A Day in the Life: Pediatric Migraines

About 8% of children suffer from migraines and around 1.5-2% experience chronic migraines, meaning they have a headache more than 15 days a month. Symptoms can be just as debilitating in children as they are in adults. Learning how to help manage them is just one of the many things a family must juggle each…

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Thank a Volunteer, Be a Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month. While there are many different kinds of volunteer opportunities, we want to thank those who participate in clinical research. Without their selfless contributions, medical advances would cease to exist. We are encouraging everyone this April to thank a volunteer. If you can, consider being a volunteer for clinical research.  …

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Researching an End to Endometriosis

Endometriosis (Endo) is a condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 reproductive-aged (12-52) individuals. It is a leading cause of infertility, and symptoms may be so severe they interfere with daily life. Despite its prevalence, diagnosis takes on average 7-10 years. Thankfully, scientists and health officials continue to work diligently, researching an end to endometriosis.…

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The Flu vs. COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Despite naysayers, the flu is still very active, though numbers appear to be lower due to, at least in part, mask-wearing and social distancing for COVID-19. The overwhelming focus on the pandemic makes it feel like the flu is no longer a problem. Unfortunately, this is not the case and continuing the search for treatments…

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Hot Flashes Can Be Frustrating, but Hope is Coming

Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause. They typically begin as a sudden sensation of heat on the upper torso and face that can spread to the rest of the body. Profuse sweating usually follows, lasting anywhere between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. When they occur at night, they are called night sweats and…

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Get to Know Walter Storm: The Data Alchemist Behind Aspen Insights

Cedar Health Research, powered by Aspen Insights’ technology is transforming clinical trial recruitment with AI-Technology. Walter Storm, Chief Executive Officer for Aspen Insights Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Firm, is the data alchemist leading the way. Cedar Health Research and Aspen Insights are pleased to offer a two-part series diving deeper into the technology and…

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Let’s talk Kids Migraines with Dr. Fink

Approximately half of the people who get migraines have their first attack before the age of 12. They have even been reported in children as young as 18 months. Cedar Health Research is currently conducting pediatric migraine studies to improve future options for children who suffer from them. To help get the word out, we’ve…

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Headaches in Kids: Is it Something More?

Migraines are a complicated neurological disease that causes head pain and other symptoms. While they are mostly attributed to adults, kids get them too. Most kids will get head pain at some point, but migraines are much more than a nasty headache. We’re going to show you some differences between headaches and migraines in kids,…

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Q&A with Dr. Choi: Hot flashes and Beyond

To set the stage for our new hot flash study enrolling here at Cedar Health, we talked with our women’s health principal investigator, Dr. Sooyeon Choi. Dr. Choi is a practicing physician at Walnut Hill OBGYN in addition to her PI duties here at Cedar Health. Her passion for women’s health and advancing treatment for…

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Diversity in Clinical Trials

Patient recruitment in clinical trials continues to be a pain point in the clinical trial process. Meeting enrollment goals is one thing but obtaining enough demographic diversity in the treatment populations is another. While racial and ethnic minorities continue to be underrepresented in clinical trials, diversity challenges in gender and age exist as well. Solutions…

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Kids and Clinical Research: Commonly Asked Questions

There’s no doubt about it, when you mention kids and clinical research in the same sentence, you can be sure there will be a certain amount of misunderstanding and stigma that follows. Clinical research studies help us find better ways to detect, prevent, and treat different medical conditions. The volunteers that participate in studies help…

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Clinical Trial Rescue: Stress to Success

The coronavirus pandemic affected the pharmaceutical and research industry drastically, causing many research sites to slow, pause, or even stop their clinical trials. As the nation slowly adjusts, clinical trials have restarted, and in addition, a surge of COVID-19 trials have also been added to the playing field. So, how is it affecting us now?…

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Coping with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the type of tissue found inside of the uterus grows outside of it. Complications occur as the tissue grows, these growths can become inflamed, irritated, and swollen. During the break down of these growths, scaring called adhesions, and pain can occur especially before and during the menstrual cycle. It is…

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Are you suffering from endometriosis pain?

Are you suffering from endometriosis pain? The EdelWeiss study is testing the safety and effectiveness of a once a day oral medication for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain. To learn more or to see if you qualify for this study enrolling at Cedar Health Research, please visit – https://bit.ly/CHR-Endometriosis-Trials.

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Transforming the Clinical Trial Model

The clinical trial process is proving to be more challenging as protocols become more sophisticated, and finding qualified patients is harder than ever. Fortunately, Cedar Health Research, with the power of Aspen Insights technology, is deploying a new model that accelerates the clinical trial process we know today.   The Traditional Clinical Trial Model Clinical…

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Dallas researchers achieve clinical trial success with cutting-edge, Artificial Intelligence technology

Artificial intelligence is helping researchers accelerate the clinical trial process   DALLAS, TX – Dallas researchers achieved an immense feat by randomizing the total number of patients for a given endometriosis clinical trial within a week.   Endometriosis is a condition that can cause painful symptoms for women. Traditionally, clinical trial enrollment for conditions such…

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The Endometriosis Impact

72% of women with endometriosis reported having 8 or more symptoms that interfere with their daily life and activities. If you or someone you love has endometriosis, learning more about this condition is the first step in supporting each other.   Impact on Body Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which, tissue that normally lines…

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Endometriosis Myths Debunked

Let’s face it. The internet is filled with information that may not always be true. Endometriosis is a commonly misunderstood condition that affects millions of women around the world. Information surrounding this women’s health problem can sometimes be a bit foggy. Let’s debunk common myths about endometriosis, plus what you can do to help other…

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Why I Joined a Clinical Trial

Most days, I face the kind of pain that would make most people stay home in bed. I make sure to double up on feminine products just to help control my heavy bleeding (and keep a change of clothes too). My boyfriend is frustrated because when we have sex, frequently, it hurts. You wouldn’t know…

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Dallas researchers aim to accelerate women’s health clinical trials

Local researchers are combining critical components that can help accelerate research for women’s health trials   DALLAS, TX – Conditions like endometriosis and uterine fibroids impact many women but are not fully understood. Common symptoms include pain and there are limited treatment options; therefore, clinical trials are vital to helping researchers find better treatments.  …

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Women’s Health Research: Closing the Recruitment Gap

Innovate research is paramount to accelerating the discovery of future women’s health treatments and therapies. Our proven model at Cedar Health Research enables us to match qualified female patients quickly and efficiently to women’s health trials. Improved recruitment techniques are a win for clinical trial volunteers, doctors and study sponsors.   Closing the Recruitment Gap…

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Accelerating Women’s Health Research

Indications such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids are the tip of the iceberg in women’s health research. Many of these conditions are not fully understood; therefore, clinical research is vital to helping researchers find better treatments and therapies to improve the health and well-being of women around the globe. The team at Cedar Health Research,…

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Results Through Connections

Physician-Engagement in Clinical Trials

Clinical researchers face uphill challenges in patient recruitment as clinical trial protocols have become more and more complex over the years. Cedar Health Research, backed by Aspen Insights technology, facilitates new connections between physicians, their patients, and clinical trial opportunities to accelerate patient recruitment. A few points we will cover:   Gain insight on the…

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Finding Trial Patients Through AI Technology

Finding Trial Patients through AI-Technology

Patient recruitment has historically been one of the most difficult challenges facing the clinical research industry. Cedar Health Research and Aspen Insights are solving the clinical trial recruitment gap by finding “needles in a haystack” with advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI).   The Recruitment Problem Sites and Sponsors often face several barriers when recruiting for clinical…

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Cedar Health Research: Powering Clinical Research with State-of-the-Art Technology

Let’s face it; the clinical research process has proven to be a debilitating tide of inaccurate patient recruitment results, minimal physician participation, and lack of qualified patients. Fortunately, Cedar Health Research, with the power of Aspen Insights technology, is striving to give back to the research community by providing a streamlined approach to clinical trials.…

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Cedar Health Research: Prepared and Equipped to Conduct your COVID-19 Study

Clinical researchers around the world are in the race to find an effective vaccine and treatments for the novel coronavirus that has taken the world by surprise this year. With the help of AI-technology and access to breakthrough antibody testing, Cedar Health Research, stands ready to enroll and execute faster for upcoming COVID-19 clinical trials.…

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Local Doctors, Researchers Hope to Answer Unknowns About COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Original Article From NBCDFW.com Published April 22, 2020 Like most moms-to-be, Salma Grado is excited and a bit nervous expecting her first child. Pregnancy always brings mixed emotions, but anxieties have been heightened by the unknowns surrounding the coronavirus. “It’s a really unsettling time to be pregnant especially with your first child,” said expectant mother…

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