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Facing global shortage, Merck commits to meeting patient demand for crucial treatment option

We know how important it is to get medicines to the people who need them and providing those medicines is at the center of what we do

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5 facts about lung cancer

What everyone needs to know about one of the most common types of cancer

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Debunking type 2 diabetes misconceptions

Learn more about type 2 diabetes

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HPV and related cancers: What you need to know

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of certain types of cervical cancer and other cancers in men and women

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The gift of caring for aging parents

A former colleague reflects on his time as caregiver after both parents were diagnosed with chronic heart failure

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Taking prostate cancer research forward

Scientists at Merck are committed to research and development for people diagnosed with prostate cancer

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Living with type 2 diabetes in uncertain times

One man’s story of finding support for managing his type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Type 2 diabetes: A patient-centric approach to care

An informative Q&A with Dr. Sam Engel, associate vice president, cardiometabolic and women’s health at Merck Research Laboratories

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How employees with careers in nursing are critical at Merck

Nurses' clinical expertise and patient experience provide valuable insight across all divisions of our company

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Why improving health literacy is important

Many people struggle to understand health information, which can impact health outcomes. What we're doing to help

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3 ways to advance cancer health care equity

Mary-Ann Etiebet, AVP of corporate responsibility, explains why inequity in cancer care is an urgent global health challenge

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Finding joy after facing cervical cancer twice

How one woman embraced life, marriage and motherhood after a grim diagnosis

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Living with chronic cough: Judy’s story

“I spend a lot of time hoping and praying that I don’t start coughing because I don’t want to ruin anything for those around me"

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How you can help slow the threat of antimicrobial resistance

The growing burden of AMR threatens the return to a world without effective antibiotics

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The impact of family in managing type 2 diabetes

Family members can play an integral role in supporting their loved ones and helping them manage this chronic disease

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Celebrating Global Patient Week

During our second annual Global Patient Week, we honor the journeys of patients by sharing their stories and giving them a voice

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6 global trends critical to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Expert panel of patient advocacy leaders on COVID-19, its impact on patients and moving forward

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Why you shouldn’t postpone cancer screenings

Our company teams up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness on cancer screenings and help ensure access for everyone

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How one senior manages type 2 diabetes

Texan Jerry Kreiner shares how taking his type 2 diabetes diagnosis seriously helped him to still be able to do the things he loves today

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Understanding early-stage cancer

Early cancer detection may lead to better treatment outcomes

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Mitos y realidades sobre la enfermedad neumocócica

Analizamos posibles percepciones erróneas sobre la enfermedad neumocócica y su impacto en niños y adultos.

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When breast cancer hits home

A perspective on courage and perseverance

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At risk for lung cancer? Know the signs & symptoms

Don't gloss over it, visit a doctor -- do it FOR yourself

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Steve’s journey with stage 4 lung cancer

After being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, Steve Behan was determined to not let this historically poor prognosis become a reality

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How compassion saved a transgender woman’s life

Allison Whitaker shares stories about two people who are “the reason I’m still alive today”

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‘Thinking like the bad guys – so we can help catch them’

How we’re fighting the war against criminals who counterfeit medicines and jeopardize patient lives

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Progress in ovarian cancer research - it starts with the patients

Dr. Scot Ebbinghaus, vice president, clinical research

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Podcast: How to bridge diversity gaps in cancer clinical trials

Luther Clark talks with Lazarex Cancer Foundation's Dana Dornsife and Marya Shegog about increasing access among historically underrepresented communities

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Routine doctor visits are down. Here’s why we shouldn’t skip them

Wondering when to go back to the doctor’s office again? The time is now.

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The heartaches, hardships and hopes of 2 ALS caregivers

Two women share the challenges of caring for their husbands with ALS

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How we kept clinical trials on track amid COVID-19

Merck’s head of global clinical trial operations talks pivoting during a worldwide pandemic

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Heart failure: A physician’s perspective

Driven to make a difference By Dr. Joerg Koglin, vice president, therapeutic area head, global clinical development, cardiovascular, Merck Research Laboratories

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I’m a Black woman and stroke survivor - here’s why I joined a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Kieta D. Mutepfa is a participant in the phase 3 COVID-19 clinical trials. She also uses her voice to create an impact on the world

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When diversity in clinical trials is personal

How Adrelia's passion for diversity in clinical trials started close to home

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Clinical trials & the power of diversity

Advancing science powered by greater diversity in our clinical research

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I'm a cancer survivor. Now what?

Your Cancer Story is your go-to online hub for patients, caregivers and survivors dealing with cancer