Protect Yourself During This National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there's still time to get vaccinated against flu.

When was the last time you had the flu? For many Americans, the answer to this question may be a head scratch or a shoulder shrug. You may not remember the last time you were sick with the flu virus because it has been in relative hiding recently. The protective measures that have been in place against COVID-19 over the … Read More

American Diabetes Month — Why Diabetes Research Is Important 

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Diabetes is a health condition that can have far-ranging impacts on your health, affecting the way that you move, the way that you think, the way that you feel in your own skin, and the way that you perceive your environment. Diabetes is also highly prevalent, with 1 in 10 adults in the United States experiencing the condition and 1 … Read More

Vaccines Aren’t Trendy, They’re Essential

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Vaccines are the most important thing we can do for ourselves and our children to protect against various illnesses. They do this by helping prepare our immune systems to fight off infections and prevent disease. Vaccines prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide. Thus, they aren't trendy when we think about vaccines; they’re essential. How Vaccines Work The COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

Mental Health: Signs to Recognize

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a time to protect and promote the emotional well-being of everyone globally. Mental health symptoms can vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Thus, it’s not always easy to know if what you’re experiencing may pass on its own or whether it’s something that may require professional help. In honor of … Read More

How Stress Affects Your Health

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Self-preservation is hard-coded into our bodies and reveals itself in various ways. Your stress response is a series of changes triggered by the brain that prepare your body to face a real or perceived threat. While the body was made to handle these short-term boosts, chronic or long-term stress can have lasting effects on your health. Fight or Flight Stress … Read More

Cytomega-What?

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The Cytomegalovirus (sai-tow-meh-guh-low) is a virus that infects almost a third of children by the age of five, and between 50%-80% of adults have been infected by the time they’re 40 years old. Most otherwise healthy people will likely experience no symptoms and have no idea they’ve been infected. CMV has likely never been on your radar unless you are … Read More

HPV Diagnosis, Now What?

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Although 4 out of 5 people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their lives, receiving a positive test for it can still be surprising. Most cases go away on their own, but some types can cause genital warts and cancers. The good news is that knowing you have an HPV diagnosis means you can do something about it. Here’s … Read More

Advancing Medicine Takes Heart

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 Improving Options for Top Women’s Healthcare Issues Women are unique and diverse both as individuals and as a whole. These are some of the driving forces behind the demand for better care solutions for conditions prevalent in women. The clinical trials we conduct here evaluate potential new options for some of the top health issues women face. Here are three … Read More

Why You Should Volunteer in a Trial

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Giving back in a meaningful way as an individual is a great way to help others and strengthen your community. Volunteering also comes with life-changing personal benefits not everyone knows about. Do you want to help others in the New Year? Keep reading to learn why you should consider volunteering in a clinical trial! Volunteers and Clinical Trials When most … Read More

Clinical Trials: Diverse Groups Of Participants Are Needed Now More Than Ever

Why Clinical Trials are Safe Prior to new medicines being mass-produced and available to doctors to prescribe, clinical trials must be conducted in order to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of that medicine. Data from these clinical trials are required as a condition of approval by regulatory authorities such as the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Clinical Trials in … Read More