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December 2, 2015

Do I have the flu? Flu vs Cold, and how to tell the difference

Thanksgiving dinner is over and everywhere, Christmas shopping has begun. It’s the season for giving thanks, giving presents, and for those of you in..
November 18, 2015

Why a symptom checker is now valued by doctors and health systems

We have now moved almost 180 degrees from doctors dismissing symptom checkers as potentially harmful things for hypochondriacs right through to the..
November 11, 2015

World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2015 - go blue for breakfast

Saturday 14th November marks the 24th World Diabetes Day. The World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation,..
October 14, 2015

Another missed diagnosis of rickets leads to tragic consequences

The case of Karissa Cox and Richard Carter in the UK has been widely covered. Their baby (due to legal reasons the baby’s name and gender have not..
October 7, 2015

Symptom Checker Coming of Age

The IOM report on ‘Improving Diagnosis in Medicine’ that was published last month made a big call to bring the patient into the diagnostic process...
September 30, 2015

Improving Diagnosis - a “moral imperative” says IOM report.

It is a sad fact of life that industries often need to be shamed, bullied or told to do the right thing rather than do it on their own accord. The..
September 16, 2015

Why We need to Improve our Differential Diagnosis Processes

Within the medical industry, a staggering 30-40% of all malpractice claims come down to a misdiagnosis. Why do people get it wrong? Because they’re..
September 9, 2015

Physician Associates: Differential Diagnosis Tools are key

The looming shortage of doctors in the UK looks as though it’s finally driving some different thinking. In Wales, which faces even more of an acute..
August 19, 2015

Rare Diseases and Misdiagnosis - An Isabel Infographic

There are between 6,000 and 8,000 known rare diseases - defined as a disease affecting less than 5 in 10,000 people - and every week more are being..
July 22, 2015

Not Sleeping Well? 4 Facts to help you sleep better

Sleep is a truly fascinating subject for health and wellbeing. Up until the 1920’s, we thought the that brains simply switched off during sleep and..
July 1, 2015

Diagnostic Decision Support: perfect for rare disease awareness

Rare diseases have become big business. Orphan drugs for rare diseases are expected to account for 19% of all worldwide prescription drug sales by..
June 10, 2015

WHO World Blood Donor Day 2015 - How to save a life

This week Sunday 14th June sees the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual “World Blood Donor Day.” This event was established in 2004, and is..
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