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Top Reasons Why Healthy Volunteers Participate in Clinical Research

Clinical research is an essential tool the scientific community uses when evaluating specific medical treatments and their effect on the body. Research studies need different types of individuals to participate in them—those who are healthy and others who may have illnesses. There are many reasons to participate in clinical research studies. Here are some of …

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Setting the stage: Fatty liver disease

Setting the Stage: Fatty Liver Disease

When setting a stage, a lot goes into the preparation to make sure everything is just right. The same can be said about most diseases. In this case, the stage is your body. Your lifestyle choices and what you consume could be setting the stage for conditions like fatty liver disease. And that’s a show …

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How serious is a schizophrenia diagnosis?

How Serious is a Schizophrenia Diagnosis?

Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder, and fears about it rarely contain any truth. While it can be serious, a diagnosis of schizophrenia doesn’t mean a life of never-ending worsening symptoms and recurring hospitalizations. It means setting aside the myths that say you can’t get better, embarking on the treatments that have proven you can. Symptoms …

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Discerning the Difference: Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Discerning the Difference- Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Bipolar disorder is often confused with depression mainly because it includes depressive episodes. They have other similarities that can muddy the water and cause further confusion. Discerning the difference between bipolar disorder and depression starts with understanding each’s symptoms. Bipolar and Depression Symptoms The main difference between the two is that bipolar refers to opposite …

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Should I be worried about NASH?

Should I Be Worried About NASH?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition in the United States. The condition develops when the liver stores excess amounts of fat. Approximately 25 percent of U.S. adults have NAFLD. Of those, about 20 percent have NASH (5% of adults in the U.S.), a more severe form of the disease …

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Have you been practicing these healthy habits for your liver health?

Healthy Habits for Liver Health

Keeping your liver healthy isn’t much different from taking care of your overall health. Staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing chronic conditions are a few recommended changes. The liver plays a significant role in the metabolism of what we consume. Therefore, diet is an integral part of healthy habits everyone should practice for …

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Research group offers free screenings for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Research group offers free screenings for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease has no symptoms Are you getting enough exercise? Are you eating right? It’s easier said than done. There’s a medical condition that affects a lot of people here in South Texas and some of the risk factors include being overweight, family history or not being active enough. Clay Dehn, vice president of …

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Supporting Someone with Schizophrenia

Supporting Someone with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a challenging brain disorder that affects how a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. It often makes it difficult to think clearly, regulate emotions, distinguish reality, and relate to others. If you have a loved one with schizophrenia, supporting them can make a huge difference by helping them find the right treatment, …

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