Pandemic vs. Epidemic

Although the word “epidemic” is frequently used today in casual conversation to describe anything to the point of excess in which it becomes negative, such as our all too common cell phone addictions, too much plastic surgery and the very serious issue of opioid abuse. In truth, the origin of the word “epidemic” is medical. It can be traced all …

Questions Frequently Asked Pertaining to Clinical Trials

If you are considering playing a vital role in the advancement of medicine and medical technology by embarking on your first experience as a clinical trial volunteer, you most likely have a few questions about clinical research and the clinical trial process. For your convenience, the medical and research professionals at Velocity Clinical Research have put together a list of …

Two Types of Medical Research: Observational and Clinical

According to the National Institute of Health, the types of medical studies performed by researchers are separated into two main categories – observational studies and clinical studies. A medical observational study is much like it sounds. It is the study by a researcher through observation. In an observational study, individuals are studied without experiments or new test treatments. They are …

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Breakthrough!

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, typically during sleep, of a baby under the age of one year who shows no signs or symptoms of any illness or medical condition. According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 37 percent of infant deaths in the United States can be attributed to SIDS.  …

Summer Events in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is a town chock-full of friendly locals, welcoming venues and amazing events that visitors can enjoy throughout the year; and the summer months are a particularly fun time of year to put all that to the test!  They (and by “they,” I mean all of those lucky travelers who have set foot on Flagler Avenue) always say, …

Chronic Sinusitis: An Overview of Possible Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Chronic sinusitis is a common condition affecting over 30 million people within the United States. Sometimes confused with allergies or the common cold due what may be similar symptoms, chronic sinusitis may cause sufferers to miss out on the medical attention they need. Sinusitis may disappear, but not typically on its own. If left untreated, chronic sinusitis may last several …

Technology and Keeping Up with Your Health

Advanced technology, making things more efficient and convenient, has permeated all aspects of our lives including our health; and some of those technological innovations that help us work toward maintaining optimal health are absolutely incredible! One of the very beneficial advancements in healthcare technology is mobile health, also known as Mhealth. Mhealth, which initially began as physician appointments taking place …

Breakthroughs in Clinical Research

Clinical research enables doctors and researchers to develop a better understanding of diseases. With the knowledge afforded by clinical trials, medical professionals can work toward improving disease detection and prevention, developing more accurate diagnoses and discovering innovative treatments and medicines, all of which can improve and lengthen lives. The first controlled clinical trial recorded was performed by James Lind in …

AI-powered Innovations in Clinical Research

We are transforming the world of clinical research through artificial intelligence-powered technology…reducing clinical trial times, increasing clinical trial productivity and success rates, and improving costs; all of which result in greater advancements in medicine. Since clinical trials are the path to ensuring the efficacy and safety of new treatments and medications, it behooves us to incorporate the power of artificial …

Why the Diversity of Volunteers Is So Important in Clinical Trials

Although other factors can affect how we prevent disease, administer care and develop innovative treatments, clinical trials are critical to advancements in medicine; and as previously proven and then again confirmed by the pandemic, lack of diversity in clinical trials can put research, vaccines and even more healthcare elements at risk.  Successful clinical trials can provide the critical research necessary …