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A Day in the Life: Pediatric Diabetes

Pediatric diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires daily management to keep sugar levels controlled. The journey is challenging for both child and parent. It may surprise you what a day in the life looks like for the families affected by pediatric diabetes. What Children Experience with Pediatric Diabetes Sugar is an essential fuel for …

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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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Kids in Research

Clinical research studies are the mechanism that determines if promising new treatments and detection methods are safe and effective. Since every individual’s body works differently, it’s essential to include different races, genders, ages, and ethnic groups in these studies. When it comes to kids participating in research, there’s a lot of hesitation, but it doesn’t …

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Cholesterol is a type of fat your body makes. Cholesterol can also come from the food you eat. As with so many things (shakes fists), too much cholesterol is not such a great thing. If not controlled, hyperlipidemia can cause heart disease. Hyperlipidemia shows no symptoms but is treatable and preventable when you know your …

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5 Things to Do During Quarantine

Captain’s log, stardate 2020. The natives are restless, you can’t keep food in the house, and your life has become a revolving door of routine mundaneness. Sound familiar? COVID-19 has many of us in day 2,356 of quarantine and resembles something out of “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.” However, none of us want to end up …

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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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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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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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