Have You Gotten an A1C Test?
As the end of November draws near, so does the end of Diabetes Awareness Month. However, it is still important to continue spreading awareness for diabetes. As a disease that affects almost 30 million Americans, it is crucial to stress the importance of getting tested for type 2 diabetes and […]
We’re Expanding Clinical Trial Opportunities in Volusia County
Avail Clinical Research, a clinical research facility specializing in Phase I-IV clinical trials, announces a major initiative to expand clinical trial participation within Volusia County, Florida. This research initiative involves partnerships with local physicians to bring research studies into their own practices. At these facilities, Avail provides clinical staff and […]
It’s COPD Awareness Month: Should You Get Screened?
Did you know that November is COPD Awareness Month? This event offers serves as a great opportunity for organizations like ours to raise awareness for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in our community. Throughout the month, we are offering free pulmonary function tests to anyone who’d like to make an appointment. This is a part […]
Pulmonary Rehab for COPD: Is it Right for You?
Have you been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? This can be an extremely difficult and debilitating condition to live with. You may find that you are constantly short of breath and have difficulty with simple tasks, such as walking or climbing up stairs. Tired of struggling for breath and […]
Strontium Ranelate: Future Treatment for Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis, affecting up to 27 million people in the United States. If you are living with osteoarthritis, then you know just how painful and debilitating it can be. Because this painful condition affects so many people, it is […]
Get Migraines? A Promising New Therapy Could Help
If you’re one of the nearly 35 million Americans who suffer from recurrent migraine headaches, you’re quite familiar with the different treatments that are available. Depending on what triggers an attack and the severity of the symptoms, a course of treatment can prove to be relatively ineffective. So what’s the […]
How to Deal with Hot Flashes at Home and Work
Whether you are at home or at work, hot flashes are never a comfortable thing to deal with. Unfortunately, they are something most women must face inevitably as they move into the perimenopause and menopause stages of life. However, that does not mean you have to suffer through your hot […]
Why Too Much “Good Cholesterol” May Be a Bad Thing!
Have you heard that higher levels of “good cholesterol” can lower your risk for cardiovascular disease? According to findings from a new study conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, this may not be the case. Before looking at the results of the […]
Should Low Testosterone be Treated with Hormone Therapy?
Menopause is a natural phenomenon that marks the end of menstruation and typically occurs one year after a woman’s last cycle. The average age of menopause onset is 51 for American females. After menopause, women can still maintain a healthy physical and sexual drive. However, the physical and emotional symptoms of […]
Zika Vaccines Moving to Phase I Clinical Trials Soon
As the fear over the Zika virus continues to build among Floridians, the need for a Zika vaccine is ever more apparent. Fortunately, new Zika vaccines are moving into human testing. With the beginning of phase I clinical trials on these vaccines comes hope for a possible solution to this […]
Why is there Informed Consent in Clinical Trials?
If you are thinking about enrolling in a clinical trial, an important part of the process is reading and signing an informed consent form. However, you might be wondering what is informed consent and why is it important? Many people believe informed consent is as simple as getting the […]
Should You Enroll in a COPD Clinical Trial?
Are you living with COPD? Considering taking part in a COPD clinical trial? If so, how do you know if this is the right thing for you to do? This is a question that our principal investigators are asked often. That’s where the idea for this post came from. If […]
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