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Blood Work: Complete Blood Count by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Click on the images below to see a larger, printable version of the table, which is in two pieces. Read on »
Common Blood Test by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What Are Blood Tests? Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working. Specifically, blood tests can help doctors: Evaluate how well organs, like the kidneys, liver, and heart, ... Read on »
Low Counts and Chemo Break by ffong Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:02pm ANC 0.1 WBC 6.0 HGB 9.6 PLT 118,000 Things seemed to be going well for Jaylon the last couple of weeks. However when he went in for his CBC(Complete Blood Count) this afternoon his blood counts said otherwise. As you can see, his ANC is very low. The cause of this is due to the chemo he's been taking. The good news is the results fo ... Read on »
Which Blood Tests? by Qadoshyah Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 9:00am There's a question that is commonly asked in regards to what blood tests should be done for people with Down syndrome, both on DS forums & listservs and in emails I get. I thought I would put a post up with an explanation of each test here for easy reference whenever the question arises! And also, for those who haven't heard of or thought of what ... Read on »
Friday’s COPD Newsletter from COPD Support, Inc. by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 12:36pm Volume 10, Issue 37 August 13, 2010 Richard D. Martin, Co-Editor A single drop of blood can contain millions of red blood cells. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, and hemoglobin is the means by which oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are transported throughout the body. There has been some recent discussion abo ... Read on »
BOWEL CANCER by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm * Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. * Age and health history can affect the risk of developing colon cancer. * Possible signs of colon cancer include a change in bowel habits or blood in the stool. * Tests that examine the rectum, rectal tissue, and blood are used to detec ... Read on »
LET'S TALK ABOUT...DIARRHEA by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Nov 2012 12:00am How many of you remember the old TV commercial from Pepto-Bismol, during which an off-screen voice quietly says, "I'd like to talk to you about diarrhea"?  Amongst humans, this topic has always carried a certain stigma, in that one doesn't talk about it in public.  Well, at least, we humans are usually able to get to a bathroom ... Read on »
LET'S TALK ABOUT...DIARRHEA, PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 18 Nov 2012 12:00am How many of you will be going "over the river and through the woods" this week for the Thanksgiving holiday?  Desperado and Helpful Buckeye will be at the home of some very dear friends here in Flagstaff for Thanksgiving dinner...something we've alternated years on for quite some time.  Friends and family are important all through ... Read on »
LIMPING DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 Mar 2013 12:00am PISCES RULE!!! EOB-9.... As I was putting together several topics for presentation in future issues of Questions On Dogs and Cats, I realized that, in almost 5 years of doing this, we haven't discussed lameness in your pets.  Lameness (or limping), whichever you prefer, is one of the most likely things a pet owner will no ... Read on »
Friday by T Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 24 Jan 2009 4:57pm Today is my fifth day. My sense of time has shifts depending on the hour. Sometimes all I want is for the next six months to pass so I know what the outcome of this experiment with Valcyte will yield. Time slows waayyyy down when I get in that frame of mind. At other times I'm gritting my teeth to in order to bear the moment. Mostly I've been tryin ... Read on »