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.
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.
First of all, congratulations on taking the first step to helping us provide a better tomorrow for future generations! There could be no medical advancements without clinical trials, but there would be no clinical trials with out volunteers like you. You are so important and so appreciated!
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.” In honor of this awareness month, we will be discussing the importance of diversity in clinical trials, especially for minority groups.
Amidst the crisis COVID-19 has brought, our doctors are being tried more than ever. We should never forget the risk they put themselves at every single day, but today, March 30th, 2020 is National Doctor’s Day, and we are honoring our brave Principle Investigators at each of our locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.