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Research: Salivary Screening for Celiac Acceptable in Diagnosis by Amy Leger Posted Fri 17 Dec 2010 9:51am A quick swipe of the mouth is all it takes for this kind of celiac screening! Now research is reporting its not just easy, but it's also effective. Read on »
Acute Severe Pulmonary Edema: What is the Diagnosis? by Stephen Smith Posted Wed 27 Mar 2013 6:38pm Here is an interesting case just presented in a conference today.  Thanks to Dr. Simegn, Asinger, Davies, and Bart for their input. A 69 yo previously healthy woman had very sudden severe dyspnea.  The husband at some point reported that they had been physically active that day, and that the patient had complained of some chest pain one week ... Read on »
dx by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Feb 2005 12:00am I'm fairly sure of my face pain diagnosis: post-radiation effects on my parotid salivary gland. Here's a picture I'm nicking from the MedLine Encyclopedia: It's definitely the parotid, the biggest of the salivaries, just under the cheekbone, in front of the ear. After the movie, I experienced my latest weird symptom: v ... Read on »
Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa) by Noman Khan Posted Sun 18 Oct 2009 10:04pm Eating disorders are a broad group of serious conditions in which you're so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on little else. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, and there are also many subtypes. Most people with eating disorders are females, but ... Read on »
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? by ViaMedica Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 10:03pm What is rheumatoid (room-a-toid) arthritis? The body’s immune system attacks healthy joints. This causes inflammation in the lining of the joints. It can also affect other parts of the body, such as the eyes, lungs or heart. The inflammation can be painful. It can lead to permanent damage if the disease is not treated and controlled. Joint ... Read on »
ADHD Diagnosis: How Important Is The Diagnosis…Really? by Dr. Rory S. Doctor of PsychologyHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Apr 2010 7:59am Earlier this week I met with a colleague to discuss our views on ADHD and how we can really help make a difference in education, training, and support.  It was a really great conversation…very stimulating to the point that I was furiously taking notes the entire time. But we got stuck…  My colleague asked me “At what point do you educate pe ... Read on »
UK ADVICE ON LYME DISEASE by Joanne60 Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 2:04pm PATIENT UK article on Lyme Disease link here Lyme Disease This disease was formally described following the investigation of a collection of patients with rashes and swollen joints occurring in Lyme, Connecticut in 1975, and acquired the name 'Lyme disease' (Lyme arthritis) in 1977.1 The various rashes, however, had been recognised many ... Read on »
Years to diagnose Lupus? by Lupus Adventurer Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 12:00am Diagnosis - Lupus Diagnosis – Lupus.  However, it took over 30 years before I had a partial diagnosis, and over 40 years before getting the ”rest of the story.”  Over the years, my family doctor saw a string of seemingly unrelated medical symptoms and blips eventually pointing to lupus. From the very beginning, signs of lupus in ... Read on »
BioBehavioral Diagnostics Attracting Investors –ADHA Diagnosis Technology – Diagnosis Process for Politicians? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 12:36pm Technology in healthcare is rapidly moving into the area of “behavioral diagnostics” and I am saying this with a bit of humor here, but gee look at all the time and money that could have been potentially saved on one Presidential candidates campaign.  Now that the Supreme Court seems to think that companies should have the ability to add whatev ... Read on »
Life Sometimes Intervenes, Part 2: Autism Diagnosis vs. Cancer Diagnosis by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:52pm Well, dear readers, I had hoped for an easier answer, but I learned this week I have early stage breast cancer. The prognosis seems good, it looks like we have caught it early, but we just started this journey. I have wonderful medical care and am hoping for the best. But blogging may have to take a back seat for a little while. However, I ... Read on »