Centex Blog

Women In Research: Where We've Been & Where We're Going

Whether it was raising their children or nursing war soldiers back to health, women have always played the role of caregivers within their own families and communities. Faced with prejudice and discrimination for being a woman, it was not until recently that women earned their spot at the power table in a predominantly male world. Let's discuss the progress made thanks to the incredible women who decided to fight for their place in medicine and research. In honor of Women's History Month, keep reading to hear the stories of 2 female pioneers and how they paved the way for women in medicine today. 

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COVID Treatment

But, What if I Catch COVID?

In the process of finding normality and adjustments during these unprecedented times, one might question whether or not we are actually contributing to slowing the spread of this virus as we continue to follow CDC guidelines. While the country continues to execute plans to offer the vaccine to the entire population, let’s elaborate on what progress has been made in terms of treatment options for patients who catch COVID-19.  

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Getting access to a COVID vaccine

COVID Vaccines and What to do in the Meantime

COVID-19 has proven to be one of the deadliest viruses in recorded history. It’s no surprise that people are lining the streets and entering months-long waiting lists to get their vaccines. In a previous blog, we discussed What’s Going on with COVID Vaccines and why we need to continue doing research. Today we will be elaborating on that by discussing who will actually have access to the EUA vaccines and what everyone else should be doing in the meantime. Keep reading to learn how you could get early access to a vaccine candidate.

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Fatty Liver Disease Blog

Five Tips to Better Manage Your NASH Diagnosis

NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease characterized by fatty tissue build-up around the liver that has cause inflammation, scarring, and damage. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rarely shows symptoms until it has progressed far enough to cause damage. In fact, data shows that more than 35% of Americans could be living with fatty liver disease and have no idea.

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What's Going on with the COVID Vaccine

What's Going on with COVID Vaccines?

We’re finally wrapping up 2020, but with a new year comes new research, especially COVID-19 research. There seems to be a lot of confusion around the COVID vaccine candidates and why we would need to continue researching if certain candidates are already approved. Well, we’re here to set the record straight!

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Expecting During COVID-19

Expecting During COVID-19

The first cases of the novel Coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China, as a cluster of pneumonia on December 31st, 2019[1]. It’s official; we’ve almost been dealing with this pandemic for a year. That’s a year’s worth of confusion, panic, anxiety, and depression on scales we’ve never seen before. Expecting mothers and new moms are among the most afflicted, and postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety rates have gone through the roof. Keep reading as we discuss pregnancy, birth, and postpartum depression during COVID-19.

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Holidays and COVID-19

Holiday Season During the Pandemic

2020 has got to go down in history as one of the craziest years recorded. From natural disasters to presidential elections and worldwide pandemics to rumors of wars, times are uncertain, to say the least. Now, the holiday season is coming up, and COVID-19 has never been worse. So, what does this mean for us? Keep reading as we discuss what to expect on the corona-front this holiday season.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Is Alzheimer's in My Genes?

Have you ever wondered if you’re going to develop Alzheimer’s Disease? Maybe your mom is struggling with it right now, or maybe your grandpa on your dad’s side died from it. It may be scary to think about, but how much are you really at risk? In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we discuss a few inheritable traits that family members should know about.

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