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Hot Flash Study

Monday, January 4th, 2016

After a record mild December with spring buds popping up in backyards in the region, January has descended upon us and it is starting to feel a little more like winter. Even though things can get pretty chilly this time of year, some women still find themselves burning up with hot flashes.

Hot flashes can affect women several years after menopause.  Hot flashes can range anywhere from mild, to moderate or severe.  Some women find themselves rushing to find relief, whether it’s stripping off layers, cooling themselves in front of the fridge or freezer, carrying a portable fan, or tossing off bed covers during a night sweat.  Regardless of when and where hot flashes and night sweats strike, they are quite bothersome and disruptive for many women. Secondary problems such as insomnia, irritability, and mood swings can set in thanks to the lost sleep and discomfort experienced by women living with these symptoms.

CCRstudies is currently enrolling eligible volunteers for a hot flash study in New London. We are testing an investigational medication to be used for the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats  in postmenopausal women (those who no longer menstruate).  The study will be conducted on Montauk Avenue by Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight. There is no cost to participate and no cost for the study medication.  If you are a woman who is living with postmenopausal hot flashes and you are interested in becoming a study volunteer, contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567.  We would be happy to answer your questions and discuss the role of the study volunteer. Reimbursement is available for time and travel. (860)443-4567.

Nightingale Awards

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Merrilyn

Congratulations to Merrilyn McNatt, APRN.  She will be presented with a Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.  She is among 50 nurses who will be recognized for excellence in their profession by the VNA of Southeastern Connecticut, who organize the event.

Merrilyn has worked as a Sub Investigator on a variety of clinical trials at CCRstudies. Ms. McNatt has a BSN from the Medical College of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Maternal/Child  Nursing from the University of Connecticut with  post-graduate work completed at the University of Rhode Island in the area of family practice.

Best wishes to Merrilyn on being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the nursing profession!

 

 

“Staycation” Events

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Magnet Postcard for Ladies

It is school vacation week here in Southeastern Connecticut. If you’re one of many who has chosen the more affordable “staycation” option, perhaps you would like to visit CCRstudies at one of several upcoming regional events.  AND, to add some fun, Susan Epstein is giving us two free tickets to her “Get Kids to Listen” workshop at the Water’s Edge in Westbrook, this Saturday, April 18th, beginning at 12:30 p.m .  Call 860-443-4567 if you are interested in the tickets.

Here is our event rundown this week where we will promote and discuss all of our clinical research trials.

Friday, April 17th – Senior Fair, Montville Senior Center, Maple Ave. in Uncasville – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

– Of particular interest to seniors are our studies on Alzheimer’s, Diabetic Foot Pain, Urinary Leakage and Overactive Bladder

Saturday, April 18th – Get Kids to Listen workshop, The Water’s Edge in Westbrook, 1525 Boston Post Road – 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

– We’ll be chatting with parents about our Decreased Sexual Desire study (you once enjoyed sex, but now, not so much!), Birth Control, Hot Flashes/Night Sweats, Fibromyalgia, and more!

Sunday, April 19th- Ladies First, the Thames Club, 290 State Street,  in New London – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. –

– Our “Be The Match” booth will be a highlight to this event which is a cancer benefit for local women and survivors. We’ll cover all studies and highlight our Painful Intercourse trial, be on hand to talk about Hot Flashes/Night Sweats, Decreased Sexual Desire, Birth Control, Urinary Leakage, etc.

We also look forward to networking and promoting studies at the CURE CRO and Vendor Fair to be held at the Mystic Marriott, Route 117 (625 North Road) in Groton,  on Tuesday, April 21st! The event begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

New 8 Visits CCRStudies

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

It was an exciting day here at CCRStudies in New London.  Today, New 8 Medical Reporter Jocelyn Maminta and her camera man Keith Porter visited CCRStudies to learn more about the facility and our current Hot Flash trial.  Jocelyn interviewed CCRStudies Medical Director Dr. Robert Spitz and Clinical Research Nurse Jessie Jellison.  We are also grateful to Kim G., one of our many wonderful patients, who spoke about her involvement in a past study. The interview is slated to air Wednesday, August 6th during the 5:30 p.m. telecast.  The profile will also be on the WTNH website for those who cannot catch the interview live.  As Jessie Jellison noted, the study truly is for “the good of the future” of women living with bothersome hot flashes.

Clinical Research Nurse Jessie Jellison describes the Hot Flash Trial to New 8

Clinical Research Nurse Jessie Jellison describes the Hot Flash Trial to New 8

Hot Flashes

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Can’t Stand Your Hot Flashes?

Participation in The Hot Flash Study could lead to a new treatment for this condition and increased understanding of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.

Study related medical care provided at no cost and reimbursement is available for time and travel.  See if you are eligible today!  Call CCRstudies at (860)443-4567. Study gynecologists include Robert M. Spitz, MD and Craig E. McKnight MD, PhD.

Total reimbursement available for time and travel up to $525 for this 12-week study.

 

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Southeast Healthy Living Expo

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Senior Expo Norwich 2

Diane Palmer, RN, CCRC and Site Administrator of CCRStudies along with MaryLou Gannotti, PR and Communications Director, had the pleasure of meeting well over 100 people today at the Southeast Healthy Living Expo.  The event, sponsored by the Senior Resources Agency on Aging along with the Norwich Bulletin, was held at Norwich Technical High School and featured a variety of businesses and non-profit agencies promoting services for seniors.  The CCRStudies booth was a hotbed of activity with men and women eager to learn more about clinical trials on such diseases as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and conditions ranging from hot flashes to an overactive bladder. CCRStudies also had the pleasure of being interviewed live on the air by Stu Breyer of WICH 1310 Personality Radio. Stu asked some engaging questions regarding the clinical trial process and noted he found what CCRStudies does “fascinating.”  Congratulations to our Walmart Gift Card Raffle Winners, Rikki W. of Waterford and Ann C. of Norwich.