Feature Image - Cutting-Edge Care Options Now More Accessible for Patients

Cutting-Edge Care Options Now More Accessible for Patients

Posted on March 28, 2022 in General

Rochester Clinical Research Offers Solutions to Regional Care Providers Rochester Clinical Research (RCR) has announced the launch of their Community Research Division (RCRCD). RCR is a leading clinical research facility in Western New York with well established relationships with pharmaceutical, vaccine and device companies. The new division will bring the value of clinical research as […]

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#HealthHistory- Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston

Posted on February 4, 2022 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston was a medical trailblazer who broke barriers and shattered stereotypes within the medical community. She conducted research, created treatments, and provided medical leadership in pediatric medicine but, most importantly in the world of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Her goal in becoming a […]

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A revolutionary therapy to lower bad cholesterol.

Posted on January 31, 2022 in General

A revolutionary therapy to lower bad cholesterol, Leqvio (Inclisiran), has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the European Commission (EC). Leqvio is the first and only approved small interfering RNA (siRNA) therapy for LDL-C (bad cholesterol) reduction. In studies, Leqvio showed LDL-C reduction of up to 52% when […]

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Feature Image - Why the new Pfizer data for children 5 and under reminds us why clinical trials are so crucial in the first place.

Why the new Pfizer data for children 5 and under reminds us why clinical trials are so crucial in the first place.

Posted on December 21, 2021 in General

While many were disappointed at Pfizer’s most recent announcement that trials of its vaccine in children ages 2 to 5 did not provide the expected immunity, data like this reminds us why clinical trials are so crucial in the first place. Advancements, medical and non-medical are not possible without trial and error. Pfizer had lowered […]

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COVID-19 Variants… What are they?

Posted on December 8, 2021 in General

To start out, ALL viruses constantly change through mutation. Mutations in viruses — including the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic — are neither new nor unexpected. When a virus has one or more new mutations it’s called a variant of the original virus. A variant usually doesn’t affect how the virus works. But sometimes they […]

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Feature Image - The Pneumococcal Vaccine. When to get it. Who should get it. Why get it.

The Pneumococcal Vaccine. When to get it. Who should get it. Why get it.

Posted on November 1, 2021 in General

Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria. These bacteria can cause many types of illnesses, including pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs.  Pneumococcal bacteria are one of the most common causes of pneumonia. Most pneumococcal infections are mild. However, some can result in long-term problems, such as brain damage or […]

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#HealthHistory- César Milstein

Posted on October 12, 2021 in General

#HealthHistory Celebrating revolutionary individuals who made historical advancements in medicine César Milstein was an immunologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work in the development of monoclonal antibodies. In 1975, Milstein worked with Köhler, a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge. Together, they developed one of the most powerful tools of molecular […]

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How mRNA technology could transform the flu shot.

Posted on September 22, 2021 in General

For nearly 70 years flu vaccines have been made with the same technology: a process relying on chickens, Petri dishes, and dead viruses. Each year as flu season rolls around, so does a new flu shot. The current development process for flu vaccines is lengthy and involves a bit of prediction. These flu vaccines are […]

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Feature Image - The unseasonable surge in RSV…why?

The unseasonable surge in RSV…why?

Posted on September 1, 2021 in General

Hospitals around the country and even right here in Rochester are reporting an unseasonable outbreak of RSV cases. RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms in adults. Unfortunately, RSV can cause serious complications in infants and older adults. In infants, RSV is the most common cause […]

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