Back into Society – COVID-19

In May, each state began the process of phasing us back into society amid a still very active COVID-19 pandemic. Many tossed aside their masks and went back to their usual way of doing things. Others are staying home and waiting out a vaccine or for an “all clear.” Some are cautiously heading out and …

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COVID-19 Clinical Trial Updates

“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” Each day that passes us, there’s new information released about COVID-19 and humanity’s efforts to tackle this global pandemic. The constant updates are enough to make your head spin; so, here’s what you need to know right now. What’s New With COVID-19? …

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COVID-19 Clinical Trial Updates

COVID-19 remains on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and with each state varying it’s reopening stances and policies, many wonder about vaccines and treatment options. But vaccines and treatments don’t just “appear” one day and are available for everyone. They go through a clinical trial process to determine a vaccine or treatment’s safety and effectiveness. …

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Clinical Trial Day: Celebrating 273 Years of Medical Advancements

When you hear ‘clinical trials,’ today you think about research sites, hospitals, and doctor’s offices. What you absolutely don’t think about is a British Royal Navy fleet ship ridden with scurvy, but that’s how clinical trials started! On this day, 273 years ago, surgeon mate James Lind conducted a clinical trial to advance medicine for …

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Coronavirus – How it Spreads and How Vaccines Work

Chances are, there’s not a day that goes by where you don’t hear the words coronavirus. The virus has gripped the world, leaving many glued to their television sets, phones, or other communication devices. With substantial evidence contributing to the fear, the false information floating around further compounds the issue. Through reliable sources, we have …

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Why Are There So Many Awareness Days?!

The answer is simple. Human connection is one of the most significant tools we have to things like health conditions, environmental impacts, social injustice, and more. Awareness events provide an outlet for those connections so we can rally together and show support for the things we are passionate about. There are so many awareness events …

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Clinical Trial Myths We Hate

Clinical trials are conducted on every FDA approved treatment, medication, and therapy. These trials ensure the safety and effectiveness of every study drug, device, and diagnostic tools that are currently available. Human volunteers participating in clinical research make these new options possible. As beautiful as these medical advancements sound, there is still a lot of …

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3 Reasons to Love Clinical Trials

Imagine being told that your 17-year-old daughter has osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone malignancy with one of the lowest survival rates for pediatric cancer. That was the reality Maddy Oliver’s parents faced in 2014. Maddy gained access to a clinical trial through her treating physician and is now attending college as an average, healthy adult. There are many …

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Traveling with an Illness: Holiday Special

The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means that millions will begin booking flights and other travel plans. Traveling in an everyday situation can be stressful but going with an illness can be even more challenging. However, through planning and preparation, you can make any traveling experience easier moving forward. Planning and Preparation Traveling with …

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Are Clinical Trials Right for Me?

In 1938, the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act set the standards for clinical trials and how medications and treatments are evaluated and released to the public. Clinical trials have continued to grow and offer new opportunities for medical advancement. Even over-the-counter medicines, like ibuprofen, exist today because of clinical trials! However, we would be …

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