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Crohn's Disease

  • Crohn’s disease falls under the category of an inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. It is a chronic disease which affects the GI (gastrointestinal) tract.
  • Crohn’s disease is characterized by weight loss, regular diarrhea or constipation, persistent fever, pain or cramping in the abdominal region and bloody stools.
  • Although Crohn’s disease cannot be cured, it is important for patients to receive medical care in managing it. Since Crohn’s can affect certain areas of the GI tract, leave one section healthy and then affect another section of the digestive system, it is easy to see that this condition can affect the body’s ability to break down food. Because of this, sufferers with Crohn’s disease are susceptible to malnutrition.
  • The inflammation that Crohn’s causes is not just restricted to the gastrointestinal tract. The more we can learn about this health condition, the greater chance we have of providing relief to the millions who cope with this disease on a daily basis.

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Gouty Arthritis

  • Gout is a unique form of arthritis that causes inflammation due to uric acid crystals forming in the joints. These tiny lumps lodged within tender joints can affect mobility by causing stiffness. The body produces uric acid, and we can also get it from food.
  • There are many reasons why our bodies can accumulate too much uric acid. There may be a genetic component to gout, since your risk for developing it is higher if a relative also suffers from the condition. Obesity and kidney problems also are risk factors for developing gout.
  • Dealing with gouty arthritis over the years can cause much damage to the bones and cartilage in the feet, hands, ears and other parts of the body. Symptoms of gouty arthritis can come and go. When symptoms are present this is called a flare up.

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Lupus

  • Lupus is a disease where the immune system attacks itself. The symptoms can range from extreme fatigue, achy joints, and the most noticeable sign, a rash shaped like a butterfly wing.
  • Systemic lupus is the most common types of lupus and it effects both men and women. Lupus development may be related to certain types of medications, genetics, infections and sunlight exposure.
  • Lupus is a chronic condition that can affect important organs in the body, including the heart and lungs so it is important to receive doctor care when managing this condition to avoid complications.
  • In order to diagnose lupus there is not one catchall test. A combination of tests and doctor observation is the only way in which Lupus can be detected.

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Osteoarthritis

  • One of the most common ailments affecting millions of people is arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis.
  • This affects the bone joints and limits movement as the cartilage that cushions the bone begins to wear down.
  • Being overweight can put stress on the bones and lead to an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
  • If you have a family member that suffers from this condition, there’s a greater chance that you will also begin to develop the condition. 
  • Repetitive use of the joints or an old injury can lead to arthritis as well. Arthritis cannot be cured and is a degenerative disease that progressively gets worse.

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Schizophrenia

  • Schizophrenia is a mental illness that can cause extreme behavioral disturbances that can disrupt daily life.
  • It is not quite known what causes schizophrenia, but genes play a large role in the development of this mental disorder.
  • The symptoms that manifest with this disorder are wide-ranging. Hallucinations, awkward movements, delusional thoughts, and poor attention span.
  • Schizophrenia is currently treated through a multifaceted approach, medication, case management, cognitive therapy and patient education.

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Tardive Dyskinesia

  • Tardive dyskinesia is unique in that it is a disease that can be caused by a medication side effect.
  • Sometimes medicines used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorders can result in tardive dyskinesia.
  • This medical condition is characterized by sudden, involuntary movements of the body and face. It is a rare side effect, but more common in those who take these medications for more than 3 months.
  • Newer medications used to treat neurological disorders have a lower incidence of this side effect.

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Triglycerides

  • What exactly are triglycerides?
  • Triglycerides are simply fat or lipids. We can get fat from our diet.
  • Foods that contain simple sugars, refined carbohydrates, or alcohol can produce the most triglycerides.Our levels of triglycerides in the body can have certain effects on out health.
  • Excessive triglycerides in the bloodstream can lead to high cholesterol.
  • Very high triglycerides are associated with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and other serious ailments.

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Type 2 Diabetes

  • Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes it’s A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).
  • If diabetes is not controlled it can begin to affect other areas and parts of your body over time.
  • Type 2 Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latino’s, Native American’s, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Aged Groups.

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SENIORS

Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Alzheimer’s causes brain cells responsible for memory to deteriorate and die, leading to mental decline or dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is usually detected in those over the age of 65. There is no cure for the disease.
  • As the condition worsens, an individual may feel confused, misplace things, wander, lose the ability to read and the ability to speak. Alzheimer’s sufferers may also begin to withdraw from social activities and begin to experience depression in the earlier stages of their prognosis.
  • Currently there are only drugs that can help an individual cope with the cognitive issues caused by Alzheimer’s but this is only temporary at best.

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PEDIATRICS

ADHD for Children

  • The three main characteristics of ADHD are Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity
  • ADHD makes it difficult for people to refrain their spontaneous responses. Responses can involve everything from movement to speech to attentiveness.
  • Children with ADHD may be inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive. Hyperactive and impulsive, but not able to pay attention. Inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive (The most common form of ADHD).

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Adolescent Depression

  • Adolescent depression should not be overlooked as mere teenage ups and downs.Teen depression can have real causes such as academic pressure, unstable family life or perhaps interpersonal relationship problems.
  • If a youth seems to blame themselves often, cry for no reason, have feelings of hopelessness or seem more irritable than usual this could be evidence of adolescent depression.
  • If left unaddressed adolescent depression could lead to more dangerous behavior and possibly suicide.
  • Cognitive therapy with a medical professional as well as antidepressant medication are very effective at addressing adolescent depression.

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Constipation

  • Constipation is something that everyone has dealt with at one time or another.
  • In most cases this ailment can clear up within 48 hours.
  • Constipation occurs when bowel movements are infrequent or it is difficult to pass stools. Changing the diet to one with more water and fiber can help alleviate symptoms.
  • However, in some cases constipation can be a symptom of a more serious health issue such as Parkinson’s Disease, hypothyroidism or multiple sclerosis.

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High Blood Pressure

  • High blood pressure, sometimes known as hypertension is one of the leading causes of mortality in the country.
  • High blood pressure is dangerous because it damages the walls of veins and arteries. This can cause serious health issues in the body such as cardiovascular and respiratory problems, as well as heart attack and stroke.
  • Risk factors for having high blood pressure include a diet high in sodium, excessive alcohol intake and obesity.

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV is an infection caused by a virus.
  • It can be contracted by individuals of any age, but in preterm infants it can lead to serious complications and even death.
  • This infection affects the lungs and esophagus, making it difficult to breathe. Coughing, sneezing, a fever and nasal congestion are common symptoms that can accompany this respiratory illness.
  • In preterm babies, these symptoms may not be present. But the infant will exhibit labored breathing.

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Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes a person to have involuntary reflexes such as tics, repeating words, saying inappropriate words and self-harm.
  • It is more common in males but occurs in both males and females. Treatment involves trial and error since there is no one specific medicine to treat Tourette’s syndrome.
  • Although the cause of Tourette’s syndrome is not currently known, it tends to run in families so genes must play a role in its progression and development.
  • This condition is usually found in tandem with other disorders such as ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia.

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Improving health involves the contributions of each and every one of us. Clinical trials provide not only benefit for society as a whole, but can possibly provide benefit to patients on a personal level. Participants in clinical trials may have an opportunity to try cutting edge medical treatments well before the general public, depending on if the participant receives the placebo or actual treatment. Regardless of which treatment a participant is allocated, our caring and well-trained team of doctors, nurses and other staff members are dedicated to administering top notch patient care.
All clinical trials conducted by ARC are subject to inspection by an institutional review board that is completely independent of our organization. Institutional Review Boards (IRB) provide an added layer of protection for clinical study participants by ensuring that the study is ethical and protects patient privacy. An IRB oversees the study to monitor results and make sure the trial complies with best practice standards for patient welfare. The carefully conducted clinical trials performed at ARC’s sites help advance medical knowledge and provide safer, more effective health care for all.

  • You can make your contribution in advancing the field of science and health by volunteering to participate in a clinical trial
  • Research helps doctors understand health issues in more depth which can lead to more accurate diagnoses and medical treatment options
  • Clinical trials not only improve medicines, they help drive down costs for all of us
  • Our caring and well-trained team of doctors, nurses and other staff members are dedicated to administering top notch patient care
  • Volunteers might consider clinical studies as an option for healthcare
  • An institutional review board oversees the study to make sure patient welfare is the foremost priority
  • You may receive a stipend for time and travel

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