Vaccines are important for people of all ages. While most people are aware that babies need to be vaccinated and children need booster shots, senior citizens can get left behind. Due to various health concerns and immune system deficiencies, it is crucial that elderly people get vaccinations. Types of Vaccines for Seniors There are many … Continue reading “The Importance of Vaccines for the Elderly”


It is common knowledge that babies need to be vaccinated to protect them from certain diseases. Most people, however, do not know that middle-aged and seniors also need vaccines. Some diseases that plague adults do not have cures, and vaccines provide an easy way to avoid getting infected. Here are some frequently asked questions about … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Adult Vaccinations”


Before deciding to partake in a clinical trial, it is normal to have some questions about the process and what to expect. To help prospective participants understand how clinical trials work, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial? Clinical trials are a very … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Trials”


Once a drug has been approved for human testing by the FDA, volunteers are asked to participate in a clinical trial. To ensure compliance, some drug makers offer monetary incentives to participants. If you are considering participating in a clinical trial, it is important you understand how they work. Below, we outline the major phases … Continue reading “The Phases of Clinical Trials”


Each year, thousands of American adults get sick and require hospitalization for illnesses that could have been prevented by vaccines; a number of them end up dying from these illnesses. While you may have been vaccinated as a child, the effect of these vaccines often wears off over time. Also, as you grow older, your … Continue reading “Important Vaccines for Adults”


Hypercholesterolemia can be inherited, result from lifestyle choices, or both. When the foods you eat cause high cholesterol, you can reverse the effects by changing your diet. Hypercholesterolemia occurs when you have elevated levels of cholesterol in your blood and can lead to an elevated risk of developing coronary artery disease, a form of heart … Continue reading “Good Foods that Help Hypercholesterolemia”


For decades, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to smoking. The link has been both direct and indirect. In some families the person who did the smoking seemed unaffected with symptoms while those who breathed second-hand smoke but never touched a cigarette themselves fell victim to COPD. Nationally, about 11 million people have … Continue reading “Genetics and COPD”


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”