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 […]

9 Unusual Reasons You’re Feeling Tired Today

Tired woman falls asleep during meeting

Do you often feel tired during the day? You probably know if you’re getting enough high-quality sleep at night, but that’s not always enough. Clinical research has shown that there are some really unusual reasons for feeling tired during the day. Side Note: Did you know that March is Sleep Awareness […]

How Does Kidney Disease Affect Your Sexual Health?

Man's kidney disease impacts his sexual health and relationship

The short answer is yes, kidney disease can affect your sexual health. Though many people may consider the obvious health declines correlated with kidney disease, such as fluid buildup and subsequent swelling or vomiting, few will acknowledge the potential sexual decline that can occur as a result of kidney disease as […]

5 High Cholesterol Myths Debunked!

Doctor wants to debunk high cholesterol myths

How much do you know about cholesterol? Most people don’t know as much as they may think. Our team of physicians receive plenty of questions about conditions like high cholesterol, so this post will come in handy. Here we’ll take a look at the most common high cholesterol myths and the underlying truths. […]

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Kidneys?

Nurse raises awareness for diabetes complications like kidney disease

Kidney damage is one of the more common long-term complications of diabetes. It is referred to as diabetic nephropathy or diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Diabetic kidney disease is a result of vascular abnormalities that happen because of diabetes. What Does Diabetes Do To Your Kidneys? Your small blood vessels can […]

What Causes COPD? 5 Factors that Put You at Risk!

Man wonders what caused his COPD symptoms

Most people have heard of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but do you know what causes COPD? Most cases were caused by something that irritates the lungs over the course of many years. The unfortunate truth is that there are several risk factors that could apply to you, but knowing what causes COPD will allow you […]

5 Most Common Types of Hypertension Medication

Woman discusses new hypertension medication with her doctor

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that occurs when the force of the blood pumping through your arteries is too high. It is also called hypertension. This cardiovascular condition increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Known as “the silent killer” because of its lack of symptoms, it’s important to […]

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