How Add Affects Child Education And Schooling

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Educating a child with Attention Deficit Disorder may not be an easy process. Although great strides have been made in recognizing the disorder and many school systems have answered the call, many are still antiquated in their procedural methods as well as catering to specific circumstances. How ADD affects a classroom is usually seen before […]


Hearing Loss

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Diagnosis of Deafness and Hearing Loss Many people have reported that it is often difficult to gain a specific diagnosis and causes for their hearing loss and deafness. As with many medical conditions there are normally a high number of causes and individual circumstances to consider, even when using the most sophisticated diagnosis technology it […]


Migraine Brain Tumor And Seizure A Differential Diagnosis

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The television series, House is widely enjoyed by millions of viewers all over the world. The concept of the show revolves around a brilliant diagnostician and his team of doctors who try to determine the illness of their patients to be able to provide the appropriate treatment. The method they utilize to uncover the mysteries […]


Ten Steps To Managing Arthritis

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Did you know that approximately 70 million Americans may have arthritis in one form or another, and that you may be one of them? Think there’s nothing you can do about it? Well, here’s some great news! You can act right now to lessen the incidence of arthritis or to reduce the pain and discomfort […]


Cancer Information And Support Can Hasten Healing And Save Lives

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It’s the word that no one ever wants to hear: cancer. Although our parents or grandparents might have heard that word and considered it an automatic death sentence, today’s focus on prevention, early detection, and treatment means that people who are diagnosed with cancer often have a very good chance of beating the disease. The […]


Why Asbestos Cancer Affects More Men

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Who needs to be examined? Individuals who have been exposed (or suspect they have been exposed) to asbestos fibers on the job or at home via a family contact should inform their physician of their exposure history and any symptoms. Asbestos fibers can be measured in urine, feces, mucus, or material rinsed out of the […]


Using Probability In Medical Diagnosis A Headache Example

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Experienced clinicians begin the process of making a diagnosis upon first laying eyes on a patient, and probability is one of the main tools they use in this process. A glimpse “behind the scenes” from the point of view of a diagnosing physician might help to explain an otherwise mysterious process. The diagnostic process can […]


A Rare Case Of Male Breast Cancer

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At 41, Brian Place found a lump near his left nipple and dismissed it as a sort of injury from the rough games he had been involved with for most of his life. He thought that the lump was probably a result of a collision with another rugby player. Though his doctor didn’t think much […]


Asthma A Respiratory Disorder

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Asthma is a respiratory disorder characterized by frequent wheezing, labored breathing, sense of chest congestion and frequent attacks of coughing and gasping. It is a disease of the respiratory system in which the airways narrow down often in response to a “trigger” meaning exposure to cold air, exercise, allergen or emotional stress. These symptoms of […]


Confusing Retinal Migraine

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Due to the varied types of the disease, most doctors would diagnose migraine based on the universally accepted standards of The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) to avoid misdiagnosis. Retinal migraine is a classic example of confusion and misdiagnosis, simply because the term is often poorly understood and widely misused. When a migraine sufferer […]


Chronic Fatigue The Facts You Should Know

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There is significant concern about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS. In fact, there are criteria patients must meet in order to be diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Receiving the diagnosis may be difficult for some patients because the guidelines for diagnosing are very specific. The fatigue must have been present at least six […]


The Complexity Of Autism And Issues In Diagnosing The Syndrome Part I

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Autism has drawn the attention of many medical scientists throughout the course of history. Fascinated by the various levels of impairment determined by this complex neurological disorder – behavioral, emotional, communicational and cognitive, scientists have tried to clarify the notion of autism and its revealing signs. The most exhaustive research conducted upon this type of […]


Constipation Free Clinics

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When an individual begins taking new medication, undergoes surgery or changes their diet, they may not realize that they could also be dealing with constipation in the very near future. This is a condition relating to the digestive system where an individual has difficulty with bowel movements, which may be painful or altogether impossible. Regular […]


Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programs Explained

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The process referred to as dual diagnosis is one that describes people that have been diagnosed with a mental illness in addition to a chemical dependency of some sort. The presence of a chemical dependency makes it extremely difficult to treat mental illness, and vice versa. Thus dual diagnosis is more intensive than ordinary chemical […]


Asthma Diagnosis And Treatment

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Asthma, characterized by difficulty in breathing, is a chronic lung condition. Asthma patients have hyper responsive airways that narrow down when irritated. This makes air movement difficult and cause wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. The two factors that provoke asthma are -


How To Cope With Anticipatory Grief

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Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant to those who have received a terminal diagnosis and for those who love and care for them. Terminal diagnosis changes the very structure of our […]


What Is Diagnosis

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“Diagnosis” is a fancy name given to the process of identifying diseases. It is a Greek name. Break it down; “dia” means “by” and “gnosis” means “knowledge”. How do I diagnose my illness? You don’t! Diagnosis is for doctors and physicians only. They determine your disease by the signs and symptoms that it gives you. […]


Lord Of The Rings Star Sean Astin Talks About Bipolar Disorder And Calls For Earlier Symptom Recognition

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Actor Sean Astin, best known for his role as Sam Gamgee in the Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, is willing to share his personal experience living with a family member diagnosed with bipolar disorder in order to help increase awareness of the symptoms associated with the condition. Astin witnessed the condition’s trademark highs […]


Why Is Parkinson S Disease Difficult To Diagnose

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While Parkinson’s disease has very distinctive features, it is rather a difficult disease to identify, particularly while it is in its early stages. Unfortunately there are no precise tests, which doctors can do to establish an exact diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and regrettably especially in its early stages it might be mistaken for other diseases. […]


The Mental Disorder Known As Schizophrenia

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A person experiencing untreated schizophrenia is typically characterized as demonstrating disorganized thinking, and as experiencing delusions or auditory hallucinations. Although the disorder is primarily thought to affect cognition, it can also contribute to chronic problems with behavior and emotion. Due to the many possible combinations of symptoms, there is ongoing and heated debate about whether […]