The Obesity – Asthma Connection

It is no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Today, more Americans meet the medical standard of obesity than ever before, officially classifying it as a “disease.” Generally, obesity is characterized by excessive body fat accumulation. To understand where you fall within this disease, one of the first things you …

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What is Hypothyroidism?

The thyroid is a tiny butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that produces hormones that can affect every part of your body, from your brain to your skin.   Hypothyroidism, otherwise known as an underactive thyroid gland, is a prevalent condition, especially in women. It occurs when your thyroid is not producing enough …

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Let’s Debunk Clinical Trial Myths

Clinical trials are crucial in advancing medical research and improving healthcare outcomes. Unfortunately, misconceptions surrounding clinical trials can deter individuals from participating or fully understanding their importance. In this blog, we will explore a few critical facts about clinical trials and debunk some common myths while hopefully shedding light on the significance of these trials …

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Let’s Talk About Clinical Trials

Anyone who takes a drug today, whether over the counter or prescribed, is benefiting from the work and time of scientists, doctors, and volunteers who have helped bring our current treatments to the public. This work happens through clinical trials, which assess the safety and efficacy of those medications.  Volunteering for a clinical study for …

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Embracing the New Year: A Guide to Volunteering for Clinical Trials

As we head into a new year filled with hope and opportunities, many individuals are considering ways to positively impact both their lives and the lives of others. Volunteering for clinical trials is one way to contribute to scientific advancements and medical breakthroughs. Clinical trials are essential in developing new treatments, medications, and medical technologies. …

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Embracing the Spirit of Giving: Supporting Clinical Trial Research During the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are filled with the spirit of giving and generosity. While it’s a time for festive celebrations and cherished moments with loved ones, it’s also an opportunity to extend our support to important causes. One such cause that often goes unnoticed during this time is clinical trial research. …

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The COVID-FLU Combination Vaccine

Combination vaccines, which aim to protect against multiple diseases with a single shot, have long been a subject of interest in the world of medicine. In recent years, the idea of developing a combination vaccine for both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu has gained prominence. Let’s delve into the research and studies surrounding this intriguing …

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Flu Season is Almost Here

Navigating Flu Season: How to Better Prepare for a Healthier Season

As the leaves start to change colors and the temperatures drop, we are reminded that flu season is just around the corner. Each year, the flu virus makes its unwelcome return, affecting millions worldwide. While we can’t eliminate the risk of getting sick, we can take several proactive steps to better prepare ourselves and our …

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Cytomegalovirus and Its Impact on Adolescent Girls

In the realm of viral infections, one often hears about well-known viruses like the flu or the common cold. However, a less discussed but potentially serious virus known as Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can impact young people, especially young women. This inconspicuous virus can significantly affect the health of 16 to 18-year-old girls, leading to various health …

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