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Prevention is a Choice Too

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

It’s every woman’s right to have access to birth control, pregnancy tests, and gynecological visits.
If you participate in our research study you can have them all at no cost. While helping us
evaluate our investigational oral contraceptive currently under development, all birth control pills,
gynecological visits, and medical care related to the study, will be provided to you at no cost for
up to 12 months. This opportunity ends soon, so click on this ad to learn more. (Compensation
also included.)

Text the keyword CCR to 74121 or call (860)443-4567. Email marylou@ccrstudies.comClick here to sign up online:

What’s Happening at CCRstudies

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day as Nina Simone so beautifully sang. 2021 has held hope for quite a few people.
At Coastal Connecticut Research in New London, we are continuing to forge ahead with being on the forefront of a worldwide effort to improve the qualify of life for people living with a variety of conditions.  Clinical research is the pathway to developing new products and treatments for individuals throughout the world.

Recently, a study patient noted how much she has enjoyed participating in research. She said her friends often ask her “why do you do those studies?” and her reply was “why wouldn’t I?”  She noted the interest the medical team takes in her health, the time they take with her to answer her questions on a variety of topics, and the fact she never feels rushed when her study visits are conducted. Women and men from throughout the region have taken the time to help others by participating in clinical research trials.  We thank them!

This year, we are looking forward to launching a variety of new studies at our site.  We encourage people who have questions on research to contact us directly.  You can reach out by phone at (860)443-4567 to talk to a member of the study team, email marylou@ccrstudies.com or even sign up for a study online http://www.ccrstudies.com/current-trials/#!/ and we will contact you.  Text the keyword CCR to 74121 and we can also get the conversation started.

Your role in research begins by taking the first step.  We’re happy to share with you what you might be able to expect!

December 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

 

It’s the end of 2020 – what a year it has been!  We are so fortunate to have such dedicated study volunteers. During a global pandemic, in times of absolute uncertainty for many, our dedicated research volunteers continued their participation in clinical research studies.  As a matter of fact, clinical trials have been all the buzz lately as the entire world seemed to wait with baited breath as vaccines were trialed and approved for use.

As we look ahead to 2021 we continue to acknowledge to most important aspect to our enrolling studies is the connection we have with you – our volunteers!  Thank you for taking the time to give of yourself and ultimately help to advance medicine.  We have some exciting trials on the horizon and will continue to enroll for our current studies.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays season, peace and good health!

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.

Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Thank you for your continued participation in research during these unprecedented times.

In order to continue to operate safely, we request you inform our site if you have been in contact recently with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This could be a family member you live with, a colleague at work, or someone you may care for.

As you are aware our site has a variety of measures and protocols in place in order to comply with social distancing initiatives and to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.

We appreciate your support in this endeavor and thank you for being a dedicated research volunteer.

You are welcome to call us at (860)443-4567.

Thank you again for your cooperation and participation.

Dr. Robert M. Spitz

Medical Director

Coastal Connecticut Research

 

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.

 

Here’s What Volunteers Are Saying…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

We are very grateful for all of our research volunteers.  At the conclusion of each study, we ask our volunteers to take the time to fill out a survey and let us know how we’re doing.  We pride ourselves on treating our patients with the highest level of professionalism and respect, all while providing quality study-related health care.

Recently M. of Norwich noted the study she participated in was to her body what “love is to the soul.”  (Wow…her words!)  S. of Mystic described our site as “friendly and comfortable.”  She continued, “I”ll do it again.” D. of North Stonington noted, “It was fascinating to me. I learned a lot.”

Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.  Thank you to all those who participate in clinical trials at Coastal Connecticut Research. We are most grateful for your time and for your valued feedback!

If you curious about research, or have participated in a trial and want to share your experiences, contact us at (860) 443-4567. You can also email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

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!