are clinical trials safe

Risks and Benefits of Clinical Trials

Receiving a dire diagnosis for yourself or for a loved one will leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. This is especially the case when the condition is terminal. How do you fully assimilate what’s going on? Should you get a second opinion? Are there any better alternatives elsewhere? How Do Clinical Trials Work? There are […]

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HIV and Mental Health

HIV and Mental Health

Receiving an HIV positive diagnosis can be gut-wrenching. It comes with an avalanche of emotions and questions. How can this be possible? How do I tell my family? Am I going to die soon? Due to the nature of the disease and the stigma associated with it, HIV can have dire consequences on a person’s […]

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How Is Hepatitis Transmitted

How Is Hepatitis Transmitted?

Here is a guide to how hepatitis is transmitted and learning whether you’re at increased risk. If you’ve tested positive for hepatitis B or C, trust the physicians at St. Hope Foundation to help clear or control the virus. Our medical team stays abreast of the latest advancements in hepatitis treatments to provide patients the […]

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Dental Hygienist vs Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist vs Dental Assistant

Dental hygienists and dental assistants are similar in that they both provide dental care. However, the depth of car they provide is vastly different, as is the level of which they interact with patients. If you are considering a career in the dental industry – or if you are simply curious – here are some […]

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What Happens When You Get an HIV Test

What Happens When You Get an HIV Test?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a potentially deadly disease that interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections. Left untreated, it can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Unlike other viruses, the body cannot completely get rid of HIV, even with treatment, so once diagnosed, you will have it for life. If you believe you […]

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What is Internal Medicine

What is Internal Medicine?

Choosing a doctor is hardly easy. If you suspect you have high blood pressure, for instance, should you go to the doctor you’ve been seeing for years, or visit a specialist? Perhaps you don’t even know the background of your doctor because they’ve been your family doctor since childhood. Regardless, you need to know what […]

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Common Skin Disorders

Common Skin Disorders

Eighty-five million Americans have skin disorders according to a 2017 study from the American Academy of Dermatology. Most issues are minor, but there are a few serious skin conditions & problems that require immediate treatment. These are nine of the most common skin problems. 9 Common Skin Disorders from Rodney Goodie The 9 Most Common […]

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Gout Triggers

Gout Triggers to Avoid

Gout is a particularly painful form of arthritis that causes swelling in one or more joints, most often at the base joint in the big toe. This inflammation is caused by the accumulation of shard-like urate crystals in the joint. Urate crystals form when your blood’s concentration of uric acid is high, a condition known […]

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