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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Testing: What Does A Positive Test Mean And Should You Get Tested? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 01 Feb 2014 9:11am The BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations, and a handful of other (rarer) gene mutations, account for about 10% of all breast cancer cases. The abnormal genes affect about 1 in 400 people and can be inherited from either or both parents. BRCA gene mutations increase the lifetime risk of breast cancer in women to between 50 and 87% (depending ... Read on »
Tests tests tests by Angela F Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:38pm Just had our second appointment in London. It was a weird day, part good, part hard, part relief. We arrived a little late as we got a bit lost in the big city (even though we've been there before - oops!) so we were a little stressed. And then we had a mountain of forms to sign. I got a little bit confused in parts - there was just so many a ... Read on »
Tests, Tests, and More Tests by Drew's Mommy Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 12:00am We started the week with a load of tests for Drew. These are tests that Dr. Bradstreet ordered. We collected two urine samples, one stool, and we'll be going on Thur do to another blood draw. He had to come off his vitamins and minerals for these tests; and oddly, he also had to come off of pears (along with a few other fruits). We are becomming ... Read on »