Should I Volunteer for Medical Research Studies?

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

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An Explorer introduces the group to the idea of volunteering for medical research projects. She discusses her experiences with brain research, including testing and protocols at the V.A. Hospital Ft. Miley in San Francisco. Later, more was said in the discussion about the beneficial effects of exercise on cognitive ability.

Another member adds that he volunteered to join a study conducted by Apple's program for elderly - for which he received an Apple watch and a 'loaner' iPhone for use while enrolled. Another cites smartphone 'EKG' testing taking place at Stanford University.

A member wraps up by saying that she would not volunteer for a drug testing study, as opposed to other types of research, and gave her reason why.

 

 

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medical research, research subject, research volunteer, research project

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