A Helpful Tool For People Searching For Clinical Research Trials



Sometimes the search for a good doctor can be quite nerve wracking even under the best of circumstances, but the emotional burden becomes even greater when searching for doctors who are participating in clinical trials.

Trial Reach and CureClick know this; so they developed a tool which makes the search for clinical research trials a bit easier.

Last July CureClick and Trial Reach asked if I would like to help out with this task; since I'm a CureClick Ambassador I was happy to help.

At this very moment you can use the Trial Reach Clinical Trials Search Tool that I embedded in the sidebar of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM).

The clinical trials search tool is absolutely amazing! The tool is designed so that users can search for any clinical trial for any condition. Then the tool provides relevant results based on the user answering a few questions. Now you can search for clinical trials that best fit your needs.

Although I receive a small one time payment for installing the Trial Reach Clinical Trials Search Tool on Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM), the potential benefit to all of you is what inspired me to install it on this website. So, please take the time to use it. And tell all of your family and friends about it, too!

To learn more about my relationship with CureClick and why I'm talking about clinical trials, please click on this link.



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Epilepsy: Ignore It And You're Dead

Epilepsy: Ignore It And You're Dead
By Jenny Harker

I ignored my symptoms of epilepsy, and nearly killed three

One morning I offered to drive my youngest brother and nephew
to the beach. I drove along Highway 246 with the boys in the
back seat.

Next thing I knew I woke exhausted and confused strapped to a
gurney in an ambulance speeding toward a hospital.

I was later told I had a grand mal seizure. I had driven the
car off the road. The car nearly flipped over. No one was hurt
but we dodged a scary bullet.

Having that seizure helped to make sense of other odd past
experiences, waking up one morning to find my ankle cut to the
bone and blood on the glass edge of a nearby aquarium, moods of
agitated confusion I often suffered while in high school.

I wasn't an idiot after all! I simply had a short in my
electrical wiring. I found solace in arrogant denial and chose
to ignore the disorder. Yes, even after the car accident. The
accident caused me to lose my license so what was the problem?

But then I went blind.

The petit mal seizure struck a few days after the car accident.
While in the shower I began to see a rainbow of colored lights
swirling in my vision. The colored lights grew along with
pressure in my skull.

I couldn't see!

A strange terror overwhelmed me. I talked out loud while
desperately trying to ignore the fear. I pleaded with God to
make it stop. It seemed as if all the monsters in the world were
after me.

Suddenly darkness swallowed the lights. The fear vanished. My
sight gradually returned. I found myself sitting on the floor of
the shower stall with my throbbing head in my arms. The pain
stopped within minutes. I felt fine, as if the seizure never

I called a neurologist that day and bullied an appointment out
of the receptionist. I was later diagnosed as having temporal
lobe epilepsy.

Now, in seventy percent of the population afflicted with
epilepsy the cause is unknown. The disorder often runs in

But it can also be caused by damage to the brain caused by head
injuries or brain diseases. Meningitis, for example, or a tumor.

Children who suffer an extreme fever can later develop
epilepsy. My fever ran at one hundred four degrees for two
weeks, to give you an example. I was fourteen years old. My
neurons fried, baby.

I also have an uncanny knack for getting struck in the head by
moving objects, balls, bats, doors, even a seagull one time. If
the object is moving toward my head it will knock me out.

I'm the only person in my family with epilepsy. Connecting the
dots isn't hard.

But never fear! The majority of epilepsy cases can be
controlled with medication. Most epileptics can and do live a
normal life as if the disorder didn't exist.

I use the old standby drug Dilantin to control my seizures. I
haven't had a seizure in years. I work, drive a car, and do
normal every day things like any other person, but only because
I'm on medication to control my rebellious brain.

If you have any of the following symptoms of epilepsy then
please get to a doctor and tell him or her what you suspect:

1. You often wake feeling sore, exhausted, and disoriented (and
you know sex has nothing to do with it)

2. Your mind goes blank for several seconds and you stare

3. Double-vision

4. Sudden behavior changes

5. Localized muscle spasm (my arm occasionally twitches)

6. Whole body muscle spasm

7. Twitches (Like I said)

8. Tics

9. Hallucinations

10. Changed hearing

11. Smell sensations (Occasionally my tea smells like fish oil)

I don't have enough room to list all the symptoms. Epilepsy is
a complex disorder with symptoms that can change as easily as a
woman changes her mind.

But if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy you can't ignore
it. The beast will grab you sooner or later. You won't see it
coming till after you wake up on the floor and see people
staring down at you in fear.

Or after you wake in an ambulance and find yourself strapped to
a gurney as I did after the car accident. I'll never forget the
frightened look on the paramedic's face.

My nephew, who had a cold before the car accident, jokes my
'shock treatment' helped to rid him of his cold. I can laugh
because I can't remember the accident. I'm grateful he's able to
make a joke about it.

I nearly silenced him forever.

About the Author: Jenny Harker is an experienced writer,
gardener, and far too experienced epileptic. Copyright Jenny
Harker, 2005

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