Research group offers free screenings for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease has no symptoms Are you getting enough exercise? Are you eating right? It’s easier said than done. There’s a medical condition that affects a lot of people here in South Texas and some of the risk factors include being overweight, family history or not being active enough. Clay Dehn, vice president of …

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I Have Fatty Liver Disease, Now What?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing issue of epidemic proportions in America. The term covers a range of conditions that result in the excess fat build-up in the liver where little to no alcohol is involved. NAFLD is the most chronic liver condition in the U.S., affecting a quarter of the world’s population. …

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Break the Silence of Liver Disease

NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) occurs when an abnormal amount of fat builds up in the liver. It is the most severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NASH is linked to the triple epidemic of obesity, pre-diabetes, and diabetes. However, its symptoms are often non-specific to NASH, making it difficult to detect in the years …

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Check the List. Are you at Risk for NASH?

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a form of fatty liver disease where extra fat builds up in the liver and causes it to swell and become damaged. It is a modern-day epidemic of surging waistlines and unhealthy lifestyles. NASH takes years to develop and has little to no symptoms. It can cause irreversible damage leading to …

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The Fighting Power of the Kidneys

The kidneys are two fist-sized organs located around the lower back. They are responsible for producing more than urine and are essential to the overall health of the body. Let’s take a look at the fighting power of the kidneys. How the Kidneys Fight for your Health The kidneys’ job is to remove the possible …

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We’re Still Fighting COVID-19

A little over a year ago, COVID-19 came into our lives, forever changing the way we knew it. Since then, many advancements continue, leveling the playing field between us and the virus. Vaccine distribution is slow, but it’s still happening. The hope of normalcy is within our grasp after a long-fought wait. While we continue …

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New Year, New Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is a hormone made in the testicles of males. It is responsible for helping boys develop those classic male features of hair, deeper voice, and muscle strength. Testosterone hormone levels decrease with age, but some men have low enough levels where they become deficient. While decreases in these levels are normal, the symptoms common …

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Volunteering for Research After 65!

Clinical research studies are the primary way we evaluate new treatments’ safety and effectiveness in people. These new options can be a new medication, therapeutic approach, or medical device. Research studies rely on a diverse population of volunteers to give the best data regarding dosage and administration. The diversity covers not only race and gender …

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Kidney-friendly Thanksgiving tips, clinical research, kidney disease,

Tips for a Kidney-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you have kidney disease damage, it means your kidneys can’t filter the way they should. Those with this chronic disease are typically on diet restrictions, and many are getting dialysis too. It can be overwhelming to manage everything in a typical week, but it can seem impossible during the holidays. A kidney-friendly Thanksgiving is …

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STUDIES ARE ENROLLING NOW!

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

NAFLD is the most common form of chronic liver disease in the US. Find out if you’re at risk today by taking part in a clinical trial enrolling now. 

Knee Pain

Apply to participate in a study of an investigational pain medication following a knee replacement.

Smoking Study

Are you a current smoker? You may qualify for a clinical trial evaluating various heated tobacco products.