COPD Clinical Trials at Riverside Clinical Research

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is very common, affecting over 3 million people each year in the United States alone. COPD is most commonly diagnosed in people 40 years and older, women and those with family history of COPD. People at higher risk for developing COPD …

What Is Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

The knee…we get down on one to promise life-long devotion, we use them to squat down to grandchild level at playtime and we constantly bend them throughout the day for everything from picking up things we drop, to simply walking up the stairs. When our knees are compromised, it can certainly throw a cog in the works. Osteoarthritis of the …

Why Would Someone Want to Participate in a Clinical Trial?

There are many reasons why people would choose to join a clinical trial… Are there limited or no treatments available for an illness for which you suffer? Have you tried treatments for a health problem that have not worked? Are you interested in helping to find ways to prevent a disease, such as one that may be common in your …

What Are Clinical Trials and Why Are They a Great Research Tool?

Medical research is essential for the discovery, development and implementation of new and improved methods for preventing, screening, diagnosing and treating a multitude of diseases, as well as improving the quality of life for those suffering from illness. Clinical trials are medical research programs conducted with patients. So many remarkable medical advancements have discovered through the process of clinical trial …

COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Being Developed and What It All Mean for Us

There is no question that humankind requires assistance…a heavy-hitter, a formidable opponent to help combat COVID-19. An effective vaccine is exactly that shot in the arm we need to protect ourselves against this deadly pandemic. So, that begs the question, “Where are we in the process of COVID-19 vaccine development?” The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that have spike-like, …

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Contracting and/or Transmitting Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people around the world, with far too many cases resulting in death. We need to protect ourselves and others from the spread of this terrible illness. The best way to prevent contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 is to avoid exposure to it. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to slow …

How Does COVID-19 Spread?

The ease in which a virus spreads can vary. COVID-19 seemingly spreads more efficiently than the flu, but appears to be more ineffective than the spreading of measles. Even though there is still much we need to discover about how COVID-19 spreads, we do know that the best way to prevent against infection of the coronavirus is by avoiding exposure. …

COVID Symptoms

There are so many things we have yet to learn about the novel coronavirus. What we do know is that it can be extremely dangerous, spreading more easily than the flu and sometimes even becoming deadly. Through patient accounts, observations of experienced healthcare professionals and essential clinical research, we continue to discover information about more ways the coronavirus can manifest …

Different Areas of Research Aiding in the Fight Against COVID-19

Understanding COVID-19 is our best defense to protect against it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as many agencies and institutions around the world have joined ranks, conducting thousands upon thousands of studies in the fight against COVID-19. The extensive COVID-19 research, including epidemiological studies, cohort studies and serology studies, has ramped up across our country and …