There is no question about the debilitating effects of migraine headaches. For those who are unfortunate enough to experience that discomfort, there is good news. There are clinical studies showing promise for new treatments. One of the newest treatments has already been approved by the FDA. Targeting the Source Studies directed at people with migraine … Continue reading “New Treatments Approved for Migraine Sufferers”


For years clinical trials of drugs have centered around men. Women were not considered for many clinical studies mainly out of concern for the fetus should she become pregnant during the trial period. During the 1970s if a woman was in her childbearing years the FDA prohibited her from participating in an early stage drug … Continue reading “Women Opening New Doors in Clinical Trials”


The Clostridium difficile bacteria is quite common, especially in healthcare workers who are exposed to feces. However, they aren’t the only ones at risk of a Clostridium difficile infection that can cause severe health problems, including a risk of death. But what is this bacteria, how do you know it is causing a problem, and … Continue reading “How a Vaccine for Clostridium Difficile Could Save Lives”


Ulcerative colitis can be a debilitating illness causing moderate to severe abdominal symptoms including: Abdominal pain and discomfort Weight loss and fatigue Blood in stool Frequent diarrhea, and Reduced appetite These symptoms are not only uncomfortable and painful but are also very disruptive to everyday activities such as work, eating, time with family, etc. This … Continue reading “Ulcerative Colitis Medical Research Trials Are Currently Underway”


People are sometimes confused when it comes to an understanding of the difference between osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both diseases cause pain and swelling in the joints, especially in the extremities such as the hands, knees, and hip. And, both conditions can affect movement and mobility as well as have a negative impact … Continue reading “Is Rheumatoid Arthritis the Same as Osteoarthritis and are Medical Trials Available?”


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a serious autoimmune disease that, in most cases, begins in middle-age, attacks a person’s joints, and affects women more frequently than men. The root cause of the disease is still under investigation, but it is considered an inflammatory autoimmune system disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials are underway seeking improved treatment options, … Continue reading “You Can Benefit From Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials”


C Diff is short for Clostridium Difficile, a type of bacteria which causes colitis in the colon. C Diff related illness is a severe condition usually affecting older adults, although younger individuals can also contract the disease. Any individual and, especially the elderly, who have conditions requiring long-term use of antibiotics, are most at risk. … Continue reading “What is C Diff and Can I Participate in a Medical Trial?”


In our previous two blogs, we briefly looked at the impact of new technologies on how clinical trials are conducted. In part 1 we touched briefly on the effect ‘wearables’ might have on research techniques. Wearables are data collection devices patients wear that transmit research data back to a research facility. In part 2 we … Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Trials – Part 3, The Cloud”


In the last blog, we briefly examined the role of ‘wearables’ in future clinical trials. Wearable are devices patients carry that remotely sends medical data back to the testing site either periodically or on a continuous basis. This capability both broadens the geographic range of patient recruitment and produces a greater amount of data that … Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Trials – Part 2 Analytics”


Most people are aware of the tremendous impact technological advances have had on virtually every aspect of our lives. From home appliances to automobiles to space travel, high tech progress is leading to ever greater capabilities and opportunities. These changes are no less true of medical clinical trials. While not generally in the public eye, … Continue reading “The Future of Clinical Trials – Part 1 Wearables”