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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...
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..
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 15, 2015

BMJ Symptom Checkers study: self-diagnosis is not the answer

With the rise in Internet use over the past decade or so, health information is now at people’s fingertips and symptom checkers are becoming a part..
July 8, 2015

How Keeping a Travel History could save your life

We hope you’re all almost ready for your holidays this year; you’ve had your vaccinations, you know about sun safety and protecting yourself from..
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..
June 3, 2015

Where To Now? Triage tools and why A&E isn’t always the answer

In recent years there has been much talk about waiting times in Emergency Rooms and Accident and Emergency. In the US, changes in the way healthcare..
May 20, 2015

Why the symptom checker is a key tool to enable ‘Choosing Wisely’

The UK version of the US Choosing Wisely campaign was launched this week. The aim of the campaign is to reduce wasteful medical practices. The..
February 24, 2014

Stuff You Should Know About Symptom Checkers

There is increasing coverage and discussion in the press about the empowered consumer and all the tools that are now available for people to use to..
November 19, 2013

“The Biggest Mistake Doctors Make” is diagnostic

The Wall Street Journal ran a special report on healthcare this week and included two great articles that both referred to the Isabel diagnosis..
November 8, 2013

Why we should be guiding patients from the start

A study entitled ‘The Ecology of Medical Care Revisited’ from the NEJM of June 2001 graphically shows how important it is to try and guide and..
October 7, 2013

Patients’ Diagnostic Accuracy is Better than Physicians!

Perhaps a controversial headline but a study recently appeared in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ‘Physicians' diagnostic..
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