Our Founders

Our research facility here at the Florida Institute for Clinical Research (FICR) has one mission: to better the healthcare industry not just in our community, but worldwide. The medical studies we conduct to detect, prevent, and treat various medical conditions help to improve the quality of life of those affected by these conditions. FICR is …

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Virtual Clinical Trials

COVID-19 has changed so much about how we live our daily lives. Innovation and creativity have helped businesses quickly make the changes need to keep them running in the wake of social distancing requirements. For instance, restaurants opened curbside services where patrons can pick up their favorite meal with a call ahead. In the medical …

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Pulmonary Disease 411

The lungs are what bring oxygen into the body and send out carbon dioxide. It does this thousands of times a day. Every cell in the body needs oxygen to remain healthy and stay alive, making it vital for the lungs to function properly. Millions of people have pulmonary disease, making it one of the …

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Asthma & COVID

May is a peak time for those that suffer from asthma and allergies. With more than 60 million Americans suffering from asthma and allergies, May has been designated as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Keeping these conditions in check is essential in everyday circumstances, but in the thick of COVID-19, the significance is critical. Asthma …

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FAQ’s Regarding Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

If you’re considering participating in a clinical trial, you may have some questions. Participation in a trial is a big decision and should not be taken lightly and without knowledge of the facts. Unfortunately, there is a good amount of speculation relating to clinical trials and what it really means to participate. To help you …

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Now more than ever, vaccines have been on the forefront of our minds as we navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic. How do vaccines work and how long does it take to produce them are some common questions we are all asking. Our team has put together some information on vaccines that we hope will help …

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Diabetes Type 2 – How Clinical Research Makes a Difference

For those that have Type 2 Diabetes, there are numerous treatment options available today to help manage and control blood sugars.  As with all medications, scientists have worked to find new, innovative treatment options that will improve the lives of those living with Type 2 Diabetes.  But there is really only one way to know …

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Alzheimer’s: The Staggering Statistics

Alzheimer’s: The Staggering Statistics Before any signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) becomes apparent, microscopic changes in the brain begin. Abnormal structures like plaques and tangles are the suspected cause of the damage that occurs. Alzheimer’s cannot be diagnosed with certainty until after death, though the current diagnostic tools we have can get us reasonably close. …

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Can COPD Be Reversed?

According to the CDC, around 16 million people in the U.S. have COPD. In many cases, those affected chalk up the shortness of breath, frequent respiratory infections, and other symptoms to the aging process. Often, symptoms don’t appear until significant lung damage has occurred. But can COPD be reversed? To answer this, you need to understand more …

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Clinical Trials Explained

Clinical Trials Info

The Florida Institute for Clinical Research’s (FICR) mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults around the world by bettering the healthcare industry. FICR accomplishes this mission every day by conducting clinical research studies to help develop new medical treatments, diagnostic tools and preventative methods for all kinds of medical conditions …

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