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Introducing your new text virtual assistant for our clinical studies. Meet Root! Root can answer your questions, schedule appointments, and tell your study team when you need help! We look forward to supporting you on your study journey.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Disrupts daily life. Memory loss. Confusion. Alzheimer’s Disease causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is important to keep in mind that Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning that it will worsen over time and that it is not a “normal” part of aging. Every individual may experience different signs or …

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What to do during an asthma attack?

Your child has asthma, and it is frightening to know that he or she is always at risk of an asthma attack. If it happens, you might be shocked, scared, and confused. However, knowing what to do in a moment like this could make the difference. How to know your child is having an asthma …

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Watch Out for These Winter Asthma Triggers!

Spring and Summer allergens are a thing of the past. As winter approaches, you have your weekends filled with road trips, family visits, baking, and enjoying Holiday festivities. Finally, it’s that time of the year when asthma triggers such as pollen are not a worry anymore! The festive atmosphere and family quality time can make …

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Tips for managing your child’s asthma

Helpless. That’s how you feel when you have a child with asthma. About 7 million children in the U.S. suffer from asthma, and the numbers keep rising. Managing asthma for a child is very difficult especially since they are dependent on you to make the right decisions for them. As a parent, the first thing …

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Why Am I Losing Weight?

Losing weight is great… but not when it’s unintentional. I am 45 years old, a former smoker, and have recently been diagnosed with COPD. Maintaining an ideal and healthy weight was never a concern of mine. I’ve always been content with the way I look. But one day, not too long ago, I noticed my …

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Smoking, the Aftermath

Smoking is highly addictive, nicotine, after all, is absorbed by the bloodstream within 10 seconds of entering the body. Even though the United States has seen a decrease in cigarette smoking during the past decade, an estimate of 36.5 million adults are considered current smokers. Smoking can be attributed to at least 16 million Americans …

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I accept it, I am addicted to cigarettes. I am constantly thinking about my next cigarette and the feeling I get every time I take a puff. Sometimes I even dream about it. Sure, I’ve been smoking for the past couple of years. What once was one cigarette every other party, turned into a couple …

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Got Asthma? Top Cities for Living Better

If you’re one of the 25 million people suffering with asthma, where you live can make a substantial difference in how you feel. Your zip code may impact whether you have an asthma attack once a year or once a month. Knowing your triggers is the first step in helping you to choose the best …

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Avoid Common COPD Triggers

Living with COPD means living mindfully. Categorized by a group of progressive lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes it hard for sufferers to breathe. Symptoms can also include coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. Certain triggers lead to flare-ups for those with COPD, which basically causes symptoms to worsen. Knowing what your triggers are …

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