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Asthma: The Springtime Terror

While most would associate the springtime with beautiful weather and blooming flowers, for others, this may mean frequent exposure to asthma attack triggers. As this beautiful spring weather shows up, let’s discuss the difference between adult and childhood asthma and how the springtime could look a little bit different for someone who has this condition.  

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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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The Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trials

Although most events and celebrations are cancelled due to COVID-19, April is still National Minority Health Month. According to the NIH, “National Minority Health Month is an effort to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations.”[1] In honor of this awareness month, we will be discussing the importance of diversity in clinical trials, especially for minority groups.

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Risks vs. Benefits of Clinical Trials

Risks vs. Benefits of Clinical Trials

Participating in a clinical trial is a great opportunity, but how do you know if it's the right fit for you? Everyone is different and what could be very beneficial to one person may be harmful to another. It would be best if you always ask your doctor before joining a study, but also take into consideration the risks and benefits for yourself and your situation.

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Clinical Trials: Know the Lingo

Clinical Trials: Know the Lingo!

So, you’re interested in participating in clinical research! With benefits like potential access to breakthrough treatment options and the opportunity to help advance medicine for future generations, it’s no surprise. But there are a few things to know before you get started. Below are a few terms you should familiarize yourself with when considering a study.

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Phases of Clinical Research

The Phases of Clinical Research

Clinical research is vital to understanding how a treatment will interact with the human body. However, even after years of education and regulations, research still gets a bad rap. Why? Many people equate participation to mad scientists, dark rooms and lab rats (oh my!); but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Before any treatment is made available to the public, they go through several phases of testing. Keep reading to learn more about the 4 phases of human testing.

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Informed Consent - Clinical Trials

Everything You Need to Know About Informed Consent

To many, the term "informed consent" can sound intimidating. Literally, the Informed Consent is a document that says you fully understand and agree to participate in a clinical research study. Yet, it is much more than a document; it is a process that must be conducted per the laws on research. This process is put in place to protect the safety and rights of each person who chooses to participate in a clinical research study.

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What is a clinical trial?

So, What is a Clinical Trial Anyway?

If you’re here, you’ve probably seen or heard ads on the TV, radio, or even social media about these wonderful opportunities called clinical trials. So now you’re wondering, what is a clinical trial anyway? Keep reading to start learning all you need to know about clinical trials and how to get involved.

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