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Am I going through menopause? Symptom checker for menopause

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Thu, Dec 07, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Menopause is the permanent end of the menstrual period cycle and therefore the end of the fertility period in a woman. In this blogpost we talk about what to expect during this time in your life, the different stages of menopause, and advice on how to deal with the changing symptoms.

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How to Save a Life - Coping with Emergencies

Posted by Charlotte Maude on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

We have blogged before on first aid procedures that are useful to know, and our recommendations on first aid courses you can take. There are some medical occurances, however, for which a blanket first aid course just cannot prepare you, and it is in these emergency situations that the bravery and instinct of those around the person in trouble, and their actions, could determine how well that person recovers. There are certain conditions in which noticing the signs early, or performing specific procedures when they do happen, can improve the chances of a successful recovery.

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"The Cost of Assuming your Doctor Knows Best" - A Response to Vinita Parkash

Posted by Jason Maude on Thu, Nov 23, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Vinita Parkash, MD, a professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine, published a blogpost last week on “The Cost of Assuming your Doctor Knows Best.” This candid post was extremely interesting, as was the comments section, and we wanted to give our take on the whole thing on our own blog.

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1 Minute Read | Late Pregnancy Bleeding | Differential Diagnosis

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Late pregnancy bleeding, or antepartum hemorrhage is vaginal bleeding which occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and is reported in 2-5% of all pregnancies. Vaginal bleeding occurring at this point in later pregnancy is associated with increased maternal risks, including maternal morbidity secondary to acute haemorrhage, or operative delivery.  Increased fetal risks can occur due to uteroplacental insufficiency or preterm birth. Successful management depends on accurate identification of the cause of the bleeding and timely intervention according to severity of the condition.

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Could I Have Lung Cancer? | Symptom Checker

Posted by Charlotte Maude on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Recently, we blogged about Stoptober, a British initiative to encourage people to quit smoking. Now we’re into November, it’s the awareness month for one of the illnesses most commonly associated with smoking: lung cancer. If the Stoptober campaign is working for you and you’ve managed to kick the habit, then rest assured that your risks of contracting lung cancer will already be going down. In this blogpost, we explains the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments for lung cancer, so you can be prepared and understand your symptoms.

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Are you doing Movember 2017? | Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis

Posted by Charlotte Maude on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

It’s that time of year again, the summer is most definitely over and Halloween is behind us. In the world of charities and awareness, November means Movember, a campaign set up by the Movember Foundation. Movember is a time where men’s health gets the spotlight and men all over the globe stop shaving their upper lip to raise money and start discussions about their health. We’ve blogged about this unusual month back in 2015, talking about the four main areas of men’s health that the foundation focuses on, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Mental Health and Physical Inactivity. These were borne out of some shocking statistics on these areas, such as the fact that one man will commit suicide due to mental health issues every minute. This year, however, we really wanted to focus in on one of the main four areas, and give you all the symptom, diagnosis and treatment information, so that hopefully you can talk to your fellow man about it, and that’s what Movember is all about - talking about men’s health. We’ve decided to focus on Prostate Cancer, as this tends to be the one most men are embarrassed or unsure of.

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How Has Stoptober Affected Your Health | Benefits of quitting smoking

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

We’re nearly at the end of October, which also means the end of Stoptober, an initiative in the UK set up by the NHS and Public Health England. The concept came about to help people stop smoking, giving smokers the challenge of stopping completely for one month. After thinking about quitting, that first step can be the most daunting, and Stoptober is a great way to combat this and kick off the new you. Whether you tried Stoptober or not, we have 10 reasons why you should carry on with your challenge into November and beyond.

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Two new resources for clinical reasoning | Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference

Posted by Mandy Tomlinson on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

clinical-reasoning.pngThe Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) held its 10th International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference in Boston last week, and many companies and organizations, including Isabel Healthcare, came together with the shared goal of improving the medical industry through the diagnostic process.  This year’s theme was ‘Improving Diagnosis - It Takes a Team’ and focused on diagnostic reliability and how important the collaboration of the whole multi-disciplinary team is within this process.  The conference featured renowned speakers from the diagnostic error and patient safety fields, as well as interactive workshops and breakout sessions enhancing the multidisciplinary team focus.

During the conference SIDM announced two new resources to help physicians improve their knowledge and competencies around their diagnostic skills. These tools are called “Assessment of Reasoning Tool (ART)” and “Getting It Right: Cases to Improve Diagnosis.” We applaud the launch of both of these tools and have outlined them in this blogpost.

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Could I have Breast Cancer? | Awareness Month | Symptoms

Posted by Charlotte Maude on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Noticed a lot of pink around recently? That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Around the world, people are wearing pink or sporting the familiar pink ribbon in support of this annual worldwide campaign involving thousands of organisations which are aiming to increase awareness, education and research into Breast Cancer. The pink ribbon has been an international symbol for breast cancer awareness for 25 years, and to mark this special anniversary charities around the world are doing even more to get people talking about, and importantly, spotting early signs of, breast cancer.

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60 million US adults say they have experienced a misdiagnosis | Isabel Healthcare

Posted by Jason Maude on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) have just published a survey of “Americans’ Experiences with Medical Errors and Views on Patient Safety” and the results are truly shocking.

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