Clinical trial articles, interviews, and stories of hope.
It is challenging to live with multiple chronic health conditions and costly to pursue healthcare alternatives.
Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. Being obese increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Sleep apnea can be so disruptive, keeping you and your partner from getting proper sleep, and leaving you both unrefreshed.
Restless Leg Syndrome may severely affect your ability to fall or stay asleep, to the detriment of your entire life.
Clinical trials are studying high-intensity focused ultrasound, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and yoga.
Clinical trials are investigating repairing brain cells, improving memory, microbial disturbances, and communication skills.
If mild, scoliosis may not affect your appearance, but it can worsen over time and cause back pain.
PCOS often acts as a gateway for development of other conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and depression.
Osteoarthritis is one of the fastest-growing disabling diseases that affects more than 32 million people in the USA alone.
Anxiety, depression, and neurosis can contribute to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Interested in participating in a clinical trial? Here are some of the details you need to know.
There is no known cure for the herpes virus, although researchers are working towards developing a vaccine.
While the cause of essential hypertension is still unknown, researchers suspect obesity, alcohol, salt, aging, and inactivity.
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, tingling, and numbness in your hand from pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.
Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others.
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing.
People with an addiction may have distorted thinking and behaviors. Learn more about diagnosis and treatments.
Hypothyroidism develops when the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone than necessary and produces many symptoms.
Hepatitis C may lead to severe liver disease. Understand transmission, symptoms, and how clinical trials can help.
Everyone has experienced gastroesophageal reflux. GERD can affect people of all ages - from infants to older adults.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. Treatments and self-care measures can help.
Dementia is a general term for memory loss and other thinking abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life.
While some people volunteer for clinical trials to help scientific discovery, others are more interested in being compensated.
Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.
A sore back is a common concern for many people and there are ways to help manage your back pain.
Learn common risk factors, signs and symptoms of astigmatism and how you can find help.
Having anemia can make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause.
Clinical trials research faces many challenges. Find out how you can help the future of clinical trials research.
Although there is no cure for ADHD, the symptoms can be effectively managed with medication and counseling.
Although the causes of migraine are still not understood, genetic factors and environmental are suspected.
Mitchell and his wife did some research and decided that they wanted to be involved in this life-saving clinical trial.
Failing to control diabetes may lead to stroke, limb amputation, and damage to the eyes, kidneys, and nerves.
In women, breast cancer is the most common type of invasive cancer and the second most fatal type of cancer.
It made me feel good the day the Moderna vaccine passed. Wow, I was a part of that!
Most people with SCD are from African descent, although people from South and Central America, and Cuba are also at risk.
Using the CRISPR technique to alter DNA, it may be possible to treat Down syndrome, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, etc.
This difficult to diagnose disease includes symptoms like cognitive difficulties, widespread pain, and fatigue.
Up to seventy percent of people with chronic kidney disease experience enough pain that their quality of life is affected.
Psoriasis is not contagious, and more than half of people with psoriasis have a family history of the disease.
Keeping detailed records contributed to the scientific study aiming to help people with sleep disorders.
Anxiety, which includes nervousness, sweating, chills, and insomnia, is the most common mental health disorder.
One in 5 outpatients complains of some form of chronic pain that makes day-to-day activities difficult.
While depression is a short-term temporary reaction, major depression is pervasive and can last for weeks.
Although there is still no cure for RA, new treatments are aimed at managing pain and preventing joint damage.
With the help of a clinical trial, Lawrence was able to regain functionality and delay knee surgery for two years.
You are more at risk for refractory angina if you are obese, smoke, have high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Many countries recognize the value of using cannabis in treating certain conditions and have legalized its medicinal use.
Depression can reach into every corner of your life, affecting your relationships, your work, and even threatening your life.
Coronary artery disease occurs when vessels supplying blood to the heart are blocked by a buildup of fats.
The amazing speed at which the COVID-19 vaccine was created is an inspiration for future clinical trials and drug development.
Many clinical trials are hampered by low enrolment and some are abandoned due to lack of participants.
Healthy volunteers are advancing science and truly enabling people with diseases to be cured in many cases.
Ellie was given a 20% chance of surviving, but has lived to develop a passion for medicine and is now studying to become a pediatric oncologist.
Vicki turned to Integrative Medicine in the hopes it would help her live to see her grandsons grow.
Patrick learned that when it comes to melanoma, diligence, and doing your homework is imperative.
A clinical trial was able to prevent Susan's tumor from recurring, giving her precious time with her family.
Holly refused to be kept from her passion for playing soccer, even after her diagnosis of Crohn's disease.
Shelby was only 13 when diagnosed with advanced B-cell blood cancer but CAR-T immunotherapy has given her her life back.
“FOLFIRINOX put me into remission,” Steven said. “The PARP inhibitor kept me there.”
EXONDYS51 is the first drug approved specifically for treating DMD, and Ethan was instrumental in its development.
As Sharon had to deal with the physical and emotional demands of cancer, she took the opportunity to re-evaluate her life and to become more true to herself.
After surviving chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant, a clinical trial is helping Lily-Mae stay cancer-free.
Jennifer feels being able to contribute to finding a vaccine for COVID-19 is an empowering experience. "This is an amazing opportunity for me to do something."
Eric's battle with melanoma included 7 clinical trials, 8 surgeries, and more infusions than he can count. And it's not over yet.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Jean became an outspoken advocate for clinical trials.
Shane and Hannah live their lives to the fullest, helping others with disabilities, and sharing their joy and humor.
I was shocked, I panicked. How could I possibly have hepatitis C?
A new investigational drug brought huge relief to Victoria who suffered from arthritis in her knee.
Not yet 2 years old, Lily battled liver cancer but was able to overcome it thanks to a timely clinical trial.
Marc keeps a positive spirit as he begins his immunotherapy clinical trial for non-hodgkin's lymphoma.
After going through chemo and surgeries, a clinical trial was instrumental in Shari's recovery from ovarian cancer.
After chemotherapy failed, Laura Holmes Haddad took her chances with a clinical trial. It was worth it.
Battling multiple cancers led Laura to give up treatment, but her father found a clinical trial that gave her new hope.
Gerri believes that for aggressive breast cancer, patients should consider clinical trials instead of endless chemotherapy.
Deb has participated as a healthy volunteer in three clinical trials and remains positive about her experience.
Karen survived stage 4 melanoma with the support of her nurses and doctor, and the documentation of her husband.
Steve Fulkert, a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patient, is now living a cancer-free life after a successful clinical trial.
Ria’s health problems started when she was 15. She developed severe diarrhea with frequent digestive problems.
Officer Chang's immune system had already weakened so much that the doctors put him on a ventilator.
The CheckMate 650 immunotherapy clinical trial helped Ralph Stuart recover from prostate cancer when there were no other options left.
Sisi went through multiple standard chemotherapy treatments, but her residual tumors didn't disappear, and her chemotherapist told her that extra chemo wouldn't help her.
For days Bobby had felt difficulty and pain while swallowing food. Bobby's doctor diagnosed him with a tumor on his tongue that was a type of advanced B-cell blood cancer.
It was a nightmare for me when I was told that I have a disease to manage for the rest of my life.
When Sharon finally went to her doctor, they found that she had developed cirrhosis with many tumors throughout her liver.
In January 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. It's odd but, that day broke my heart.
Jamie was diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma that was treated successfully. However, the very next year stage 3 melanoma was also diagnosed.
John was stage 3 when diagnosed with oral cancer at the base of his tongue, one of the most debilitating and deadly cancers.
I woke up one day to a sharp chest pain and a feeling of pins and needles in my left hand. Paramedics rushed me to the hospital. They thought it was a heart attack.
After recovering from aggressive brain cancer, Jill considers it to be "a miracle." Doctors call her an "exceptional responder."
His dreams were almost shattered when Chris was diagnosed with a rare type of epilepsy that meant he would experience multiple types of seizures even when under medication.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers with very low survival and cure rate. This is an aggressive cancer that does not respond well to standard treatment protocol.
It takes a lot of courage to fight chronic illness and people like Jason are a true inspiration. It is not easy to fight cancer in your twenties but Jason did.
Jamie was happily married and taking care of her 3-months old baby. Four years ago, she had been diagnosed with Stage 2 and Stage 3 melanoma, but they had been removed successfully.
DJ always seemed to have skin infections, and he got sick easily. Doctors in his native India originally believed his skin infections were a type of allergy. But medication wasn’t helping.
In March 2012, I noticed some blood in my pee. My doctor did some tests including cystoscopy. I thought it might turn out to be just an infection. But I was wrong.
Vanessa Johnson-Brandon feels and looks great today. She is thriving, enjoying her life with family and friends. Only a few months back things were totally different.
Zuhaib, aged 28, is from Islamabad and lives with his wife Ayeza and 2-year-old son. This is Zuhaib's story of being diagnosed with a rare skin disease and joining a clinical trial.
Rachael was 15 years old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor Giant Cell Tumour (GCT) of the Clivus. It was interfering with her temporal lobe and brain stem.
Larry Thomason started having frequent episodes of nausea and speech trouble. A feeling of dread haunted him because nearly 2 years ago, he had a melanoma that was surgically removed.
It was March 2014 when I first felt pain and difficulty with swallowing food. After a week, I start vomiting I decided to go to the doctor the next day to check it out.
Barely seven months after she was blessed with her set of twins, Ann was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare type of Stage 4 Cancer of the breast.