Weather and Medical Conditions

It’s been a wives’ tale for years. Grandmothers across the world have predicted the rain when their joints swell and ache. There have been many studies on the effect of rain on joints, but the weather undeniably affects our bodies. The changes in the weather have been known to impact the human body in both …

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Why Don’t I Qualify for a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials follow a strictly regulated process approved and monitored by the FDA before you ever see an investigational treatment on the market. Each trial has set and defined participant criteria to protect volunteers, and each clinical trials requires a variety of volunteers. If you’ve applied for a clinical trial and been turned away, you …

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Autumn Care for Those with Lupus

For many, autumn is a time of corn mazes, Halloween costumes, and the coveted pumpkin spice lattes. If you have lupus, every change of the season means managing your symptoms a little different. Living with an autoimmune disease like lupus means one day you could be fine, then the next, you’re not. Here are some …

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Gardening in the Autumn with RA

Autumn is here and if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the cooler weather may bring temporary relief before the harsh winter. Gardening in the Autumn can keep your joints healthy and your kitchen full. Gardening, in general, has health benefits for those diagnosed with RA and when you use the right tools and methods …

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Meet the Team

Dr. Paul Dalgin and his wife Judith opened Stamford Therapeutics Consortium (STC) in 1994 with the sole mission to conduct the highest quality clinical trials. Clinical trials are used to develop treatments of all kinds for many diseases, disorders, and other ailments. These clinical trials are closely monitored by the Food and Drug Administration to …

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Autoimmune Coping

There are over 100 distinct autoimmune diseases that affect more than 50 million people every day. The symptoms are commonly shared cross different medical specialties and can affect all organs. Fatigue, inflammation, achy muscles, and skin rashes are a few of those. Although some autoimmune diseases can have periods of remission, most require daily management. …

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Women and Lupus: What Gives?

Many autoimmune diseases are more common among women than men. In fact, nine out of ten patients with lupus are women, and physicians and researchers currently do not understand why. Clinical research is playing a vital role in discovering why conditions like lupus affect more women than men. Read on to find out more. What …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Vs. Arthritis

Think rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (also commonly known as arthritis) are the same things? Spoiler alert! They aren’t. Arthritis is a general term used to classify over 100 joint diseases. The common symptoms among these joint diseases are joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and a loss in the range of motion, but you guessed it, there …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis-History and Future

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease which means that it causes our immune system to attack healthy parts of our body. In RA, the joints are the target. The inflammation thickens the tissue that lines the joints (synovium), creating swelling and pain inside and outside of the joints. If left untreated, joint damage, …

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Famous with Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. The symptoms can mimic other common conditions, making the path to diagnosis a challenging one. With around 1 in every 2,000 people diagnosed in the United States, lupus shows no discrimination. What is Lupus? Autoimmune diseases turn your body’s immune defense …

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