Calling All Women!

Over 2,000 years ago, during an influenza outbreak, it was first noticed that women respond differently to disease than men. They also do not respond the same to treatments. Despite this, many current therapies have only been evaluated in men. The progress of addressing the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials is improving at a …

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Watch Your Heart! Simple Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Knowing how to prevent heart disease is a necessary skill. We all need to watch our hearts daily so that we can keep our hearts healthy! Heart disease comes in many forms and affects people at any age. So, here are some simple steps experts recommend taking to help prevent heart disease. What is Heart …

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Kids and Research

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A few months back, my niece and nephew participated in an eczema study for children. Before considering their participation, my sister-in-law called me one night for advice. She knew I had a research background. I gave her facts, working hard not to push. I also know the great lengths they go through to keep every …

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What We’ve Learned from COVID

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To date, 30 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the United States, and over 540,000 related deaths. Over the last year, global efforts have contributed to the availability of multiple therapies, vaccines, and diagnostic tools to the public to fight the virus effectively. Though prevalent, COVID-19 comes in 3rd on the list of …

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Flu Vaccine vs. COVID-19 Vaccine

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All of us have heard how the coronavirus is just like the flu, or how the flu kills more people each year than COVID-19. The reality is, though they both share similarities, there are real differences that set these two apart. These differences also explain why vaccines are necessary for both the flu and COVID-19 …

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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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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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