By Julie Carrico, MBA, CCRC The providers at The Corvallis Clinic determine which studies the Clinical Research Center works on. Their goal: To increase understanding of the disease or condition and to bring about therapeutic solutions that will eventually benefit their own patients. So, we are thrilled our site provided clinical data for three new […]
Clinical Research Blog
Clinical trials are an important part of improving health care. The Corvallis Clinic's Clinical Research staff shares their insights and updates.
By Julie Carrico, MBA, CCRC Not so long ago, the mention of the word “diabetes” conjured up images of insulin and needles and endless finger pricks to check blood glucose levels. In those days, complications caused by Type 2 diabetes – such as blindness, stroke, amputation, kidney failure, and heart disease – were almost inevitable. […]
By Carlene Chen, RN, CCRC A year ago in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was diagnosed with breast cancer myself. Believe me, the irony is not lost on me. Twelve months later, I have survived the treatment and am returning to my former health. As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I truly feel the need […]
By Julie Carrico, MBA, CCRC The term cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for many types of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. These conditions include heart attack, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmia, heart valve problems and peripheral artery disease (“poor circulation”). Peripheral artery disease occurs when arteries narrowed by the accumulation of fatty […]
By Julie Carrico, MBA, CCRC In our work at The Clinical Research Center we have observed that patient ownership for managing Type 2 diabetes runs the gamut from Rocky Balboa’s “Eye of the Tiger” to Doris Day’s “Que Sera Sera.” For example, some people leave their physician’s office and immediately develop a strategy to plan […]