World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

Living with a chronic disease like osteoarthritis can be challenging. Awareness days offer an excellent opportunity to support the community with education, support, advocacy, and research opportunities. World Arthritis Day is October 12th, and we’re shining a light on some arthritis basics and how participating in research studies may help. The Umbrella of Arthritis When … Read more

Experiencing a fibromyalgia flare?

Getting Through and Managing Fibromyalgia Flares

Fibromyalgia symptoms can come and go and vary in severity. When symptoms worsen or become more frequent, it is called a flare. Though everyone’s flares differ in symptoms and experience, there are some basic guidelines helpful for getting through and managing fibromyalgia flares. The Only Way Out is Through Getting through a fibro flare involves … Read more

How has managing diabetes changed?

How Managing Type 2 Diabetes has Changed

The first mention of diabetes is believed to have happened over 3,000 years ago. However, our understanding of it is a continual process. In the last few decades, type 2 diabetes (T2D) research and technological breakthroughs have brought significant advancements in treating and managing the condition. Here are some of the ways managing type 2 … Read more

Managing a diet with type 2 diabetes

A Diet Fit for Diabetes

A diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes requires making some diet changes to reduce the risks of diabetes-related complications. This means utilizing a nutritionally balanced meal plan to maintain blood sugar levels within range and support a healthy weight. A diet fit for diabetes doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s about smarter choices laying the foundation … Read more

Charlottesville Medical Research in the spotlight

Shining a Spotlight on CMR

The team here at Charlottesville Medical Research (CMR) has much to be proud of when it comes to the proverbial tooting of one’s own horn. A desire for safer, more effective therapies drives our clinical research office, backed by the completion of hundreds of successful trials. But we’re not stopping there. Each quarter, we also … Read more

June is Migraine Awareness Month!

Migraine Awareness Month

Migraine affects 40 million people in the U.S. June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM). The purpose is to build a stronger community of patient advocates by increasing public knowledge and addressing stigmas. This year’s theme is ‘A New Era of Care’. It focuses on increasing options for migraine patients and the impact … Read more

Behind the research: Kim Drake

Behind the Research: Kim Drake

This month, we are featuring one of our valued team members, Kim Drake, as our Behind the Research blog series continues. The clinical trial process is one of the only things in life that supersedes Kim’s excitement for pasta. Read on to learn more about Kim. Question: Tell us a little bit about your role. What motivates … Read more

Predicting a migraine. Learn the warning signs in our new blog

Predicting a Migraine

Migraines progress through distinct phases occurring before an attack, during, and after. Understanding each stage can help you better manage your condition. The prodrome stage occurs before an attack, and symptoms like fatigue and blurry vision are often warning signs for an attack. Predicting a migraine means recognizing these early symptoms in your attacks. From there, you … Read more