Think twice before you have those leftovers, USC Marshall study says

A recent study from the USC Marshall School of Business shows that saving bigger portions of leftovers might influence you to exercise less or eat more later.

According to Dr. Linda Hagen, who helped lead the study, the problem is actually about perception. “Leftovers from a meal can skew people’s idea about how much they ate,” she explains. “It’s difficult to judge how much we have eaten, so we’re often heavily influenced by external cues. For example, the larger portion of leftovers we see on the plate, the less we believe we ate. You might think, ‘After all, if there’s a lot left, I cannot possibly have eaten very much, right?’” She tells us that this becomes problematic in cases where it affects what happens next — like if that perception becomes a reason to eat more later on or an excuse to skip a planned workout because you feel you haven’t eaten very much.

Read the full article: How Bringing Home Leftovers Could Derail Your Health Goals (Brit + Co.)

 

October 19th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

CURE Pharmaceutical and CUREfilm featured on Drug Development & Delivery

The actual design and construction of an oral film capable of effective therapeutic delivery can be challenging and requires the creation of new technologies. As a result of these innovations, buccal films are now a commercially viable dosage form that can solve many problems faced by the pharmaceutical industry, patients, and their caregivers, according to CURE Pharmaceutical’s CEO Rob Davidson and its COO Jessica Rousset.

Oral films will be able to replace daily injections, such as apomorphine shots taken by patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. They can improve the bioavailability of drugs, such as cannabinoids, potentially lowering their dose and psychoactive side effects. When rapid symptom relief is needed, they can deliver a bolus effect. They are a convenient alternative to unpalatable liquids for children and hard-to-swallow pills for the elderly.

“CURE Pharmaceutical’s approach to buccal film development with CUREfilm leverages the inevitable salivary flush of a single layer film to create better drug-release profiles,” said Davidson and Rousset. “We design our products to combine the fast onset bolus effect of buccal delivery with the extended release of GI delivery to achieve an overall pulsatileor sustained-release profile. Indeed, with buccal delivery, blood levels can peak quickly, and a shorter half-life can mean the effect wears off rapidly.”

Read the full article: BUCCAL FILMS – Better Drug Release & Patient Experiences With Buccal Films (Drug Development & Delivery)

 

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Saban Community Clinic offers free vaccines for back-to-school season

The Saban Community Clinic offered free vaccines for low income and uninsured families just in time for the start of school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Saban Community Clinic hosted a daylong vaccination drive, located at 5205 Melrose Avenue.

Read the full coverage:

Free vaccinations offered Monday at Saban Community Clinic in Hollywood (FOX 11)
Hollywood Clinic Offers Free Vaccinations Ahead of LAUSD School Year (KTLA)
LA clinic offering free vaccinations for children, adults (ABC)

August 13th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |

At Saban Community Clinic, free showers can get homeless people in to see the doctor

Not many health clinics offer showers, but Saban Community Clinic has been doing it for about three decades. The clinic serves an urgent need, given L.A. County’s growing homeless population, which is up almost 50 percent in the past six years to roughly 53,000, though it dipped slightly this year, according to the annual homeless count.

About two dozen people line up at the Saban clinic each weekday morning, waiting for the showers. They come with backpacks, shopping carts and folded-up tents.

Saban’s free showers are a gateway to other services it offers homeless people, who sometimes resist seeking medical care, said Adam Friedman, the clinic’s chief marketing officer. About a third of the people who take showers at Saban also see doctors there. Some of the patients have untreated mental illnesses and chronic diseases. Others have injuries from living on the street.

Read the full article: At L.A. Clinic, Free Showers Can Get Homeless People in to See the Doctor (KQED)

Gregory Andrews says that aside from finding something healthy to eat, a shower is the next most important thing. “It keeps your self-esteem up,” he says. (Anna Gorman/KHN)

 

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |