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Archive for February, 2009

Type 2 Diabetes

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Are you having a difficult time affording the medications and treatment? Saltzer Medical Group is involved in several diabetes research studies that offer medication and treatment to patients at no cost. Compensation for time and travel is also included. To see if you may qualify for one of these exciting opportunities, please click here.

Clinical Research at Saltzer Medical Group

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The pharmaceutical pipeline is full of new and promising therapies. The number of trials needed for these new products is growing. Medical research projects are more ambitious today than ever before. The large pharmaceutical companies that sponsor these trials are turning to smaller sites all over rural America like Nampa.

Saltzer Medical Group in Nampa, Idaho employs a large casino online clinical research staff and is offering participation in several trials in various therapeutic areas. Participants on a clinical research study receive study medication and doctor visits at no cost as well as lab tests, x-rays and EKGs. For anyone who is struggling with the cost of medical care in today”s economy, this is an excellent alternative to treatment. For more information on currently enrolling trials click here.

Fibromyalgia Clinic

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Exciting news for Fibromyalgia patients! Saltzer now has a comprehensive Fibromyalgia clinic. Services provided by Charlotte Eshelman, NP. If you have Fibromyalgia and are looking for someone to manage your symptoms you have found the place. Fibromyalgia does not have to consume your life, call 463-3197 to schedule an appointment with Charlotte Eshelman, NP, of the Saltzer Fibromyalgia Clinic today.

More information on Clinical Research

Friday, February 13th, 2009

What is Informed Consent?

Informed consent is a document that you are asked to read and sign that explains:

  • Why the study is being done
  • What you can expect
  • Possible side effect
  • Risks and benefits
  • Who will see your information
  • How the information is kept confidential
  • Who is sponsoring the trial
  • How to quit if you want to
  • Who to contact with questions
  • Details on all procedures and tests
  • Patient rights
  • Who can be in a study?

    Each study has different requirements for participants such as age, gender, or medical condition. The research team will look at your medical history and study requirements to find out if you are eligible. Most studies involve more tests and visits than you would normally have for an illness or condition. There is no cost to participate, in fact you get paid at each study visit.

    Why participate?

    Saltzer is one of the few sites in Idaho paticipating in studies. The research department is staffed with experienced trial coordinators and physicians. Join a trial today and you will not only be helping researcher find new treatments, but will also learn new information about your condition and receive study-related medicines and exams at no cost.

    For more information on current research trials, please click here.

    What is a Clinical Research Study?

    Friday, February 13th, 2009

    A clinical trial is a research study that involved people who volunteer to receive investigational treatments under the supervision of the physician conducting the trial for the pharmaceutical company. It is through these trials that the investigational medications are tested for safety and effectiveness in the population of patients the medicine is intended to treat.

    Other times studies are done to compare one drug to another or to test its long term effectiveness. It is important to know that once the medication has been sent to the physician for study, it has already been through several preliminary studies. Prior to agreeing to participate in any trial you are asked to sign an informed consent form. The FDA reviews all clinical trial activity and independent review boards exist to make sure your rights are protected and that you are not exposed to unnecessary risks. A volunteer has the right to leave the study at any time and for any reason.

    For more information on current research trials, please click here.

    Occupational Medicine in Today’s Economy

    Thursday, February 5th, 2009

    Like you, I have spent much time recently thinking about business, the economy and what lies ahead. One thing I do know for sure and what I have already heard more than once is that a big advantage the Treasure Valley has over many other areas is our pool of skilled laborers is quite large because of recent lay-offs. This has been reflected in the number of businesses looking to make our area their home as they consider expansion.
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