Taking Local Research Studies Across the World

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Research studies help make advancements in the detection, treatment, and prevention of medical conditions possible. Currently, 349,708 research studies are covering all 50 states and 216 countries. While the global effort shows prevalence in available study options, none of these advancements are possible without volunteers participating. Imagine as a committed research volunteer being able to …

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What You Missed During COVID19

COVID-19 seems like an all-consuming black hole sucking all of our energy, attention, and plans. Fortunately, the world has continued to move forward despite this. Research is one of those areas the world has a spotlight on for COVID-19 related vaccines and treatments. As we all know, other diseases exist outside of the coronavirus that …

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Summer, Volunteering, and COVID19

COVID-19 has put a damper on many things. Businesses have had to let people go because they cannot sustain revenues, and we are on the choppy ride of the second wave of the virus infection. Most schools are out for the summer, and many are left wondering when it will end, and what they can …

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The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a universal label that defines the symptoms of mental decline associated with Alzheimer’s and other brain conditions. Typically, there are three stages that Alzheimer’s disease slowly progresses through. These are early (mild), middle (moderate), and late (severe). Over 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s …

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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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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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