Amanda McDowell

What causes osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, translated directly to “porous bone,” is a condition that impacts approximately 10 million Americans. The human body is constantly producing bone cells, but they are constantly being lost as well — and when the cells are being dissolved faster than they are being produced, weakness can result. Below, we’ll be taking a closer look at what osteoporosis is, what causes it, and how ...

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5 ways to increase diversity in your clinical trial

Increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in clinical trials is a topic that has received a lot of attention in recent years, especially on the heels of the most recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration — but it is still an area ripe for improvement.

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month: A Q&A with BrightFocus

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is a campaign aimed at increasing awareness around glaucoma, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness with no early warning signs.

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5 hemophilia facts you might not know

Hemophilia is a disease in which the blood does not clot properly. It is rare and typically hereditary, often leading to spontaneous or excessive bleeding, especially following injuries or surgery, and internal bleeding can be a major risk factor. Below, we’re exploring a few hemophilia facts many people may not know.

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The history of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the United States, impacting around 6.2 million people above the age of 65. Since it was first observed in the early 1900s, a lot of information has been uncovered through medical research.

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How Antidote supports environmental sustainability [one-pager]

As a digital company, Antidote does not produce goods or services that have a major environmental impact — however, we understand that small changes still have a big impact.

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Antidote’s 2022 in review [infographic]

Antidote is dedicated to accelerating medical research by bringing sponsors and patients together. Through our clinical trial matching software, strategic partner relationships, extensive database, and patient-centric focus, we’re transforming the way that patients connect with research — and continually measuring our progress so we can refine the process.

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What are clinical trial phases?

Before becoming available to patients, every medication, therapy, and intervention must undergo a rigorous approval process: the clinical trial. Clinical trials are divided into phases that are aimed at testing the safety and efficacy of every potential new treatment before it is able to enter the market.

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Medical terms A to Z: Common and confusing terms used in the doctor’s office

Generally, a doctor’s visit is intended to provide clarity and insight into a patient’s concerns — but many people are all too familiar with the feeling of walking out of a clinic more confused than when they arrived. In fact, many Americans find themselves searching for health literacy tips after becoming confused by a doctor’s instructions or the directions on a prescription label.

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EOY wrap-up: What’s ahead in clinical trial patient recruitment?

Though clinical trials as we know them have only existed since the 1980s, the past 40 years have been ripe with innovations in the process. From an increased focus on the patient experience to the rise of clinical trial matching software, the world of medical research continues to grow and evolve.

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