Be Proactive This National Diabetes Month

Introduction: A Breakdown of Diabetes The estimated total population of Mexico is 130 million. Shockingly, the estimated number of US adults with diabetes is also 130 million. Let that sink in for a second. If you have diabetes, you are not alone in managing this difficult disease. November is National Diabetes Month. This focused month aims …

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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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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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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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September Is Pain Awareness Month: Living with Pain Is No Joke

Arthritis, migraine headaches, celiac disease…all of these conditions have one thing in common – PAIN! Living with pain is no joke. It can be debilitating and affect everyday life. The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month in an effort to raise public awareness about pain and pain management. The American Chronic Pain …

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World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month is a global campaign focused on raising awareness and challenging the stigma that surrounds dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease, but an umbrella term used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. …

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Common Myths Related to Clinical Trials

Clinical trials play a crucial role in advancing medical research. Many people are often hesitant to consider participating in a clinical research trial because they don’t fully understand the process, or they’ve heard some misleading things. Let’s discuss some of the many common myths surrounding clinical trial participation. Myth 1: Clinical trial participants are just …

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