Staying Active with COPD

Everyone knows exercise should be a part of any healthy lifestyle. When you have COPD, difficulties breathing make it hard to understand how staying active is possible. Believe it or not, exercising your body and learning how to breathe better when you have COPD has many benefits. For one, it makes it easier to breathe. …

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Managing your COPD

Managing Your COPD

COPD causes breathing difficulties, and nothing is more important when you can’t breathe. COPD can be challenging but managing your condition can improve your quality of life. Each person’s experience can vary with this condition, so how they manage it will differ. However, there are some general guidelines to consider when working with your doctor …

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Understand the 4 stages of COPD

Stages of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that affect the lungs and cause breathlessness. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) scale determines the stage of COPD for a person. The scale considers several things before classifying an individual’s COPD into four stages: mild, moderate, severe, and very severe. Stage …

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Diabetes: what 1 in 5 don't know

Diabetes: What 1 in 5 Don’t know

34.2 million American adults have diabetes. However, 1 in 5 don’t know they have it. Diabetes is a chronic condition that can affect many areas of the body. It’s a growing issue, more than doubling the new cases each year. Anyone can develop it, and most types can be prevented. Therefore, knowing your risk and …

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The truth about COPD, blog, clinical research

The Truth About COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a chronic lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. It affects millions and is the third leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. The truth about COPD is that difficulty breathing is only the beginning. Still, it is treatable and often preventable if you act now. …

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FICR experienced rescue site, blog

FICR: An Experienced Rescue Site

If you’re a sponsor or CRO, adding additional site locations can beef up efforts when a trial is struggling to meet enrollment targets. If you are behind and need to ramp up recruitment efforts, choosing the right rescue site is extremely important. Keep reading to learn more about the Florida Institute for Clinical Research (FICR) …

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Participate in clinical trials in the new year, group of diverse people

Participate in Clinical Trials in the New Year

Every person’s body is different, and other variances like age and gender play a significant role in responding to and processing treatments. In addition, many medical conditions remain without a specific therapy to ease the symptoms for those diagnosed. Scientists and researchers work to develop options to fill these gaps. The new potential opportunities are …

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Flu vs. COVID-19: What You Need to Know

We’ve all seen the responses in social and mainstream media that tout, “COVID-19 is just like the flu.” Health officials have a different view. It’s true; the numbers showed that the flu was much more prevalent and dangerous in the beginning. But just shy of a year later, the devastation left by the virus surpassed …

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Diversity in Clinical Trials

Diversity in clinical trials has never been more critical than right now. Diverse populations continue to be misrepresented in studies. All people can react differently to treatments and drugs, making it imperative that diversity be present. Unfortunately, barriers exist that contribute to the lack of participation. These can range from lack of confidence in medical …

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Pediatric Research

Pediatric Research: Essential to Improving Treatment Options

Pediatricians focus on the health of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to 21 years. They address their physical, social, and emotional needs by focusing on preventing, detecting, and managing conditions that affect children. Pediatricians work to reduce infant and child mortality, foster healthy lifestyles, and ease the day-to-day difficulties of those with …

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