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”


Obviously, when people sign up for clinical trials, they’re doing a great and good thing. A lot of the time, these are people who are pretty sick, and they’re just looking for some kind of relief. Any drug, even one that still needs to be tested, will do, right? These people keep medical advancements moving … Continue reading “How much is too much in Patient Compensation?”


Good lung health matters! You might be thinking — well, obviously, people need to breathe in order to live, right? Well, with all the things people do that affect their lungs, it seems like not a lot of people are keeping their lungs in mind. There’s a lot of things that are bad for your … Continue reading “Both Your Lungs Are Important!”


Rheumatoid Arthritis And You

 

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints. What does autoimmune mean? It’s when your body’s immune system doesn’t work quite right, and has the wrong response to a body part. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, it’s that the immune system attacks the joints, specifically those in the hands and wrists. It … Continue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis And You”