Why to Keep Up With Your Health Issues

By |2017-04-10T12:50:38+00:00April 10th, 2017|Participating In a Clinical Trial|

And how research studies may be able to help Those with health conditions often struggle to keep up with the latest treatments, or with any medical self care at all. For example, those with chronic low back pain often resort to over-the-counter painkillers instead of seeking a more long-term solution. Or those with high cholesterol [...]


By |2017-03-27T11:30:10+00:00March 27th, 2017|Diabetes|

An introduction to an important medication for type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes has an increasing number of treatment options, and canaglilozin is one promising newcomer. Canagliflozin is an oral medication that works to decrease the amount of sugar the body absorbs, and to increase the amount of sugar that leaves the body in the [...]

The Grinch Who Joined the Who-Ville Clinical Study

By |2016-12-14T10:38:43+00:00December 14th, 2016|Current Clinical Trails|

We love the very important messages and funny creativity of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. It teaches young and old about the importance of doing things for the right reasons, and about the real reasons for the season. It also teaches a lesson about not judging things to quickly. Like the Grinch dismissed participating in [...]

Cartilage: Why It’s a Crucial Part of Our Bodies

By |2016-11-21T13:37:43+00:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

When it comes to movement, cartilage is an essential component. And since we are constantly moving, problems with cartilage are a major source of pain for people. The Basics: What is Cartilage? Cartilage is a connective tissue found in several forms all over the body. It is not as rigid as bone, but it is [...]

Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks

By |2016-10-12T12:44:49+00:00October 12th, 2016|Current Clinical Trails, Pain|

What these blocks can do for low back pain and who is a good candidate. The lumbar part of the spine is located on the lower part of the back and contains five vertebrae. Also in this area are medial branch nerves, which transmit pain signals from the lumbar area to the brain. What can [...]

Comparing Birth Control Methods

By |2016-08-19T10:38:11+00:00August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Which contraceptive methods are rated most effective? Today, it seems that there are several options to choose from when it comes to birth control. A pill, a patch, a ring; you name it! How effective are all of these methods though? Let’s explore them a little. According to statistics, implants such as an intrauterine device [...]

Human Clinical Trials Begin For Zika Virus Vaccine

By |2016-07-21T14:13:57+00:00July 21st, 2016|Current Clinical Trails|

Clinical trials are vital for the progression of medical science, and for improving the wellbeing of humanity, and right now that is especially clear as researchers fight against Zika. The FDA recently approved the first human clinical trial for a Zika virus vaccine. Called GLS-5700, the vaccine will be given to 40 healthy people in [...]

Joining a Research Study for Birth Control: Could I Get Pregnant?

By |2016-04-26T09:36:30+00:00April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Simply answered: Yes, but all measures are taken to only test effective medications Modern medicine wants to make birth control/contraception better, more effective, and with fewer side effects. Many investigational research studies, including multiple in Utah, are currently underway studying investigational oral contraceptives (OBC) and other birth control methods like intra-vaginal rings (IVR). Investigational means [...]

Finding Good Representation In Clinical Trials

By |2015-11-16T10:30:17+00:00November 16th, 2015|Current Clinical Trails, Paid Clinical Trials, Participating In a Clinical Trial|

New research suggests lower income individuals are less likely to participate in clinical trials. Any researcher understands the difficulty of finding the best representation of the general population for their study. Some segments of the general population are in fact less likely to participate, new research shows, which can influence the quality of research and [...]

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