How Stress Affects Your Health

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Self-preservation is hard-coded into our bodies and reveals itself in various ways. Your stress response is a series of changes triggered by the brain that prepare your body to face a real or perceived threat. While the body was made to handle these short-term boosts, chronic or long-term stress can have lasting effects on your health. Fight or Flight Stress … Read More

Cytomega-What?

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The Cytomegalovirus (sai-tow-meh-guh-low) is a virus that infects almost a third of children by the age of five, and between 50%-80% of adults have been infected by the time they’re 40 years old. Most otherwise healthy people will likely experience no symptoms and have no idea they’ve been infected. CMV has likely never been on your radar unless you are … Read More

HPV Diagnosis, Now What?

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Although 4 out of 5 people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their lives, receiving a positive test for it can still be surprising. Most cases go away on their own, but some types can cause genital warts and cancers. The good news is that knowing you have an HPV diagnosis means you can do something about it. Here’s … Read More

Advancing Medicine Takes Heart

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Improving Options for Top Women’s Healthcare Issues Women are unique and diverse both as individuals and as a whole. These are some of the driving forces behind the demand for better care solutions for conditions prevalent in women. The clinical trials we conduct here evaluate potential new options for some of the top health issues women face. Here are three … Read More

Are Needles Keeping You from Getting Vaccinated?

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Trypanophobia is the extreme fear of injections or hypodermic needles. While it tends to be more common in children, this fear can remain well into adulthood for some people. Around 20% of adults in the world share this fear, with 1 in 6 adults avoiding the flu vaccine due to this phobia. If needles are keeping you from getting vaccinated … Read More

Returning to Work – The Choice Non-Vaccinated Employees are Facing

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Raleigh, NC — With the expanding reach of the Delta variant, discussion of booster shots, and increase in overall infections, employers are pushing for vaccination. The current national vaccination rate is 50.3% with over 165 million Americans fully vaccinated.(1)  Employers are taking note of expanding vaccine access and more and more companies are bringing their employees back to the office. While … Read More

Dr. Nicole Swiner Discusses the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Dr. Nicole Swiner, a family-care doctor and guest speaker for Wake Research takes questions during a LIVE Q&A on the Wake Research Facebook page. You can watch the entire session here. Follow us on Facebook to see more LIVE Q&A’s!

Dr. Grach Featured In Triangle Business Journal

The CEO of Wake Research, Dr. Ella Grach, was interviewed by Triangle Business Journal. You can read the full interview here. A Triangle-based clinical organization plans to begin administering a Covid-19 vaccine candidate to patients in Raleigh in early July as part of clinical trials associated with the drug. For information on COVID-19 clinical trials please visit our COVID studies … Read More

Patient Testimonial: Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Research

‘The first step in finding the avenue for a cure’ In 2018, Veronica Arevalo was experiencing neurological symptoms and didn’t know what could be wrong. Her boyfriend took her to the hospital where she received a neurological exam. There, at age 48, Veronica was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the disease her dad had been diagnosed with just 14 years earlier. … Read More

Wake Research Discusses COVID-19 Crisis on WPTF Podcast

Aubrey Farray is the Phase I clinical manager for Wake Research. He recently spoke with hosts Jason Kong (WPTF) and Nicole Clagett (Transitions GuidingLights) of WPTF’s Aging Well podcast on clinical trials in the COVID-19 crisis.  In the interview, he details the process of clinical trials, explaining what participating in a clinical trial entails for those who have questions, and discusses … Read More