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Who Owns YOUR TMJ Implant?

Especially during this past year, it’s been brought to our attention by a number of TMJ implant patients having their implants removed that...

Social Security Disability Benefits and Temporomandibular Disorders

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Temporomandibular Disorders and Sexual Intimacy

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NIH Clinical Research Trials and You


May 11, 2012

The National Institutes of Health has created a new website,NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. Clinical trials are essential for identifying and understanding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
 
Visitors to the website will find information about:

The National Institutes of Health has created a new website, NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. Clinical trials are essential for identifying and understanding ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
 
Visitors to the website will find information about:

  •    The basics of clinical trial participation
  •     First-hand experiences from actual clinical trial volunteers
  •     Explanations from researchers
  •     Links on how to search for a trial or enroll in a research matching program

In addition, health care professionals can read about evidence-based strategies for talking with patients about trials, print audience-tested posters to help promote trials in clinics and offices, and find other educational materials.
 

If you do decide to participate in a clinical trial, FDA regulations now require trial results to be included in the federal ClinicalTrials.gov website after studies are completed.  The Department of Health and Human Services is also considering including consumer friendly summaries.

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