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July 29, 2021
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    Health insurance isn’t required to participate.
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    (904) 730-0166

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    If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!


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    May 4, 2022


    If you or someone you know has heart failure, call us today! We have multiple cardiovascular research studies enrolling now.

    No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
    Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

    For more information call:
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      This research is enrolling at:


      Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
      4085 University Blvd., South
      Suite 1
      Jacksonville, FL 32216
      (904) 730-0166



      Nature Coast Clinical Research – Crystal River
      6122 West Corporate Oaks Drive
      Crystal River, FL 34429
      (352) 861-1865



      St. Johns Center for Clinical Research
      100 Whetstone Place,
      Suites 300 – 301,
      St. Augustine, FL 32086

      (904) 209-0043



      Learn More

      If you want us to contact you about this research study call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!


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      October 17, 2022
      Pediatric Vaccine


      Call our St. Augustine office about clinical trial options for a Pediatric Pneumonia Vaccine.

      No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
      Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

      For more information call:
      (904) 209-0043
      Or sign up below!




        This research is enrolling at:


        St. Johns Center for Clinical Research
        100 Whetstone Place,
        Suites 300 – 301,
        St. Augustine, FL 32086

        (904) 209-0043



        Learn More

        If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!


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        July 22, 2021
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        If you or someone you know has heart failure, call us today! We have multiple cardiovascular research studies enrolling now.

        No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
        Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

        For more information call:
        (904) 730-0166
        Or sign up below!




          This research is enrolling at:


          Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
          4085 University Blvd., South
          Suite 1
          Jacksonville, FL 32216
          (904) 730-0166



          Nature Coast Clinical Research – Crystal River
          6122 West Corporate Oaks Drive
          Crystal River, FL 34429
          (352) 861-1865



          St. Johns Center for Clinical Research
          100 Whetstone Place,
          Suites 300 – 301,
          St. Augustine, FL 32086

          (904) 209-0043



          Learn More

          If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!


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          January 30, 2020
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          If you or someone you know has heart disease, call us today! We have multiple cardiovascular research studies enrolling now.

          No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
          Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

          For more information call:
          (904) 730-0166
          Or sign up below!


          • What causes a heart attack?
          What causes a heart attack?

          What causes a heart attack?

          A heart attack (myocardial infarction) means that blood flow to the heart muscle has been decreased enough to cause damage to the heart muscle.  Some causes of blocked blood flow include blood clots, cholesterol build up, and rupture of plaque within the blood vessel.  For those who have already suffered a heart attack, it is important to reduce the risk of recurrent attacks. Research has shown that there are several steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk of recurrent heart attacks.

          Proven things you can do to prevent heart attacks

          • Lower cholesterol
          • Lower triglycerides
          • Lower blood pressure
          • Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
          • Eat fish
          • Increase physical activity as allowed by your doctor. Inactive people have nearly twice the risk of heart disease as those who are active.
          • Talk with your doctor about medicines that can decrease blood clotting

          Medications that can reduce risk of heart attack

          • Cholesterol lowering medication, which include statins and non-statins
          • Triglyceride lowering medications
          • Medications that decrease inflammation

          Participating in a research study can help keep you motivated on your journey to better health. If you are interested in participating in any of our research studies, call your local office today!



          Heart Disease research is enrolling at:


          Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
          4085 University Blvd., South
          Suite 1
          Jacksonville, FL 32216
          (904) 730-0166



          St. Johns Center for Clinical Research
          100 Whetstone Place,
          Suites 300 – 301,
          St. Augustine, FL 32086

          (904) 209-0043



          Nature Coast Clinical Research
          6122 West Corporate Oaks Drive
          Crystal River, FL 34429
          (352) 861-1865



          Learn More

          If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!


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          January 30, 2020
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          If you or someone you know has High Cholesterol, call us today! We have research studies enrolling now.

          No cost, and no health insurance is required to participate.
          Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information.

          For more information call:
          (904) 730-0166
          Or sign up below!


          Informational Article:

          • PCSK9: The Real Problem Behind Cholesterol
          PCSK9: The Real Problem Behind Cholesterol

          Cholesterol has earned a bad reputation over the years. However, it is required by every part of your body for day to day functions. In fact, cholesterol is so important to daily function, that every cell in the body can make cholesterol from basic materials, except your eyelashes! So how do you reconcile these two completely different ideas? The cholesterol that circulates in your blood stream is the extra stuff that your body is trying to get rid of. This extra cholesterol is what can cause damage to arteries, heart disease, and increase your risk for stroke.

          So, what is cholesterol? It is a type of waxy, fat-like substance, also called a lipid.  Since cholesterol is a fat, it can’t travel alone in the bloodstream. It would end up as useless globs (imagine bacon fat floating in a pot of water). To get around this problem, the body packages cholesterol and other lipids into minuscule protein-covered particles that mix easily with blood. These tiny particles, called lipoproteins (lipid plus protein), move cholesterol and other fats throughout the body.1

          LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is considered the “bad”, unhealthy cholesterol that can build up in the arteries and form deposits called plaques.

          HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is the “good”, healthy kind of cholesterol that transports excess LDL cholesterol to the liver to be removed from the body.

          PCSK9 is a protein in our body that regulates the circulating levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol.  Decreasing the PCSK9 proteins in the body will reduce LDL levels and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

          There are currently two FDA approved medications that have been very successful in blocking the PCSK9 protein once it has been made.  They are Repatha and Praluent.  However, the medications are expensive and not approved for all patients under their insurance.

          Scientists believe it would be even more powerful to prevent the PCSK9 protein from being made in the first place. Currently being studied are a new class of molecules called antisense oligonucleotides (ASO).  ASOs are pieces of DNA that short-circuit the production of PCSK9, resulting in reduced LDL levels and associated risks.

          When you participate in a clinical research study, you gain access to these types of cutting-edge therapies at no cost and before the general population. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to see if you qualify for one of our clinical research studies. If you qualify for one of our clinical trials, your health will be closely monitored by our team of expert medical professionals throughout the trial.

          Reference:

          1. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/how-its-made-cholesterol-production-in-your-body


          Cholesterol research is enrolling at:


          Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
          4085 University Blvd., South
          Suite 1
          Jacksonville, FL 32216
          (904) 730-0166



          Nature Coast Clinical Research – Crystal River
          6122 West Corporate Oaks Drive
          Crystal River, FL 34429
          (352) 861-1865



          St. Johns Center for Clinical Research
          100 Whetstone Place,
          Suites 300 – 301,
          St. Augustine, FL 32086

          (904) 209-0043



          Westside Center for Clinical Research
          810 Lane Avenue South
          Jacksonville, FL 32205
          (904) 693-1490



          Learn More

          If you want us to contact you about our research studies call (904) 730-0166 or sign up below!