Riverside Clinical Research Changes Name to Velocity Clinical Research

Riverside Clinical Research is pleased to announce exciting news regarding the evolution of our facility…our recent purchase, subsequent name change and all of the unparalleled advantages and benefits it will afford our clinical trial volunteers. Our new name is Velocity Clinical Research, and along with that name comes the ability to present ourselves as the most innovative and trusted clinical …

New and Improved Whistle Stop Park in Edgewater

An Edgewater project that deserves a wolf whistle is the newly renovated Whistle Stop Park, which reopened this spring to a spirited celebration of music, vendors and fitness demonstrations highlighting all of the healthy things to do throughout the park! The new and improved Whistle Stop Park, an amazing outdoor space open to the general public, inspiring outdoor recreation and …

Gout: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

Gout, a type of arthritis that can result in joint pain, swelling and redness, is caused by excess uric acid in the system. In normal circumstances, uric acid dissolves within the blood, passes through the kidneys and is then expelled via urine. Conversely, if the body produces too much uric acid or if the kidneys fail to excrete an adequate …

Heartburn, It’s Causes, Symptoms and the Best Ways to Treat and Prevent It

symptoms of heartburn can indicate a more serious condition or how best to prevent and treat heartburn? Heartburn is a burning pain in the chest which can be accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth and slight regurgitation in the throat. Normally, when we swallow, the esophagus relaxes to allow for the intake of food and beverages and tightens …

Squashing the Stigma about Clinical Research

A stigma is basically just a negative generalization that supports a stereotype. Psychological research indicates that stigmas or unfair social attitudes, which place groups of people or things into certain categories, are often created as a way for some people to deal with things they don’t understand. Stigmas can be caused by a number of things. Some of the most …

Acute Muscle Spasms and How They Can Affect Your Daily Life

Acute muscle spasms are fairly common, affecting at least 200,000 people in the United States per year. Acute muscle spasms are typically not long-lasting, but they can last up to ten minutes at a time and create lingering soreness.  When the effects of acute muscle spasms are severe or last for days or weeks, they can impair daily life. For …

What Is Chronic Kidney Disease and What Are Some Conditions Commonly Associated with It?

Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which kidney function is lost at a gradual pace. Chronic kidney disease can progress to chronic kidney failure in time and neither is reversible.  No symptoms are typically experienced within the early stages of chronic kidney disease. As chronic kidney disease progresses, symptoms may include frequent urination, fatigue, twitching, muscle cramps, loss of …

What Is Non-Erosive Reflux Disease and What Are Its Symptoms and Suggested Treatments?

To impart the best understanding of Non-Erosive Reflux Disease (NERD), it is important to also understand the umbrella term, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). There are two types of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease… One is Erosive Reflux Disease, which tends to be more severe with more symptoms which can typically be difficult to alleviate. Plus, in a worst-case scenario, Erosive Reflux Disease …

What Is Hepatic Failure?

Hepatic failure simply explained is liver damage to the point at which the liver cannot properly function. Did you know that the liver is the second largest organ in the body and plays an enormous role in our overall health? Aside from working hard to process every single thing we eat and drink and then converting it into vital nutrients …