A day in the life with OA of the knee.

Living with OA Knee Pain

Living with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee can be quite literally a pain, but it doesn’t always have to be.  Osteoarthritis, often called “wear and tear,” arthritis is the most common form of arthritis. OA can affect any joint, causing considerable disability and high health costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …

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Pre-Habilitation: 5 Exercises to do Before Knee Surgery

Pre-Habilitation: 5 Exercises to Do Before Knee Surgery

Most knee and other joint replacement patients know that physical therapy rehabilitation is necessary for recovery after surgery. But did you know that participating in an exercise therapy program in the weeks leading up to surgery has benefits too? If you’re considering knee replacement surgery, here are 5 pre-habilitation exercises to do before. Benefits of …

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Prioritizing Men's Health this June

5 Ways to Prioritize Your Health During Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, and its purpose is to raise awareness about the health issues common in males, their risks, and how to prevent them. Knowing where to start when it comes to your health can sometimes be overwhelming, but don’t worry. Here are 5 ways to prioritize your health during Men’s Health Month. …

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Mayday mayday! Is your liver in distress?

Is Your Liver Sending You a Mayday?

Mayday is a radio communications term many use worldwide that signals you’re in distress and need help. Did you know your body has built-in “distress” signals that tell you when you’re in pain, sick, and even in danger? With some medical conditions like liver disease, there are typically no obvious symptoms to alert you to …

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Bunion removal surgery: What you need to know

Bunion Removal Surgery: What You Need to Know

Bunions are often the result of prolonged stress on the joint in the big toe. They can be extremely painful, but shoe modifications, splints, and pain medications provide relief in most cases. If these measures don’t help, your doctor may suggest bunion removal surgery (bunionectomy). If you’re considering bunion surgery, knowing the surgical options and …

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Signs You May Need a Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative type of arthritis and is the most common form found in the knee. OA of the knee can affect your every move. Knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) can help relieve pain and restore function when all other OA treatments have failed. Surgery is a big step. However, if you know …

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Non-Invasive Biomarkers of NASH

Non-Invasive Biomarkers of NASH

The following publication discusses the latest research regarding the Non-Invasive Biomarkers of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).  Nature Medicine originally published this article, coauthored by ERG’s Vice President of Clinical Pharmacology Services Clay Dehn, on February 10th, 2022. This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

Why Bunions Are So Painful

Why Bunions are So Painful

Discomfort is a feeling never far from individuals with bunions. From foot structure to how we walk, multiple factors occur in the years leading up to developing a bunion. By learning how they are formed, we can understand why bunions are so painful. A Disturbance in the Force There’s a start to everything, and with …

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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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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.