July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day occurs every year on July 28th and highlights the need to accelerate the fight against viral hepatitis. This year’s #HepCantWait campaign serves to amplify the voices of the people affected by viral hepatitis. Together with our communities, we call for immediate action to end the stigma and discrimination. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis …

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3 Reasons to Consider Joining a Study for Men's Health Month

3 Reasons to Consider Joining a Study for Men’s Health Month

June kicks off a critical time for men during Men’s Health Month. This initiative serves as a platform to increase awareness of health conditions prevalent in men and what steps to take for early intervention and prevention. Clinical research plays a vital role in advancing care options for these conditions. While there are many ways …

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NASH: The elephant in the room

NASH: The Elephant in the Room

When liver disease comes to mind, many are more familiar with the types that occur in heavy drinkers of alcohol or from hepatitis C. On the contrary, the most common chronic liver condition in Western populations is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD affects people who drink little to no alcohol but face the same …

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The Progression of Liver Disease: Stages and Complications

The Progression of Liver Disease: Stages and Complications

When an organ performs over 500 essential functions, you can understand why our overall health and life depend on it working well. There are over 100 different liver diseases, and each has the potential to damage the liver and interfere with its ability to function correctly. Even though numerous diseases affect the liver, most progressively …

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Are you familiar with the common causes of kidney disease?

5 Common Causes of Kidney Disease

Your kidneys are responsible for cleaning your blood, helping control blood pressure, making red blood cells, and more. When your kidneys are damaged, waste products and fluids can build up in your body. Various health conditions can affect the functions of the kidneys and may eventually lead to them failing if left untreated. Here are …

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October is liver awareness month

Liver Awareness Month

October is Liver Awareness Month. We are celebrating by helping our readers understand more about our body’s “workhorse” and the common diseases that can impact it. The liver is not only essential to our overall health but also to sustaining our lives. The Many Hats of the Liver Your liver performs around 500 different functions …

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Healthy volunteers create a healthier future

Top Reasons Why Healthy Volunteers Participate in Clinical Research

Clinical research is an essential tool the scientific community uses when evaluating specific medical treatments and their effect on the body. Research studies need different types of individuals to participate in them—those who are healthy and others who may have illnesses. There are many reasons to participate in clinical research studies. Here are some of …

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Kidney/Liver Disease

Do you or someone you love have kidney or liver disease? If so, currently enrolling research studies may be an option in your area.