Flu Vaccine vs. COVID-19 Vaccine

Flu vs. COVID-19 vaccine, woman with pointing finger

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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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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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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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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Traveling with an Illness: Holiday Special

The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means that millions will begin booking flights and other travel plans. Traveling in an everyday situation can be stressful but going with an illness can be even more challenging. However, through planning and preparation, you can make any traveling experience easier moving forward. Planning and Preparation Traveling with …

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Are Clinical Trials Right for Me?

In 1938, the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act set the standards for clinical trials and how medications and treatments are evaluated and released to the public. Clinical trials have continued to grow and offer new opportunities for medical advancement. Even over-the-counter medicines, like ibuprofen, exist today because of clinical trials! However, we would be …

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Keep Your Patients Interested: Tips & Tricks

Between seeing patients for other studies, attending SIVs, compliance reviews, and recruitment meetings, finding time to call those leads is tough. No big deal, right? Wrong.  When a person submits their application, you are at the very peak of interest at that moment. Almost immediately, the excitement begins to lessen, disappearing a little bit at …

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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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