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The World Health Organization (WHO) already considers diabetes an epidemic and predicts that in the not-so-distant future it will be the seventh leading cause of death at a global scale. So when a piece begins with a statement about the ‘diabetes epidemic’ know that writers are not being dramatic for the sake of keeping your attention. The numbers are scary…

Whenever the nervous system is affected or involved in any way, things get complicated. So, we at FindMeCure are starting off NERVEmber with a post about quite the obscure condition that otherwise doesn’t get much attention in comparison to its more talked about relatives in the family of nervous system diseases: MC, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s… Yes, that’s right, we’ll be…

Holden is one of these kids whose parents are brave enough to take a risk both for his own benefit and for the children outside of clinical trials who nevertheless might need the drug in development. Holden is fighting Crohn’s disease - a kind of inflammatory bowel disease, which causes abdominal pain, severe, sometimes bloody diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition.…

“I tried everything, I really did. I even tried this new treatment that I got in Spain because it wasn’t yet available here”, one of our team members’ close friends said about his Crohn’s disease progression. “It was supposed to do miracles but it didn’t work on me at all. I got so anxious, I began provoking my flare-ups in…

We’ll say it again: terminology can easily become a barrier between patients and the world of clinical trials. It seems that sometimes we take for granted the understanding of what different medical research terms mean and don’t go as in-depth as we probably should. We have a series of posts exploring questions, practices, and procedures as they relate to clinical…

When it comes to clinical trials and medical research in general terminology can be a barrier, preventing patients from being as informed as they should be. Informed consent is a major part of taking part in a clinical trial, but in order to give your informed consent you must be in on the jargon used by researchers. We at FindMeCure…

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