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Horseshoe Kidney versus Crossed Fused Ectopia by Matt S. Posted Sat 06 Sep 2008 12:00am Horseshoe kidney is a relatively common (1 in 400 live births) congenital malformation of the kidney in which the kidneys are fused together. 90% of the time the fusion occurs at the lower poles (upper left photo) and the isthmus (the tissue connecting the two poles) is comprised of either renal parencyhmal tissue or fibrous tissue. In human ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Health Headlines - November 24 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm U.S. EPA to Regulate Germ-Killing Nanotechnology Extremely small particles of silver used in certain products to kill germs are pesticides, and as such will be regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the agency announced Wednesday. Environmentalists are concerned that these "nanotechnology" particles -- which measure one-m ... Read on »
Possible Ciari Malformation - going to Baylor Medical in March by COCKTAILDIZEAZ Posted Sat 06 Feb 2010 10:12pm Hi everybody, I'm new here and I've been down in the dumps and in pain.  I've missed a lot of work lately, but my employer is great, they've allowed me to work from home when needed.  Out of frustration of doctors not knowing what is wrong with me and pushing all kinds of medications (which I've quit all meds and started on prescription strength vi ... Read on »
Health Headlines - November 26 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Thousands of Pounds of Ham and Turkey Recalled After Listeria Suspected HoneyBaked Foods Inc., a Toledo, Ohio based food processor and distributor, has recalled almost 47,000 pounds of cooked ham and turkey sold during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The reason, the company said, is that both the ham and turkey could contain Listeria mo ... Read on »
Health Headlines - November 25 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Unsafe Abortions Take Heavy Toll in Developing World A team from Guttmacher Institute in New York has found that 68,000 women in developing countries die each year during unsafe abortions, and up to 5 million women wind up in the hospital with infections and other complications from botched procedures. The study, which was funded by the ... Read on »
Fishing For Answers - Melanin, Mercury and Autism? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 12:00am By Teresa Conrick Believe it or not, I like FISHING.  It may be from the memories of being a young girl with my family on vacation, the chain of northern, Wisconsin lakes, or the hope that the next one will be "the BIG one."  Autism research on the Internet is very much like fishing for me.  I can throw out all sorts of ... Read on »
Audrina Cardenas, born with the heart outside the body, thrives after surgery by EyeDrD Posted Thu 22 Nov 2012 7:19am At only five weeks old, Audrina Cardenas already has a lot to be thankful for. Audrina, who was born with her heart outside her chest, a very rare diagnosis known as ectopia cordis, is currently recovering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. … Continue reading → From: Eye Dr DeLengocky Read on »
October 14, 2009 - MRIs by Taffy Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 8:16pm Today, October 14, 2009 woke up with both hands tingling. My head is swimming. Yeah makes lots of sense huh. My right knee is hurting and my tailbone feels like its on fire. I have no idea what all of this means but its really strange. I’m trying to stay strong and positive through all this but I’m getting scared and confused. My PCP called yeste ... Read on »
Marfan syndrome, my uncle, and Abraham Lincoln by pathologystudent Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 4:12pm I have an uncle with Marfan syndrome, and he was kind enough to let me take a couple photos to show some little hand tests you can do to check for Marfan syndrome. I thought it might be a good opportunity to do a quick review of Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder with a lot of different symptoms, the mo ... Read on »