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Hart Health Hints: August 13-19, 2017 is National Health Center Week

August 13-19, 2017 is National Health Center Week
Did you know that community Health Centers provide care for over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 locations across the country?

This August, the National Association of Community Health Centers, is sponsoring the National Health Center Week, with a theme of “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities.”

Health centers are community-based and community-directed organizations that provide

Message from the President: A mid-year celebration

This, HCC’s 50th blog post, is a message of celebration.  Since we are halfway through 2017, I’d like to share with you some things I am exceptionally happy about and graciously thankful for.
One of our goals for this year was to continue to provide high-quality service in the areas in which we excel. As Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) continues to grow and become accepted as an

Hart Healthy Challenge Grand Finale!

Hart Healthy Challenge Grand Finale!

We have successfully completed our 2017  Hart Healthy Month and our Hartians all did a phenomenal job of becoming more aware of their day-to-day activities and eating habits.

 As was expected, some people were able to do more than others, but the point is to start somewhere, even if that somewhere is contemplation and awareness.  The funny thing is… that advice applies

March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month
Did you know that 1 in 3 US adults is at risk for kidney disease and that it can go undetected for a very long time? Did you also know that chronic kidney disease or CKD affects 26 million American adults?  Main risks for CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible in approximately two-thirds of all cases.

Although symptoms

Hart Healthy Challenge continued: happy eating

Hart Healthy Challenge continued: happy eating
We are just about three-quarters of the way through our Hart Healthy Month and wanted to share some of our activities with you! 

Along with our physical activity goals, our team is engaging in nutritional goals as well. Here is a sampling of those goals:

Reducing food intake by 25%
Eating more veggies
Eating less junk food
Reducing sugars and caffeine

Essential documents Deep Dive: Advertisements Hart’s Good Clinical Practice glossary series

Essential documents Deep Dive:  Advertisements
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  and clinical protocol/protocol amendments and informed consent tracking in this portion of our glossary series.

The Good Clinical Practice (GCP)  guideline states that

Essential documents Deep Dive: informed consent tracking Hart’s Good Clinical Practice glossary series

Essential documents Deep Dive: informed consent tracking 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 and clinical protocol/protocol amendments in this portion of our glossary series.
 
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Informed consent is a broad subject and

Hart Healthy Challenge: A tradition of caring.

Hart Healthy Challenge: A tradition of caring.
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the US and worldwide for several decades. In the past few years, the burden has slightly decreased, but it remains a health problem that policy makers, providers, and patients are working to prevent.

Luckily, it is also one of the most preventable diseases.  To improve awareness and education about heart

Medical Ethics: The Belmont Report

Medical Ethics: The Belmont Report
This is the third in a series of articles about medical ethics.  Our previous posts in this series included covering the basics of medical ethics and the difference between utilitarianism and deontology.  Today we’ll talk about the Belmont Report and its importance in establishing modern medical ethics guidelines.

In our next post in this series, we’ll continue to explore the foundations of

The best CRAs have transferable skills

What does it mean to have transferable skills and why does it matter for a Clinical Research Associate (CRA)?  We will explore these questions in our post today.

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines transferable skills as “skills used in one job or career that can also be used in another”.  Google quickly provides several lists of examples of transferable skills. For example, here, here, and here.

Transferable