National Diabetes Month: A Journey into Awareness and Action

As the vibrant autumn leaves fall and temperatures drop, November not only marks the season of gratitude but also serves as a reminder to observe National Diabetes Month. This annual observance is a crucial time to deepen our understanding of diabetes, shed light on its various forms, and emphasize the importance of proactive awareness. Read …

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Are Research Studies Right for Me?

Are research studies right for me? Learn more about the clinical trial process in our blog!

The U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, established in 1938, helped set the standard for research studies today, shaping how medications and treatments are evaluated and released. Since then, clinical trials have expanded to offer groundbreaking opportunities for medical advancements. However, there are still some misconceptions surrounding research studies. We’re here to run through the …

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Why Clinical Trial Diversity Is Important

Diversity in clinical research is crucial. Find out why in our blog.

Clinical trial diversity is important because, historically, minority populations have been underrepresented in clinical trial participation. There are several reasons why this has happened. These reasons include language barriers, lack of awareness and trust, and fear of cost and health insurance.  Recent trial data has revealed an alarming trend. African Americans make up around 5% …

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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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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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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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COVID-19 Clinical Trial Updates – May 2020

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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