Anytime you have trouble breathing, it can be annoying. When you have a serious challenge catching your breath, it can be frightening. Some chronic bronchitis symptoms may have you wondering whether or not you will live to see tomorrow. Knowing what they are, taking the proper precautions and, above all, staying calm will help allay … Continue reading “Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms that Could Scare You”


Participants enroll in clinical trials for a variety of personal and philanthropic reasons. A clinical trial can provide new and beneficial knowledge for diagnosing or treating medical conditions, as well as knowledge relating to prevention. Whether you are a healthy person or a medical patient, gaining necessary information before agreeing to any level of participation … Continue reading “4 Questions to Ask Before a Diabetes Clinical Trial”


How do you know if a rheumatoid arthritis clinical research trial is the right step for you? There are several things you should keep in mind before you consent to being part of a clinical research trial. Once you have considered all your options and discussed them with your medical team, the time may be … Continue reading “Is Being Part of a Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Research Trial Worth the Risk?”


COPD signs and symptoms might not surprise you. The thing that will surprise you, unfortunately, is how advanced the disease can be before those signs and symptoms show up. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that constricts and obstructs the air that flows in and out from the lungs. This … Continue reading “COPD Signs and Symptoms”


Type 2 diabetes has been a common medical issue in adults for several decades. It has even been referred to as “adult-onset diabetes.” That is changing, as an increasing number of children are being diagnosed with the disease. What Is Type 2 Diabetes? The main indicator of type 2 diabetes is high blood sugar. With … Continue reading “Type 2 Diabetes in Children – The Silent Symptoms”


The primary motive behind clinical trials is always to gain medical knowledge. A clinical trial may provide knowledge related to diagnosing or treating a disease or medical condition, or it may provide knowledge on how to prevent a medical condition from developing. In some cases, the clinical trial may focus simply on evaluating or improving … Continue reading “The Why Behind Clinical Trials”


Old or young, we all have health concerns. At some point, you realize your body is not performing at its maximum capacity. You may start searching the internet with your symptoms or find yourself in an emergency room. Four of the more common resulting diagnoses recently are: clostridium difficile, meningitis, type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid … Continue reading “5 Facts You Must Know About Clinical Trials”


For years, connecting prospective patients to pertinent clinical trials has been challenging. The barriers facing the medical field in this respect are many, as are the rewards when people can be found to participate. Clinical trials benefit everyone involved to one degree or another.But the question remains, how best can clinical research be made accessible … Continue reading “Making Clinical Research Accessible and Attractive for Patients”


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disorder which can include emphysema and bronchitis. Emphysema symptoms make breathing more difficult and can impact your ability to participate in any activities that call for exertion. While symptoms may be mild to begin with, they can worsen over time to the point of completely incapacitating … Continue reading “Recognizing Emphysema Symptoms”


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) covers a multitude of progressive diseases involving the lungs. Among the most common are irreversible asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD is incurable; however, in many instances it can be managed with treatment. Once your doctor has diagnosed your COPD, a suitable treatment plan including COPD medication will be created … Continue reading “COPD Medication Choices”