Epilepsies

Since 2008, epilepsy advocates in more than 80 countries have celebrated Purple Day, bringing to light a group of chronic neurological disorders characterized by repeated seizures. On March 26th annually, participants are asked to wear purple and participate in epilepsy awareness events. Only Canada currently recognizes Purple Day as an official holiday, but epilepsy ambassadors …

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One-on-One Support: Improving Patient and Caregiver Experiences in Clinical Trials

One-on-One Support: Improving Patient and Caregiver Experiences in Clinical Trials

Emotions of fear and uncertainty often flood an individual when they first receive a rare disease diagnosis. Many patients will require assistance with daily tasks and transportation and logistics involved in various doctor’s appointments, treatment methods, and at times, participation in a clinical trial. Patients reach out to family and friends who act as caregivers, …

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Caring for Rare The Elevated Cost of Rare Disease Patient Care

Caring for Rare: The Elevated Cost of Rare Disease Patient Care

A recent study by the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) found the costs associated with rare disease patient care are between three to five times higher than the costs to treat those with more common illnesses. In fact, in the United States, a rare disease affects less than 1 …

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Black history month improving equity in healthcare

Black History Month: Shining a Light on Equity in Healthcare

Founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 and officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976, Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans throughout U.S. history and raise awareness of the challenges they face. This year’s Black History Month theme is “Black Health and Wellness,” focusing …

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