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5 Diseases That May Be Cured Within Our Lifetime

5 Diseases That May Be Cured Within Our Lifetime

February 25, 2019
5 Diseases That May Be Cured Within Our Lifetime Thanks to clinical research and the dedicated efforts of medical professionals, many diseases have been eradicated over the last 100 years. Modern treatments exist...
How Does Weight Affect Health?

How Does Weight Affect Health?

January 29, 2019
How Does Weight Affect Health?With the new year only a few weeks in and many people trying to lose that extra holiday weight, now is a good time to consider the long-term effects of weight gain—packing on some...
5 Tips to Stay Healthy in the New Year

5 Tips to Stay Healthy in the New Year

January 10, 2019
It’s that time of year! Many people are reflecting on the last 365 days and thinking forward to the next. Have you set any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Did you fulfill your resolutions for 2018?  One of...
How does kidney dialysis affect the body?

How does kidney dialysis affect the body?

October 29, 2018
What do kidneys do? The kidneys, two fist-sized organs located on either side of the spine, perform a life-sustaining role in the body— removing toxins from the body, regulating fluids and preventing excessive...
What Do You Need to Know About Clinical Trials?

What Do You Need to Know About Clinical Trials?

September 28, 2018
The overarching goal of clinical studies is to determine whether existing medical treatments can be modified for increased effectiveness, and/or whether new medical advancements are more effective than standard...
How Does Clinical Research Lead to New Scientific Breakthroughs?

How Does Clinical Research Lead to New Scientific Breakthroughs?

March 30, 2018
In the mid-1700s, physician James Lind conducted the first controlled clinical trial in order to find a cure for sailors suffering from scurvy. Through his research, he discovered that citrus fruits such as oranges...
Who Oversees Clinical Trials?

Who Oversees Clinical Trials?

February 21, 2018
Clinical trials are carefully conducted studies—using human volunteers—which are used to test potential medical treatments with an end goal of receiving an FDA approval for usages in a wider population. Any and...
What Is the Placebo Effect?

What Is the Placebo Effect?

December 27, 2017
“I’m a Cub Scout Camp Leader. When the kids start crying and want to go home, we just give them ‘homesick medicine’,” reads a submission on PlaceboArchive.org. “The kids always feel better within 15...
A Day in the Life of a Clinical Study Participant

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Study Participant

November 30, 2017
Clinical trials are vital to the medical advancement process and to the development of new treatments. Clinical research participants get to play an active role in the development of modern medicine and health...
Clinical Research FAQ

Clinical Research FAQ

October 25, 2017
Clinical Research FAQ If you are new to the world of clinical trials, the terminology and procedures can be unfamiliar and even intimidating. The good news is that every medication that undergoes a clinical trial...
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