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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 23, 2015

Spotlight on Oliver Sacks MD (1933-2015) An Eminent Neurologist

On August 30 2015, renowned British neurologist Oliver Sacks passed away at the age of 82. Sacks felt that the brain was the “most incredible thing..
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..
September 2, 2015

Why is water so important? Water is the best medicine

How often have you visited the doctor with a minor illness and been prescribed water? “Keep your fluids up and get plenty of rest.” It’s one of the..
August 26, 2015

Swollen Lymph Nodes: Symptoms and Causes - Isabel Healthcare

Lymph glands (also known as lymph nodes) are pea-sized lumps of tissue which contain white blood cells.  The white blood cells filter the lymphatic..
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..
August 12, 2015

Online Symptom Checkers - What do they really do for consumers?

Several recent publications and articles have referred to online symptom checkers as tools that help consumers self-diagnose, and some even further..
August 5, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW2015) - Breast Feeding Questions Answered

All this week over 170 countries worldwide will be celebrating the benefits of and the right to breastfeed, with a campaign run by World Alliance for..
July 29, 2015

Narcolepsy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments | Isabel Healthcare

What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder defined as recurrent attacks of daytime sleepiness. It is a chronic neurological condition caused..