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Clinical Trials Frequently Asked QuestionsClinical Trials — Frequently Asked Questions

Medical advances and improvements to patient care have been made possible by clinical trials and the participation of volunteers. As one of the nation’s leading academic medical systems, Emory Healthcare is proud to sponsor clinical trials and offer the opportunity for our patients to participate in them. In this way, we are able to provide patients with the most effective and progressive treatments that are only available elsewhere once they are approved by the FDA.
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What is a PCP and Why Do I Need One?What Is a PCP and Why Do I Need One?

A primary care provider, or PCP, is your main point of contact for health care in non-emergency situations. Think of your PCP as the quarterback of your entire health care team, the central point person whose role it is to coordinate your overall patient care, treatment and education. Even if you are relatively healthy right now, things can and do change. That’s why it’s so important to choose a PCP sooner than later. Learn More About the Important Role of PCPs>> 

What Causes Fainting Spells?What’s Causing Your Fainting Spells?

Many people have experienced what is commonly called “passing out” or “fainting.” The medical term for this is syncope. Syncope happens when, for short periods of time, there is a sudden drop in blood pressure and there is reduced blood flow to the brain. The most common type, especially in healthy young people, is called vasovagal syncope. The good news is that, even though vasovagal syncope sounds scary, most of the time it is nothing to worry about. Learn More About Syncope>> 

Top Secret Cancer Facts"Top Secret" Cancer Facts Worth Sharing

It’s time to stop being embarrassed about the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. If there is a history of colorectal cancer in your family or you have particular symptoms that you are concerned about, it’s time to have a frank and open conversation with your doctor. Early detection can improve your chances of survival. In fact, appropriate screening can even help your doctor find and remove precancerous polyps before they can develop into cancer. Learn More>>

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