ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH: A MESSAGE TO CAREGIVERS

Caring for someone that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease can be difficult. Caregivers must be able to focus on not only their own needs but the needs of the person dealing with a condition that ultimately causes progressive memory loss, a decrease in the ability to think and understand, and even aggression. The effect …

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ADHD: Setting the record straight

October is ADHD Awareness Month, aimed at improving the lives of the many millions of children and adults across the country living with ADHD, their families, teachers, and even the professionals working with them. ADHD stands for Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes …

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September Is Pain Awareness Month: Living with Pain Is No Joke

Arthritis, migraine headaches, celiac disease…all of these conditions have one thing in common – PAIN! Living with pain is no joke. It can be debilitating and affect everyday life. The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month in an effort to raise public awareness about pain and pain management. The American Chronic Pain …

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Common Myths Related to Clinical Trials

Clinical trials play a crucial role in advancing medical research. Many people are often hesitant to consider participating in a clinical research trial because they don’t fully understand the process, or they’ve heard some misleading things. Let’s discuss some of the many common myths surrounding clinical trial participation. Myth 1: Clinical trial participants are just …

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Not All Clinical Studies Are The Same: Here’s Why!

Not every clinical study is the same. From different conditions to different phases, there are many variables that go into each study. According to clinicaltrials.gov, a clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. In a clinical trial, participants may receive different medical products like …

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