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Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Happy New Year!  What are your resolutions?  Or, have you decided to trash the resolutions and just do your best everyday? Maybe last year’s list has turned into this year’s desire to be a kinder human being, or more giving.

Here at Coastal Connecticut Research in New London we are grateful each day for those who come forward to participate in research. Our study volunteers give their time to help develop better treatment options for a variety of conditions.  In 2018 many came forward to test study products for conditions such as hot flashes and night sweats, decreased sexual desire, migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s agitation, stress urinary incontinence, diabetic foot pain, multiple sclerosis walking impairment and more.  2019 is another year that holds much promise as we continue to help to move medicine forward one volunteer at a time.

Are you curious about research? Would you like to learn more. Call us!  (860)44304567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

Speaker Series

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Dr. Robert M. Spitz addresses a group regarding OAB

 

How do I know if I have an overactive bladder?  What is an overactive bladder?  Is an overactive bladder a healthy bladder?  These questions and others were addressed recently as part of the CCRstudies speaker series.  Our inaugural event featuring Dr. Robert M. Spitz as our speaker was held at Shoreline Physical Therapy in East Lyme, Connecticut.  Dr. Robert Spitz, primary investigator of our current OAB research study and Medical Director of Coastal Connecticut Research, discussed OAB, urinary urgency and incontinence issues at a lunch and learn held in early December.  Those in attendance, both women and some men, came with questions and were seeking to be better informed about this condition.  Joanne Moore, PT and proprietor of Shoreline Physical Therapy also addressed some techniques to address OAB regarding biofeedback and physical therapy.  The event provided some vital information to those in attendance. Thanks to Joanne Moore for her hospitality and to those who attended this event!

Urinary Incontinence Event

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

 

Are you a woman who leaks and has strong and sudden urges to go pee?  Up at night to pee?  Do you urinate frequently?  These symptoms and others will be the topic of a discussion scheduled to take place at Shoreline Physical Therapy in East Lyme on Wednesday, December 5th at noon.  Dr. Robert M. Spitz will be the featured speaker and we encourage you to join us.  Joanne Moore, Physical Therapist, will also share information on treatment for those living with urinary incontinence.  Light refreshments will be served.  We hope you can join us at this event.  Shoreline Physical Therapy is located at 131 Boston Post Road in East Lyme, just past Flanders Four Corners.  See you then!  RSVP.  (860)443-4567.

 

 

Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

CCRstudies is proud to announce our new educational and informational speaker series.  Dr. Robert M. Spitz, medical director, will kick off our speaker series at 10am on  Tuesday, November 27th at the New London Senior Citizen’s Center, 120 Broad Street in New London.  Dr. Spitz will discuss how menopause can affect a woman’s libido. He will also highlight research in this area.   To learn more about this discussion or how you can book an event, contact MaryLou Gannotti at (860)443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com. 

FDA Approves Hot Flash Medication

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

It’s exciting news for women who suffer from hot flashes and night sweats following menopause. The FDA has just approved Bijuva, “the first and only FDA-approved bio-identical hormone therapy combination of estradiol and progesterone in a single, oral capsule for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (commonly known as hot flashes or flushes) due to menopause in women with a uterus.”

CCRstudies was among the sites throughout the United States evaluating Bijuva during the clinical research trial process.  Many thanks to our loyal volunteers who participated in this important research study.

No Tricks Here! C’mon Ghouls!

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Calling all ghouls, goblins and witches!  Are you spooked about clinical research?  Afraid there are more tricks than treats involved?  Don’t worry!  At CCRstudies in New London, we conduct clinical research studies with an adherence to ethical standards and practices.  All study-related care, labs, exams and testing is available at no cost and no insurance is needed.

Not everyone understands the premise behind clinical research.  We are among thousands of sites throughout the US and the world involved in changing lives through research.  By volunteering for a clinical research study, you are evaluating a new treatment option for a condition or disease that otherwise might not be available.  Or, you may be evaluating a study device. Some research studies are observational and do not involve medication or devices.  Through the clinical trial process in the United States, study products currently being evaluated may ultimately become available to the general public.

If you or your “mummy” wish to learn more this Halloween season, please give us a ring at CCRstudies in New London. (860)443-4567.

CCRstudies Outreach

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about why some females have decreased sexual desire after menopause? Or maybe you would like to learn more about urinary incontinence issues such as stress incontinence or urge incontinence. In layman’s terms, that means do you feel the sudden strong urge to pee that you just can’t control or do you leak?  Dr. Robert M. Spitz, board-certified OB-GYN and medical director of Coastal Connecticut Research, will be presenting on such topics throughout the community this fall.

Our site is proud of our efforts to educate the local community on issues relating to healthcare, clinical research studies and over all well being.  We are happy to visit senior centers, health care facilities, municipalities and other places where we can share information with you on a variety of topics.  If you wish to learn more call MaryLou Gannotti at (860) 443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com. 

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.