Resolutions and Research

New Year, New Studies

As the calendar turns over, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement and prioritize our well-being in the new year. It’s a season of resolutions, a time to focus on health, and an opportunity to address medical conditions that may have taken a back seat in our busy lives. In this blog, we’ll …

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Embrace a Healthier New Year!

As we bid farewell to the old and usher in the new, many of us set resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. Whether it’s improving physical fitness, adopting a balanced diet, or enhancing mental well-being, the start of a new year serves as a powerful motivator for positive change. Read more below about practical tips for …

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Why Are Placebos Used in Clinical Research?

Clinical trials are the backbone of medical research, paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in healthcare. One crucial element of these trials is the use of placebos, inert substances with no therapeutic effect. While the idea of administering something that lacks active ingredients may seem counterintuitive, the use of placebos plays a vital …

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5 Clinical Trial Myths Debunked

The misinformation surrounding clinical trials goes back decades and has a major impact on people’s willingness to volunteer. Many are hesitant to even consider a clinical trial because they don’t fully understand the process. Keep in mind, without clinical trials there would be no medical advancements and the medications we have available to us today would …

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Reasons to Participate in a Clinical Trial in 2023

One of the most rewarding parts of participating in a clinical trial is that you are helping to advance medicine. But did you know that there are other major benefits to becoming a participant? Here are our top 8 reasons to participate in a clinical trial in 2023. 1. Compensation May Be Available Many clinical …

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Taking Local Research Studies Across the World

Research studies, map

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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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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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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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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Why Do We Need Clinical Trials?

An ad for an osteoarthritis clinical research study comes across your newsfeed one day while browsing Facebook. Your OA has been tough to manage, and you notice that no insurance is required to participate in the study and that you may even be compensated for study-related time and travel. You’re not really sure what’s involved, …

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