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“I tested negative for COVID-19 antibodies after the vaccine? Why?”

Posted on February 25, 2021 in General

Our very own Dr. Tammi Shlotzhauer explains why this can happen. Dr. Shlotzhauer is the Assistant Medical Director of Rochester Clinical Research as well as a practicing rheumatologist. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology. By Dr. Tammi Shlotzhauer To understand this, you need to understand a little about immunology, viruses, and vaccines […]

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#HealthHistory- Otis Boykin

Posted on February 19, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Otis Boykin Meet Otis Boykin, an American Inventor, and Engineer Boykin is known for several important contributions to pacemakers and cardiac rhythm devices. Pacemakers are small devices that help the heart beat regularly by delivering small electric stimulation that controls the heartbeat. This device helps control […]

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#HealthHistory-Dr. Charles Richard Drew

Posted on February 12, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Charles Richard Drew Meet Dr. Drew, also known as the “Father of the Blood Bank”. Dr. Drew made numerous contributions to medicine, including organizing America’s first large scale blood blank, finding new ways to preserve blood plasma as well as introducing mobile blood collection units. […]

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What Does the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Efficacy Data Mean?

Posted on February 11, 2021 in General

With Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine efficacy data released this past week, and the announcement of their submission to the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization, many are left with questions regarding how good this vaccine truly is. In a nutshell, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine candidate was 72% effective in the US and 66% effective […]

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#HealthHistory – Dr. Jane C. Wright

Posted on February 4, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Jane C. Wright Dr. Jane C. Wright made historical medical advancements in cancer research and treatment and is noted for contributions to chemotherapy. During Dr. Wright’s time, chemotherapy was mostly experimental. She was one of the first to test many cancer chemotherapy treatments. Dr. […]

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What Are mRNA Vaccines?

Posted on January 25, 2021 in General

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic has become a worldwide effort to produce effective and safe vaccines as quickly as possible. Some vaccine developers have used messenger RNA (mRNA) technology to do this. Both of the current EAU COVID-19 Vaccines being distributed, Pfizer and Moderna, utilize mRNA technology. While COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are new, they are not […]

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Make 2021 Your Year To Quit Smoking!

Posted on January 20, 2021 in General

There is never a bad time to quit smoking, and during this COVID-19 Pandemic it is more important now than ever to be putting your health first. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified smoking as a factor that may increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 for both current and former […]

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Why we need multiple COVID-19 Vaccines.

Posted on January 12, 2021 in General

With the FDA announcing authorization for the emergency use of the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, many of us are thinking the battle with COVID-19 is over. Although this has made the light at the end of the tunnel closer and brighter, there is still work to be done to overcome COVID-19. With any […]

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Want to Participate in Another Study?

Posted on December 3, 2020 in General

There are many options available. Once people finish a clinical trial at RCR, they often ask when they can do another study. There generally has to be at least 30 days between studies. However, each study (from the one you just finished, to the one you would like to join) has a different set of […]

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