Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Dry January

Start the New Year off on a healthy note.  Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) discusses possible signs to an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and if taking part in “Dry January” (not drinking any alcohol during the month) can be a healthy step.  He also talks about the newest treatment options now available, including medication and behavioral treatments by health providers and the role of mutual support groups.

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LeadingReach – Web-based software healthcare solutions

Curtis Gattis, Co-founder and CEO of LeadingReach discusses the company’s low cost, high-value software solutions that empower healthcare professionals to ensure patients get the right care from the right providers faster, easier, and more cost-effectively than ever before.  From the largest health systems to independent offices LeadingReach helps care teams more effectively communicate with each other while monitoring and facilitating care transitions. The company also empowers patients with a better experience and access to happier, healthier lives.

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Finding the right clinical trial for cancer

Tzvia Bader, co-founder, and CEO talks about TrialJectory, a first-of-its-kind AI-powered platform that uses self-reported clinical data to match cancer patients with clinical trials and removes barriers to advanced treatment options.  Tzvia is a cancer survivor and knows first hand what it’s like to be in search of the right clinical study. This service will allow all patients, regardless of where they are or their income level, to have access to the most up-to-date treatments.

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Roji Health Intelligence – how consumers fit into healthcare reform

Theresa (Terry) Hush, CEO of Roji Health Intelligence, a company that is helping to improve the quality of healthcare by enabling better decisions through integrated data, discusses her mission to give doctors/healthcare providers the right information to make smarter patient decisions while reducing healthcare costs.  She also talks about why patient experience needs to move beyond convenience and responsiveness.

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Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) Marine Research

Roughly 75% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, yet the ocean remains largely unexplored for drug discovery.  Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) scientists are excited to lead the charge in exploring the ocean’s microbiome to provide research to inform treatments – possibly cures – of devastating diseases.  Dr. Andrea Bodnar is here to talk about some of the latest marine research and its look at anti-ageing and human health effects.

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Methotrexate and KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase) Study for Chronic Gout

Dr. John Albert, a rheumatologist at the Rheumatic Disease Center in southeastern Wisconsin, discusses a new in-practice patient series presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting 2019. The series looked at how methotrexate may attenuate the immune response to KRYSTEXXA to allow more patients on KRYSTEXXA to continue their treatment, helping to inform rheumatologists on effective treatment practices to control the serious and chronic disease of gout.

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M2Gen – Precision Oncology Medicine

Dr. William (Bill) Dalton, founder and executive chair of the board at M2Gen, a health informatics solutions company discusses the partnership with the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN), a national network of leading cancer centers that exchange research and clinical data that is advancing the care of patients and accelerating the discovery and development of medicines to treat them. He also discusses Total Cancer Care®, the world’s largest prospective research study in cancer where patients donate clinical data and tissue to help researchers.

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Undernutrition during pregnancy

Dr. Kristen Hurley, MPH, PhD, Senior Vice President of Nutrition at Vitamin Angels; and assistant professor at  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses Vitamin Angels’ new partnership with the Gates Foundation to connect more pregnant women around the world with prenatal vitamins.  Though most countries offer some level of nutritional aid to pregnant women in need, millions of women worldwide do not have access to prenatal multivitamins. Dr. Hurley is working to close that gap.

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