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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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 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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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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ADHD: Setting the record straight

October is ADHD Awareness Month, aimed at improving the lives of the many millions of children and adults across the country living with ADHD, their families, teachers, and even the professionals working with them. ADHD stands for Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes …

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