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Back to School, Back to Health Tips for a Healthy School Year

Back to School, Back to Health Tips for a Healthy School Year
By Jodi Fletcher

Summer is almost over and that means kids will be going back to school. Healthy kids are happy kids. There are some ways to ensure kids go back to school healthy and happy.

Yearly physical

Other than the occasional cold or flu, children don’t visit the doctor’s office often. A yearly physical examination enables

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A Look at the Functional Service Provider

A Look at the Functional Service Provider
By Jodi Fletcher

What are functional service providers—FSPs–and how can they help you have a successful clinical trial?    

With so much data to analyze and process, documents to keep track of and regulations to follow in a clinical trial, outsourcing some of the work offers a cost effective and efficient approach.   Contract Research Organizations (CROs) have long been used by

WHAT SHOULD MONEY BUY? THE ETHICS OF ORGANS FOR SALE.

By Jodi Fletcher

How is value calculated? Webster Dictionary defines value as “the monetary worth of something” or “a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged” Should everything have a monetary worth? When it comes to how much a living organ is worth, there are factors that need to be considered. Is the organ worth more to the recipient, or to

May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

Whether you punch a time clock or work from home, your health is important to your workplace productivity and happiness. May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Awareness Month (GEHFM).  According to the GEHFM and Health.gov, the goal of this month’s awareness program is to “to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments”.

CLINICAL QUALITY ANNOUNCEMENT: DAN BECK IS PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL QUALITY

HCC Staff update
We are very excited to announce the creation of the Director of Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) position here at HCC and the promotion of Mr. Dan Beck into that role.  Jim Hart, President and CEO of HCC, says this of the expansion,” I am very excited to have Dan lead HCC’s Clinical Quality team.   Dan has an impressive resume of study monitoring and

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: BEN DOWN UNDER

Staff Spotlight:  Ben Down Under
By Ben Blaylock

All photos copyrighted Ben Blaylock, © 2017 Ben Blaylock.

On December 9, 2017, I left San Antonio, Texas, for a work trip to New Zealand.  Once the work was done, I tagged an additional 10 days on to my trip, rented a car, and set out on an adventure. Over those 10 days, I drove 3088 km, or 1918 miles exploring

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS DEEP DIVE: MONITORING REPORTS

Essential documents Deep Dive:  Monitoring Reports
Hart’s Good Clinical Practice glossary series
Welcome back to the Hart GCP knowledge series. We have been reviewing essential documents that are typically generated before the clinical phase of the trial begins. We have looked specifically at the Investigator brochure,  clinical protocol/protocol amendments, informed consent tracking,  advertisements, and agreements.  Now we will look at some key documents required once a clinical

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HART’S HEALTHY NEW YEAR TIPS

HART’S HEALTHY NEW YEAR TIPS

By Dana Fletcher and guest author, Jodi Fletcher

Whether you make ‘resolutions’ or not, you can still start the New Year right with a few heart-healthy lifestyle changes.  There is no better time to start making healthy lifestyle choices than right now.

Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by the many things we could or should do to improve our health.  To combat that,

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD
Last year at this time, alongside the visions of sugarplums dancing in my head were thoughts of gratitude. As 2017 has progressed and now comes to a close, I am struck by what those visions have meant for me this year.  Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, and host of the television show, The Profit, is famous