By: Ivette de Pool
The National Institute of Health defines clinical trials as research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. Clinical trials may also compare a new treatment to a treatment that is already available.
So why should you participate in research? Have you ever considered it? Being a part of research is necessary to bring about advancements in the medical field. Without studies and potential volunteers, scientists will never really know how the body fully functions. Advancements in medicine have all come about because someone just like you decided to make a difference.
Participating in a clinical trial is a major decision and should be considered with plenty of time. When an individual agrees to participate in a research trial, this process is called “Informed Consent.” By signing the Informed Consent, the participant is agreeing to all the terms and conditions set forth in the protocol.
At Gastro Health, our mission is “to provide outstanding medical care and an exceptional healthcare experience.” We believe that clinical research is vital in order to fulfill our mission. For over two decades, the physicians at Gastro Health have been involved in clinical research studies, aiming to restore the way we think about research in general. Only by clinical trials and research is it possible to find newer, more innovative therapies. Focusing on education about clinical trials allows for the advancement of new discoveries that will aid in the treatment of diseases for generations to come.
If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to consider being a part of medical research. Currently, Gastro Health Research offers several study opportunities in the following treatment areas:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Clostridium Difficile Associated with Diarrhea (CDAD)
Eligible participants may even receive compensation for their time and travel. To learn more about Gastro Health’s research studies, please contact: (786)456-8676 or visit our website at www.gastrohealth.com/research. Clinical research trials can potentially aid in the saving of lives and improve overall health.
Be part of the answer; be part of the change.