Clinical trials are needed to help us improve how we fight diseases

Here you can learn about clinical trials and what new hope is on the horizon. Check out the articles below and find clinical trials you may be able to take part in.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD never really goes away, which is why it's called "chronic." You can, however, take steps to protect your airways and improve your breathing.

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Kidney Disease Claiming More Lives

Deaths from chronic kidney disease are on the rise, especially among young adults, a new study finds.

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Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits

An experimental gene therapy for Parkinson's disease seems to work by rewiring key areas of the brain, a new study finds.

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Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France's lead and lower the bar...

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Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Show Up Long Before Diagnosis

Difficulties with daily activities such as dressing, walking and eating can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patients a year or two before they're diagnosed, a new study shows...

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Exercising with Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you're in the throes of a rheumatoid arthritis flare, exercise may seem like mission impossible...

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Preventing Asthma Attacks

Asthma can't be cured, but it can be controlled. By managing your disease with medications and avoiding the triggers that bring on attacks, you can keep your airways open. Best of all, you can keep feeling great.

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Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests.

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Exercise and Asthma

Do you wheeze during a workout? Do you cough after a morning jog? If so, don't despair. You could be Olympic material.

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Is Your Hand Pain Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?

You use your hands nearly every minute of the day, so any time they hurt it's important to find out why.

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If you have heart disease, you may qualify for a research study.

Heart disease studies recruiting. No cost for study-related care.

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Preventing Heart Disease: Watch Your Cholesterol

When too much cholesterol accumulates in the bloodstream, it can build up in the coronary arteries and block the flow of blood to the heart. But cholesterol doesn't have to be a threat.

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AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could increase the risk of hospitalization and even death.

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AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows.

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Obesity and Heart Disease

Want to know your vulnerability to heart disease? Like it or not, one of the best ways to know is to get on the scale. Even a few extra pounds can be hard on your heart.

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Nearly Half of American Adults Have Unhealthy Hearts: Report

Almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of stroke, a new report shows.

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AHA: 7 Things That Can Affect the Heart -- And What to Do About Them

Genetics can play a role in cardiovascular health, but so can lifestyle changes. Here are seven factors than can affect the heart and what to do about them.

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Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's often a problem for men earlier in life than for women.

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Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters

Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Even better news -- some foods can bring down your cholesterol level.

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Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor

After suffering through a cold, many people still have a persistent cough -- but why?

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Exercise Your Right to Fight Disease

Research consistently tells you just how important exercise is for health. It can help head off heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many types of cancer, including breast and colon cancers.

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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

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Could a vaccine be used to help prevent type 1 diabetes?

Finnish clinical trials to study enterovirus vaccine, to see if it may help prevent type 1 diabetes

Can we get ahead of Alzheimer's disease

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Can we get ahead of Alzheimer's disease?

Potential blood test may help doctors detect Alzheimer’s disease before the damage is done

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Could multiple sclerosis be on the rise?

Researchers need to learn more about the number of people with multiple sclerosis

NASH diet and exercise

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Diet and exercise – the cornerstone of NASH disease management

Losing excess weight together with an active lifestyle remains the best way to help NASH patients

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Drug treatment for NASH may soon become a reality

Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to fill the NASH treatment gap

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Researchers believe there may be 5 types of diabetes

Could a more personalized treatment plan be needed?

Lack of sleep linked to Alzheimer's

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Could a lack of sleep be linked to Alzheimer's disease?

Clinical trials find possible link between sleep disorders and dementia

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Could a new approach for treating lupus be under way?

An antibiotic or vaccine aimed at a gut bacterium suppresses lupus-like autoimmunity in mice

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How much do you know about Alzheimer's dementia?

Discover some common early symptoms and signs of Alzheimer's dementia

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Poop Transplants May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Research suggests that fecal transplants may be effective treatment for ulcerative colitis.

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Off-Label Use of Medications in Children

Off-label prescriptions for children on the rise.

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Hot Yoga and Blood Pressure

Practicing hot yoga may help lower blood pressure and lessens stress.

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Your Height and Your Diabetes Risk

Short people may be at increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

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Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

Ten cancer drugs being tested in human clinical t...

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Pregnancy and Sleep Position

Is sleeping on your left side when pregnant still considered the best advice?

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Looking for a Good Excuse to Take a Nap?

Daytime napping once or twice a week may cut your heart attack risk.

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HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy

Estrogen therapy may help younger women live long...

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Mammography At 75 And Older?

Do regular breast cancer screenings benefit older women with chronic illnesses?

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Health Benefits of Cutting The Fat

Following a low-fat diet influences breast cancer, heart disease and diabetes outcomes.

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Eating for Heart Health

Vegetarian and pescetarian diets lower risk of heart disease.

About clinical trials

Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. Clinical research is how we develop new treatments and gather knowledge for better health and medical care. A clinical trial is a research study involving human participants.

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How can I get involved in clinical trials?

Search this site for IQVIA-managed clinical trials. Also, download questions to ask when you first contact a trial doctor to inquire about a clinical trial.

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