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Hey Moms- Participate in Research!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

After a busy and fun summer vacation, the kiddos are back in school and you’re wondering what to do!  Have you ever considered becoming a research volunteer?

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is a dedicated medical research facility in New London specializing in clinical research trials.  There is no cost to participate in a study, no insurance is needed, and all study-related labs, exams and testing is provided at no cost.  In addition, you might just feel really warm and fuzzy inside about becoming a research volunteer and helping to advance discoveries in medicine.

Women ages 18 and above who live with frequent urination and the urgent need to urinate might be eligible to participate in an Overactive Bladder study currently enrolling.  After you’ve put the kids on the bus, give CCRstudies a call to learn more about this study and other enrolling clinical research trials.  (860) 443-4567.

Alzheimer’s Agitation

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease can involve much more than memory loss.  Many of those living with Alzheimer’s can develop the symptoms of agitation – pacing, wandering, restlessness, mood swings and repetitive behaviors.  Is your loved one prone to outbursts or verbally combative?  Is the person with dementia in your life repeating himself/herself, asking the same question over and over again?

Research is underway in New London evaluating an investigational medication for people living with Alzheimer’s agitation.  Caregivers participate in the study as well.  A caregiver may be the spouse of the person with Alzheimer’s, an adult child, or a trusted friend or companion.  Often times these individuals are bearing a heavy burden in dealing with such unpredictable behavior.

Over 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and this number is expected to rise.  Research plays an invaluable role in trying to find a way to better deal with the difficult symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  Someday, researchers hope to find a cure!

If you want to learn more about memory loss research, contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.

Are You Living with an Overactive Bladder?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

You pee 8 times a day or more, and sometimes you don’t quite make it.

The sense of urgency when you have to urinate is no joke- you can’t go to a restaurant or the movies without getting up at least once or twice to use the restroom.

You’re embarrassed and annoyed – what do you pee all the time?

Overactive Bladder also known as OAB is a real medication condition affecting nearly 33 million Americans.  The urge to urinate, urinary frequency, leaks, and getting up in the night to pee can all be symptoms of OAB.

If the road you travels involves frequent trips to the loo, you may wish to know more about clinical research!  (860)443-4567.

Decreased Zest for Sex?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

July is a month for fireworks in our region.  How about those amazing Sailfest fireworks each year?  Are those the only fireworks you are experiencing?  Has your sizzle turned to fizzle in the boudoir?

Low libido affects many women.  Hormonal shifts associated with menopause can affect your body in a myriad of ways, even sometimes having an impact on your once active and fulfilling sex life.

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is  conducting a research study evaluating an investigational product’s effectiveness on sexual desire and satisfaction.  Dr. Robert Spitz is the local study gynecologist.

Want to learn more?  Call to speak with a member of the CCRstudies team at (860) 443-4567.  We look forward to hearing from you and sharing information regarding research participation.

Summertime!

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

It’s summertime.  In New London, the home of Coastal Connecticut Research, this means cool breezes off the water, beautiful sailboats cruising up the Thames and school’s out!  Are you a teacher, a bus driver, or someone who just so happens to be lucky enough to take the summer off?  Have you considered helping others in between your days at the beach?

Research volunteers make a difference in the lives of others.  If you want to do something that could help others in the future, consider participating in research.  Be involved in a study to see if any breakthroughs are made in regards to treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s agitation, hot flashes and nights sweats, Lyme disease, and urinary urgency and frequency.

Your participation is a phone call away – call to see if you may be able to take this step!  (860) 443-4567.  After a visit  – grab a lobster roll by the water!

CCRstudies in the Community

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Have you attended a recent event lately and met a member of the CCRstudies team?  We pride ourselves on reaching out to the local community.  Whether attending a meeting of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network, the Senior Resources “M” Team, or participating in a health fair or senior center event, we are always looking for ways to connect with the community.  While out in the community, we do our best to share information regarding clinical research studies and the role of the research volunteer.

If you are interested in having a member of the CCRstudies team conduct an educational presentation or if you would like to host a Mobile Memory Clinic for no-cost memory testing, contact MaryLou Gannotti at Coastal Connecticut Research.  Call (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

 

Non-Hormonal Hot Flash Study

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Have you gone through menopause?

Do you have hot flashes?

Sometimes hot flashes (feeling flushed and/or sweaty)
can get in the way of daily activities and sleep. The
ASPIRE-1 Study is a clinical research trial looking
at a non-hormonal, investigational medication to see
if it affects the quality of sleep.

Could you take part?
We are looking for women who:
• have gone through menopause (stopped having
periods)
• have hot flashes that include sweating about
7 times per day.

The study will last about 20 weeks and will require
7 visits to the study center. About 360 women across
the United States will take part in the ASPIRE-1 Study.
All study medication and study-related procedures
will be provided at no cost.
We are enrolling women now.

Want to know more? Please contact us today!
Call (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com. 

Lyme Disease

Monday, March 5th, 2018

March, it comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. March also gives people a lot of hope as we mark spring this month!

Spring is a time we associate with improving weather, blossoming buds and yes, unfortunately here in New England, Lyme disease.  There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Lyme disease lately, and it appears tick activity has started already.

Coastal Connecticut Research in New London is involved in the fight against Lyme disease. We’re part of a blood draw study to ultimately help to diagnose the disease in individuals sooner.  If you have been bitten by a tick and not previously been treated for Lyme disease, you may wish to learn more.  Call to speak to a member of the CCRstudies team if you have had a tick bite in the previous month and you have Lyme disease, or suspect you might.  We are happy to share further information regarding the study.  Call (860) 443-4567.

Give of Yourself this Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed and depleted?  Has the tin cup been passed around a little too much this holiday season?  Do you have donor fatigue?  Believe it not, there might be a way you could feel better. How?
VOLUNTEER! Clinical trials are now enrolling at Coastal Connecticut Research in New London.

Studies have shown people who volunteer actually feel better. It creates what is called the “happiness effect.”  During this season of giving, consider sharing your time to help advance medical research.  Volunteer for a clinical research study.  You’ll receive study-related health care at no cost, no cost study medication, and, reimbursement for time and travel is available.  Best of all, by participating in research, you can help to advance knowledge about new ways to treat existing diseases and conditions.

So, instead of just taking out your checkbook and making out yet another donation, add to the warm fuzzy feeling by donating your time to research. Volunteers do make a difference!

Call us today at (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

Low Sex Drive

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

For quite a few women their once active sex lives have hit the skids.  A woman can likely still love her partner and crave intimacy, but thanks to hormonal shifts and physiological changes, desire and good sex are a thing of the past.

Coastal Connecticut Research is involved in a study testing a daily cream product to evaluate its impact on sexual desire, interest and satisfying sexual events.  Women who once had the urge to be intimate and had a satisfying sex life, but now experience lack of desire and lack of satisfaction, may be interested in learning more. This is a condition many women live with, but few are open to discussing due to the personal and intimate nature of the subject.

Contact a member of the CCRstudies team to discuss research for decreased sexual desire.  If you would like to learn more about becoming a research volunteer, call (860) 443-4567.