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Collaborative research initiatives are essentially critical to identifying the cause, cure, and prevention of sarcoidosis. Enhanced methodologies and protocols are necessary in the effective diagnosis and treatment of patients. The holistic treatment of patients and educational components should be considered in terms of quality of life issues and the emotional and mental impact the disease has on patients. This approach allows patients the opportunity to consider lifestyle choices that can be made, and actions that can be taken to increase their survival rate, improved outcomes in the management of the disease, and an overall healthier life.
*References for the following resources are from the National Institute of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a website, NIH Clinical Research Trials and You, to help people learn about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. The site includes questions and answers about clinical trials, guidance on how to find clinical trials through ClinicalTrials.gov and other resources, and stories about the personal experiences of clinical trial participants. Clinical trials are necessary to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.
A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed® contains publication information and (in most cases) brief summaries of articles from scientific and medical journals. For guidance from NCCIH on using PubMed, see How To Find Information About Complementary Health Approaches on PubMed.
RePORTER is a database of information on federally funded scientific and medical research projects being conducted at research institutions.
The FDA oversees the safety of many products, such as foods, medicines, dietary supplements, medical devices, and cosmetics. See its webpage on Dietary Supplements.
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