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  • Ultrasound can diagnose childhood pneumonia
    Ultrasound can diagnose childhood pneumonia
    Ultrasound, a diagnostic tool that avoids harmful radiation, has numerous medical applications. One of those is the diagnosis of lung disease. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, pneumonia is a leading cause of illness...
  • Genetics boost risk for post-traumatic stress disorder
    Genetics boost risk for post-traumatic stress disorder
    According to a new UCLA study, two gene variants to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affect an individual’s risk of developing the condition. The findings could lead to more effective methods to diagnose and treat the disorder. The...
  • UCLA study leads way to increased bladder cancer survival
    UCLA study leads way to increased bladder cancer survival
    Every year, nearly 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer and more than 15,500 will die from the malignancy. A new study by UCLA and USC has found that a crucial factor for increasing survival is the quality of the initial biopsy. They...
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    Listening to the patient
    There is an old medical joke; the patient says “doc, it hurts when I do this.” Doctor says “Then don’t do that.” In many ways this simple line of reasoning is at the heart of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and...
  • TCM/medical
    Medical terminology, irritable bowel verses cock's crow
    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a little different way of looking at the function of the human body. All systems of medicine use the signs and symptoms of the body to determine what is not functioning well. Modern biomedical medicine takes...
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder:  childhood diagnosis
    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: childhood diagnosis
    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and...
  • Irregular menses are a risk factor for ovarian cancer
    Irregular menses are a risk factor for ovarian cancer
    According to a new study, women who experience irregular menses are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. The findings were presented on April 9 at the American Association for Cancer Research, which was held at the San Diego Convention Center, by...
  • Voltage drop test
    Performing a voltage drop test
    If an engine is cranking slowly or doesn’t crank at all, the first things people usually think of are the battery and starter. But the problem could be as simple as a connection -- corroded, loose, frayed, or broken ground or positive...
  • ADHD: Got ADHD?
    ADHD: Got ADHD?
    Here's a roundup of national resources on ADHD and ADD. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder.
  • Molecule discovered that may prevent development of Alzheimer’s disease
    Molecule discovered that may prevent development of Alzheimer’s disease
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh most common cause of death in the county. Before death occurs, sufferers of the disease are progressively stripped of their ability to...
  • Leah Calvert
    ‘Teen Mom’ star Leah Calvert’s daughter is running after diagnosis
    “Teen Mom” star Leah Calvert learned this season that her daughter had been fighting muscular dystrophyand she was eager to get her in a wheelchair. In fact, she quickly listed her home to get one that was wheelchair-friendly, even...
  • UCLA researchers searching for genes that cause bipolar disorder
    UCLA researchers searching for genes that cause bipolar disorder
    Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness that affects 1-2% of the population. Although it is known that genetic factors are significantly involved in the disorder, the specific genes that are responsible are not known. Therefore, UCLA...
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    Two Georgia hospitals join the Mayo Clinic Care Network
    If you live in Georgia and you have a mysterious, disabling medical condition, you are at a staggering disadvantage in every way possible.For starters, you can't work because you're sick. So you need disability. But getting disability...
  • Do you have undiagnosed hepatitis C?
    Do you have undiagnosed hepatitis C?
    Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the US; however, approximately 75% of Americans with hepatitis C are unaware that they are infected. The condition is serious; it is the leading cause of liver disease and cancer as...
  • Fibromyalgia: one of the most undiagnosed/misdiagnosed conditions
    Fibromyalgia: one of the most undiagnosed/misdiagnosed conditions
    Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most undiagnosed and/or misdiagnosed conditions in the United States. Statistics from the American College of Rheumatology reveal approximately 3.7 million Americans over the age of 18 have FM. The National...
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