Reasons to Get the HPV Vaccine

[2:10 PM] Matt Crist HPV vaccination helps protect against cancers caused by HPV infection.

Many routinely recommended childhood vaccines have been around for decades, so parents are familiar with the conditions they protect against. However, one of the more recent vaccinations that healthcare experts have championed is the HPV (Human papillomavirus) series. The HPV vaccine, first introduced in 2006, is recommended for preteens (ages 9 to 11). An HPV infection is typically transmitted sexually, … Read More

Vaccines Aren’t Trendy; They’re Essential

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Vaccines are the most important thing we can do for ourselves and our children to protect against various illnesses. They do this by helping prepare our immune systems to fight off infections and prevent disease. Vaccines prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide. Thus, they aren’t trendy when we think about vaccines; they’re essential. How Vaccines Work The COVID-19 pandemic … Read More

Tips on Managing Hot Flashes

Managing Hot Flashes Can Be Challenging

Hot flashes are a symptom of menopause that can last for many years. Scientists believe they result from changes in the body’s temperature regulation center of the brain. Hot flashes can vary in severity and can happen day or night. There are a lot of tips on managing hot flashes out there on the internet. Most involve healthier lifestyle changes … Read More

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

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 IssuesWomen 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 areas … Read More

Why You Should Volunteer in a Trial

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Giving back in a meaningful way as an individual is a great way to help others and strengthen your community. Volunteering also comes with life-changing personal benefits not everyone knows about. Do you want to help others in the New Year? Keep reading to learn why you should consider volunteering in a clinical trial! Volunteers and Clinical Trials When most … Read More

Our Staff Discusses COVID-19 Crisis on WPTF Podcast

Aubrey Farray is the Phase I clinical manager for Wake Research, the headquarters of the site network Medical Research Center of Memphis belongs to. 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 … Read More

Vaccine Awareness: What You Need To Know

Vaccines: Importance and Frequently Asked Questions Right now, there is a large focus on the urgent need to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that currently has no approved treatment or immunization. This has brought an awareness to vaccine research and development, and just how important it is more than ever. There is a … Read More

Happy Holidays from MRCM

  From the team at Medical Research Center of Memphis (MRCM), we’d like to say thanks to our volunteers for making clinical research possible. Your participation helps lead to breakthroughs in medical treatments and life changing care for patients all around the world.