Join Us for a Blood Drive on July 9th

Come donate blood in DeLand

Do you have any major plans for July 9th? We’d love for you to come out from 11 AM – 4 PM that Thursday for a blood drive to support the American Red Cross. The team at Avail Clinical Research is teaming up with OneBlood and WMMO 98.9 for this […]

Summer Travel Tips for Gastroparesis

Woman with gastroparesis traveling in Europe

Are you living with gastroparesis? This condition can be difficult enough to control when staying at home, but traveling presents a whole new list of challenges. If you’re going to travel with a chronic illness, than preparation is essential. It is possible to manage your gastroparesis symptoms while also having […]

What Are the Most Common Signs of Fibromyalgia?

Doctor discusses implications of chronic pain with patient

Are you concerned that you might have fibromyalgia? This syndrome is extremely hard to diagnose and it’s quite common for cases to go years before it’s identified. Your doctor will not be able to tell right away either, since there are no scans or blood tests for fibromyalgia. Perhaps you have been […]

7 Foods That’ll Lower High Blood Pressure

Bowl of oatmeal with heart healthy berries

This may come as a shock, but studies have shown that about 70 million adults in America have high blood pressure– that’s nearly 1 in every 3 people! It’s a serious health problem in this country. In fact, high blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading cause of kidney disease, heart […]

Have Arthritis? 6 Teas to Try this Summer!

Woman with arthritis serving tea

Are you a fan of tea? Well, you might not realize just what kind of benefit this ancient beverage can provide for arthritis sufferers. Tea possesses some incredible anti-inflammatory properties which could help provide some relief against inflamed joints. Tea can easily compliment ongoing arthritis treatments designed to reduce pain […]

What Causes Kidney Disease & Renal Impairment?

Woman with hypertension at risk for renal impairment

Did you know that about 26 million Americans are living with kidney disease? The CDC estimates that 1 in every 10 adults has developed some level of renal impairment, but most don’t even realize they are at risk. Research has helped identify many of the most common risk factors. If […]

8 Travel Tips for Arthritis Patients

Woman with arthritis relaxing on Florida vacation

Summer time is right around the corner and that means vacations are coming up for many of our readers. Unfortunately for someone living with osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), traveling can come with it’s own unique set of issues. In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month this year, we wanted […]

IBS Awareness Month – 6 Tips for Avoiding Flare-Ups

Woman bedridden due to severe IBS symptoms

In case you haven’t heard, April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. The event has helped garner more support for people living with this chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder since 1997. Perhaps the most important message here is that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers are not alone in their struggle against […]

7 Clinical Trial Facts that Every Participant Should Know

Physicians discusses clinical trials with patient

From cancer to diabetes, several extraordinary medical breakthroughs have been made over the last 10 years thanks to clinical trials. Unfortunately, national trends show that many clinics struggle to find people willing to participate in their clinical trials. This will have a significant impact on the progress we are able […]

What is Gastroparesis?

Woman suffering from gastroparesis symptoms on couch

For the average person, the stomach usually doesn’t take longer than 2 hours to empty after a full meal. It’s a bodily function many take for granted unless they’re affected by a gastric disorder called gastroparesis. This condition causes the stomach to empty much slower. While it may not sound like much, […]

What Are Anxiety Disorders? [Infographic]

Woman dealing with anxiety

We all struggle with some level of anxiety from time to time, but not many realize how common panic disorders or social anxiety is. These conditions are quite difficult to diagnose, especially when professionals overlook the warning signs sometimes. Unfortunately, there is no cure for those who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, […]

Did You Know it’s National Kidney Month?

Man talks about National Kidney Month at town meeting

Have you heard the word yet? March is National Kidney Month and we are working to get the conversation started here in Central Florida. With around 31 million Americans living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are more than enough reasons to join in the effort to help raise awareness […]

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