By Julie Carrico, MBA, CCRC You might have noticed over the last five years that the Clinical Research Center has written a LOT about Alzheimer’s disease. Our webpage features a sweet one-minute video our center produced that stars a (real) couple who are engaged in the search for effective treatment. The Clinical Research Center Facebook […]
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 Patients today seem to know a lot more about clinical trials than when I started my career in the mid-1980s. Phrases that used to require a lot of patient education, such as double blind or informed consent document or placebo, are often already understood by the patient volunteers. This newfound […]
By Rylee Salutregui Clinical Research Center Intern Imagine waking up with an excruciating headache. You stumble into the bathroom, open the medicine cabinet, look in, and find … nothing. It’s empty. You then wander around and decide that the store should have something to take for the pain. So, you drive to it and walk […]
By Rylee Salutregui Clinical Research Center Intern Ponder these facts from the Alzheimer’s Association : 7 million American’s are living with Alzheimer’s. By the year 2050, that number is projected to rise by 14 million. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. In the year 2018 Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]
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. […]