If you're interested in learning more about, or taking part in, clinical trials, talk with your doctor. He or she may know about studies going on in your area.
You also can visit the following Web sites to learn more about clinical research and to search for clinical trials:
For more information about clinical trials for children, visit the NHLBI's Children and Clinical Studies Web page.
Children and Clinical Studies: Messages for researchers
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans.
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