How to Recognize the Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

kid with juvenile arthritis walking in the woods

Did you know July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month? It is a common myth about arthritis that it only affects older adults, but this is actually not true. Unfortunately, many children in the US have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Almost 300,000 kids are living with the debilitating effects of […]

Accel Research Appoints Melanie VanDemark as Vice President of Medical Affairs

Woman holding up a business card for Dr. Melanie VanDemark

Today, we have announced the appointment of Melanie VanDemark, M.D., FAAFP as Vice President of Medical Affairs. In this role, Dr. VanDemark will provide medical guidance for all of Accel’s research centers. Each of our sites specializes in conducting Phase I-IV clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of promising investigational […]

Does Your Child Need a Tdap Booster?

child receives a Tdap booster shot

The Tdap booster is an important vaccine for preteens and teens. It is a combination vaccine used to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Although most young children and babies are given the Dtap to fortify them against the same three conditions, the protection from the Dtap vaccine […]

June is Men’s Health Month!

Man wearing blue backpack and hiking in honor of men's health month

Time to break out the blue, because June is Men’s Health Month! Started in 1994, Men’s Health Month was created to raise awareness about men’s health issues and get men around the world to start living a healthier lifestyle. There are many health issues afflicting men today from obesity to prostate cancer. […]

GERD: How Do You Find Your Triggers?

what triggers heartburn in patients with GERD?

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you know debilitating the symptoms can be. But what triggers your worse symptoms? Veterans may already have a good idea of what foods trigger heartburn and other issues. If you’re newly diagnosed, this post can help you identify your GERD triggers.   For those who suffer from GERD […]

Lactose Intolerance or Crohn’s Disease: What is the Difference?

Milk used during lactose intolerance clinical studies in Florida

Are you suffering from lactose intolerance or Crohn’s disease? How can you tell the difference? Both conditions can have similar symptoms and even doctors may confuse symptoms of Crohn’s disease for symptoms of the more common lactose intolerance. Although both Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance cause intestinal issues, Crohn’s disease is actually a much […]

International Clinical Trials Day 2016

Clinical trial participant talks to nurse in DeLand, Florida

You may be asking what is International Clinical Trial Day? Why should I care? Started in 2005, International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated on or around May 20th every year. This day is celebrated in honor of the day James Lind started a test on treatments for scurvy aboard the HMS […]

Celebrate World Hypertension Day with a Free Screening

Free blood pressure screenings in DeLand for World Hypertension Day

Does May 17th hold any significance for you? Perhaps it’s your birthday or maybe the date of some special anniversary? Well, we have another reason to mark this day in your calendar, because it is World Hypertension Day 2016. On this important day, health organizations in 46 countries around the […]

The Link Between Hypertension and Diabetes Explained

Diabetic woman discovers she may have high blood pressure

People suffering from type 2 diabetes can often develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. The reason for such a strong link between type 2 diabetes and hypertension is still widely unknown. Due to the increasing rates of inactivity and high-fat, high-sodium diets in the US obesity has become a serious […]

Do I Have IBS or Another Intestinal Disorder?

Women suffering from the symptoms of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an inconvenient and often painful intestinal disorder. It makes the sufferer experience unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms that range from mild to serious. Because some are serious, it is very important to get IBS diagnosed as early as possible. There is no definitive test to diagnose IBS. This is why […]

Diabetes: Are Clinical Trials for Me?

Woman asks about enrolling in a diabetes clinical trial in Florida

Are you living with diabetes? Have you ever considering taking part in a diabetes clinical trial? If so, how do you find out if a clinical trial is right for you? The first step is educating yourself! This article will help you discern whether a diabetes clinical trial could be right […]

Hepatitis C: The HCV Viral Cycle Explained

Image of liver after hepatitis C virus was diagnosed

You’ve likely heard of hepatitis C, but do you know how its viral cycle actually works? Hepatitis C is also referred to as HCV, and it can be acute or chronic. Unfortunately, an HCV diagnosis may take years. This is because people often don’t experience any symptoms. If they do […]

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