We are lucky to live in this time of modern medicine, where more is known than ever before about a multitude of health issues that affect so many. From high blood pressure to thyroid disease and diabetes, we have a team of professionals right here on the Crystal Coast who specialize in providing top-notch care and finding answers. Enter: Lucas Research.
You might have noticed Lucas’ spectacular new building while driving down N. 35th Street in Morehead City – and the hustle and bustle happening within those walls is nothing short of groundbreaking. Through the intricate process of Lucas’ clinical trials, data collection, research and general patient care, cures can be discovered, and deeper understandings found. Dr. Jeannie Lucas’ mission is to do just that.
Lucas – the only facility in our county that offers free scans and treats fatty liver disease (which 1 in 4 people have!) – often enrolls more patients into clinical trials than any other company, thus serving as the largest contributor to many major international studies – right in our backyard. We asked Dr. Lucas – the powerhouse behind the operation of being an International Top Recruiting Site – her criteria for success. “It’s the improvement of the life of our patients,” she says. “When they stay through the study to the end and enjoy it, and are able to receive free care. That is our measure of success.”
Improving the lives of their patients, in turn, improves our community as a whole.
In the same way that Lucas Research serves our community, choosing to partake in clinical research is an act of kindness and a contribution. So, what can you do to get involved? Volunteer – it’s as simple as that. You might just help answer some of the medical world’s top mysteries by simply showing up.
Visit their website HERE to learn more!
BONUS: Healthify the space you’re in – Implement these three tips from Dr. Jeannie Lucas to keep your light shining bright:
High blood sugar can have a detrimental impact on the body. From bloating and slow digestion to heart issues and diabetes, controlling your blood sugar is vital. Increasing dietary fiber and ingesting the right carbohydrates is key to keeping your blood sugar low and body happy and healthy!
Dr. Lucas’ favorite snacks to control insulin resistance and diabetes: fresh fruit, sunflower seeds, nuts. Dr. Lucas suggests keeping foods like celery, carrots, radishes, baby tomatoes, cauliflower or broccoli cleaned and ready to eat at all times. Preparation is key to a healthy, preventative diet!
The benefits of connection with other people have been enumerated in the medical literature for years. Love and connection lowers your blood pressure, prevents heart disease and helps diabetes. It is the best medication we have, and Dr. Lucas encourages you to make connections every single day!