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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Everything You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s

It is estimated that 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s-related dementia. A new person is diagnosed every 66 seconds. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but knowing your family history and the signs, can put you on the path to early intervention. Defining Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Scientists …

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health

The concept of mental health encompasses the wellbeing of your body, emotions, and social interactions. When your wellbeing is out of alignment, you can develop mental illness. Living with mental illness has its ups and downs. It doesn’t mean you have to “ride it out” or face it alone. Appropriate support resources and taking an …

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Clinical Trials Q&A-Part II of II

Did you know that every prescription medication you have taken in your life started as an investigational medication that had to be approved through a clinical trial? The same is true about every medical device (knee implant, hip implant, etc.). Did you know that none of these life-changing products would be available today without volunteers …

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Clinical Trials Q&A-Part I of II

“Are you locked in a padded room?” This was an actual question I was asked as a clinical trial recruitment manager by one of the patients I talked to. The recruitment department for a clinical trial site is vital in working with patients that are interested in participating in clinical trials. The recruitment department for a clinical trial site is vital in working with patients that are interested in participating in clinical trials. But I …

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A Look into the Life of an Investigational Drug

A new drug can be discovered in many different ways. If the drug shows promise to add, improve, streamline, or even cure a condition, it follows the same 5 steps to the approval process. The drug development process is strictly regulated by the FDA before any drug becomes available to the public. This rigorous, in-depth …

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Men’s Health Month and Participation in Clinical Trials

June is a perfect time to celebrate the men in our lives! Of course, we celebrate Father’s Day, but June is also the official Men’s Health Month. In this blog, we are going to talk about men’s health, male participation in clinical trials, and why the two are related. You may be surprised to see …

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Teen Moms, the Struggle is Real

Becoming a mom at any age is hard. Your body changes, your hormones go crazy and let’s not forget you are now responsible for this tiny human you have just created. Going through all of this plus being a teen mom only makes life that much harder. In honor of Teen Pregnancy Prevention month, here …

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The Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials

We all know the importance of clinical trials in general. Without them, there would be no new treatment options available, or at least no new safe and effective treatment options. Who knows what could be readily available to the public without the extensive research that goes into putting a new drug onto the market! The …

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Let’s Talk Poo!

In honor of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, awareness month we are starting a rather interesting conversation about, well poo. It’s not the most comfortable conversation, and it could be kind of embarrassing, but there is no shame in our game! There are real people out there that are suffering, and they deserve to be …

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