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A Hot Flash Story

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Have hot flashes impacted your multi-tasking?

Once upon a time there was a lady who had been through menopause suffering with hot flashes.  She had to throw the covers off her at night due to such profuse sweating and during the day, constantly fanned herself to stay cool. One day, the woman heard a radio commercial about a clinical research study enrolling in New London evaluating a product for women with hot flashes.  She called the site, answered some questions over the phone, and learned she qualified for the study. But alas, the lady was hesitant to participate. She was a bit uneasy about trying something that was not yet available for prescription.  She said she had to think about it, and so she did.  The lady told one of the members of the CCRstudies team at the research site she was a bit uneasy. After learning more about the study product and the design of the study, she felt better informed. She even learned one of the products she took everyday had been evaluated in the past at the very same sight!  The lady had never thought twice about taking this product and realized people like her must have participated in a clinical trial in order for the medication to gain FDA approval. This changed her way of thinking – she decided she too wanted to help others.  It was no longer just about her hot flashes, but rather, she gained a greater understanding of the importance of being a research volunteer.  The lady had already found her prince years ago, she wasn’t very concerned about that sort of happy ending. What made more of a difference to her was the fact she could ultimately impact someone else’s life by participating in a clinical trial.

Birth Control Research

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court is expected to make obtaining access to affordable birth control by prescription considerably more difficult for some women whose employers do not wish to cover those services.  Under the Affordable Care Act, women were supposed to be granted access to no cost contraception.  Unfortunately, many women who wish to engage in responsible family planning are not always able to afford a monthly prescription to a birth control pill or other contraceptive product.

Clinical research is underway in New London evaluating an investigational, oral birth control product.  Not everyone is aware there is no cost to participate in a clinical research trial and no cost for the study product.  All labs, exams and testing are available at no cost.  Women will also receive the birth control study product for one year at no cost.  Reimbursement may also be available for time and travel.

Some choose to participate in research because they like the feeling of helping others.  Some choose to participate in research because their health care options are limited, they are uninsured or under-insured, and they appreciate the no-cost study related healthcare.  Decisions to participate in research are personal, but the impact of volunteering creates a ripple effect in regards to helping to advance medicine.

If you wish to learn more about clinical healthcare research studies in New London, call to speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567. You can also email marylou@ccrstudies.com or text the keyword CCR to 74121.

Birth Control Study

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

 

Did you know at one time in our history animal dung was used as barrier contraception?  Did you also know in our history here in the United States up until the 1960’s it was illegal for a woman to use contraception?  We’ve come a long way.

While a variety of contraceptive products are available for a woman’s reproductive health, researchers continue to explore options for those in their reproductive years who do not wish to conceive, or who are looking to help control the sometimes painful and uncomfortable symptoms of menses.

Coastal Connecticut Research is currently conducting a clinical trial evaluating an investigational birth control product. The study is enrolling eligible women ages 18-45 years old.  Dr. Robert M. Spitz is the study gynecologist.  There is no cost to participate in the study and no cost for the investigational birth control pill which will be used by participants for one year.  Reimbursement is available to time and travel. Those wishing to learn more can text the keyword CCR to 74121 or call (860)443-4567. Email marylou@ccrstudies.com  if you have further questions. The CCRstudies team is always happy to speak with you to educate you regarding our clinical research trials and the important role of the study volunteer.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

 

The SKYLIGHT clinical study is seeking eligible candidates for a non-hormonal, investigational drug for hot flashes.

Hot flash clinical study

Call (860)443-4567

Study Gynecologist: Dr. Robert M. Spitz

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Decreased Zest for Sex?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Lack of zing?  Low zest for sex?  Has your “mojo” left the dojo?

1 in 3 women are affected by low libido but many women are unwilling to discuss their lack of drive with their partners and their health care providers due to embarrassment and shame.  The lack of intimacy experienced by women and their partners can cause distress in a relationship.  Women who once enjoyed fulfilling relations now find themselves unable to connect intimately.  The love for their partner is there, but the desire and satisfaction has waned.

Decreased sexual desire, also known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder or HSDD, is a real medical condition.

Coastal Connecticut Research is currently involved in a clinical research study testing an investigational product for decreased desire.  There is no cost to participate in the study, no cost for the study product, and no cost for all study-related health care. Dr. Robert Spitz is the study gynecologist.  Study nurses are Diane Palmer RN and Kelley Sanok RN.

Women who would like to learn more about the decrease sexual desire study in New London are welcome to call (860) 443-4567.  All calls are confidential.

 

Has the Arctic Chill Cooled Your Hot Flashes?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Let’s face it. We’re New Englanders.  Here at Coastal Connecticut Research, we have the good fortune of being located just a block away from the Thames River in New London and a few blocks away from Long Island Sound.  We are surrounded by quaint and charming New England homes and not too far from vibrant downtown New London.  But, with New England charm comes New England weather!

The recent cold snap, known as a polar vortex, has a lot of people feeling blah.  Believe it or not, a few women who suffer with moderate to severe hot flashes have told us they actually feel a little less overheated in periods of extreme cold. We do know, however, that Mark Twain wisely noted, “if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait five minutes.”  This too shall pass!

If you are a woman who has been living with bothersome hot flashes, don’t wait for another polar vortex to find relief! Coastal Connecticut Research is currently conducting a clinical research study testing an non-hormonal medication for the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women.  We encourage you to contact us to find out more.  There’s no need to run out in the freezing weather in your shorts and t-shirt to cool off!  Learn about an investigational medication being evaluated on women living with hot flashes.  (860) 443-4567.  Gynecologist Dr. Robert Spitz is the local study doctor and all visits take place in New London.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Are You Burning Up With Hot Flashes?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Are you a woman who can’t sleep due to night sweats?  Sidelined by hot flashes?  But….you aren’t interested in hormones?

Coastal Connecticut Research is part of a nationwide effort to test an investigational, non-hormonal medication for the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats.  Researchers want to see if the investigational medication reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes. Women who experience hot flashes following the loss of their monthly period may feel hot and sweaty (at the most inopportune time!) or wake up in the night covered in sweat. Hot flashes can be mild, moderate, or severe.  Most women will agree these are uncomfortable and often embarrassing symptoms of menopause.

For those interested in learning more about research volunteer opportunities, speak to a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567 today.  Dr. Robert Spitz is the study gynecologist.

Leak When You Laugh?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Leak when you laugh?  Dribble when you dance?  Cross your legs tightly when you cough or sneeze for fear of pee coming out?

1 in 3 women live with stress urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine.  Weakened pelvic muscles and a weakened sphincter due to childbirth can contribute to this, as well as multiple vaginal deliveries.  Not every woman keeps up with her kegels, and many of us aren’t too thrilled with the idea of kegel balls. Women are more likely than men to live with uncontrolled urine leaks.

What’s a woman to do?  Research is underway in New London for stress urinary incontinence (urine leaks.)  Those interested in learning more are welcome to call (860) 443-4567.  The CCRstudies team is part of a nationwide effort testing an investigational medication for the treatment of involuntary urine leaks.

Taking a Chance Every Month?

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Are you a sexually active woman who should be using birth control on a regular basis but isn’t?

It’s the heat of the moment and you and your partner are about to get down and funky.  You’ve been together for several years, and he flat out refuses to wear a condom, saying it doesn’t fit right. Or, if he does use a condom, he does so with a bit of complaint.  You’ve tried the pill, depo-shots, IUD’s, and the feeling of bloat, mood swings and discomfort left you feeling kind of crummy.  There have been a few months you’ve been so caught up in the excitement or romance you have neglected to use birth control.  These moments of forgetfulness can lead to a heck of a lot of responsibility 9 months down the road!

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is conducting a birth control study testing a non-hormonal gel.  Female volunteers are needed for the study.  You will receive the investigational product at no cost. Reimbursement of up to $100 per visit is available for time and travel.  There are 5 study visits over the course of the 36 week research study period.  Dr. Robert Spitz is the local study doctor. All visits take place on Montauk Avenue in New London.

Call today to learn more!  (860) 443-4567. Speak to Kelley, our study nurse, or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

We look forward to hearing from you today.

Painful Intercourse Study

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

“I used to enjoy sex with my husband, now it just hurts too much.”  “Why is this happening?”  “Intercourse is too painful. We haven’t been together in months.” “I have itching and irritation.”

We’ve heard from postmenopausal women about their struggles with intimacy due to pain and dryness.  A clinical research study is currently underway in New London testing an investigational vaginal cream. We are looking for postmenopausal women who experience vaginal dryness or pain to participate in a research study.  The research study compares an investigational vaginal cream to an already marketed or placebo vaginal cream.  Contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 if you are interested in learning more about this study.   Robert M. Spitz, MD is the local study gynecologist.

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