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Behind the Research

The team at Charlottesville Medical Research (CMR) is dedicated to the health and well-being of our community. Through our relationships with pharmaceutical and device companies, we work hard to help bring new therapies to those in Charlottesville and around the world. CMR is proud to have an exceptional team who shares our passion for hope … Read more

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Constipation: The Hard Truth

Constipation affects more than 2.5 million people annually in the United States. It is defined as having three or fewer bowel movements a week, and occasional constipation is common. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that chronic constipation is a reality many face every day. Symptoms and Causes Everyone’s regularity is different, but there are some … Read more

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The Gift of Good Health: Volunteering in Clinical Research

Giving back during the holiday season is customary for many individuals and families. Volunteering in clinical research studies is often overlooked because it can get overshadowed by holiday-related options. It’s understandable; being a clinical research volunteer doesn’t sound very “Christmassy.” That’s because research studies aren’t confined to a month on a calendar as they work … Read more

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A Sleep Guide: Controlling your Insomnia

Sleep is essential to our overall health. Despite this undeniable fact, restful nights’ sleep continues to evade a growing number of people around the world. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake too early and be unable to fall back asleep. Insomnia can occur alone or … Read more

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can mimic other conditions’ symptoms. It can be challenging to diagnose as it shares symptoms with other conditions. For the 10 million Americans that are affected by it, this provides no comfort. Hope is on the horizon, and through the work of clinical research studies and their volunteers, we … Read more

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OA of the Knee

All of our joints have a typical damage and repair process. With osteoarthritis (OA), the immune function meant to heal, instead leads to joint degeneration. OA is the most common form of arthritis, and it affects the knee most often. OA takes several years to develop and is usually not noticed until in the advanced … Read more

Insomnia Trouble Sleeping

Insomnia

Considering we are in the middle of a pandemic and have been forced to change the way we live our lives, sleepless nights are on the menu for many of us. Around 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, and insomnia is the most common. But don’t let those numbers fool you; an occasional lost night of … Read more