Hello, my name is Gregory. When I was a young lad, I had to enter the health care world in an unexpected way. I developed a serious disease out of the blue that took doctors by surprise. I went through so many different testing procedures before my doctors could diagnose the rare disease. Everyone around me reeled as they tried to understand the purpose and process of the diagnostic tests. I hope to help others understand these important tests better through this website. Please come by often to learn all you need to know about medical diagnostics and working closely with health care professionals.
3 December 2018
If your doctor finds a suspicious skin lesion, their next step will be to do a biopsy and send the sample in for testing. In many cases, removal of the lesion is enough to cure you of mild forms of skin cancer. Shave Biopsy A shave biopsy is a quick way of removing a lesion that is not large and relatively flat on the skin. The tool used for a shave biopsy looks like a flexible blade.
24 March 2016
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and experts estimate that around 5 million people in the United States suffer with the condition. There's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, and although drugs can help manage patient symptoms, many people with the condition ultimately end up unable to live independently. Find out why incontinence is a common symptom of Alzheimer's disease, and find out how carers can help loved ones with the disease cope with this problem at home.
23 March 2016
If you and your child experienced a serious car accident, it can take a lot of effort to get your life back on track. Your child will face some post-trauma damage—both mental and physical—that might be hard for them to communicate and process. Even though you will have your own medical, insurance, and psychological needs to care for, you will also need to make sure your child is on their way to recovery.
22 March 2016
If your gynecologist has recently informed you that you have a condition called endometriosis, then you should know that this disease forms when the lining of the uterus releases into the abdomen and attaches itself to organs and tissues in the region. Cysts and scar tissues can form, and you are likely to feel some pain and experience inflammation as the tissues respond to hormonal fluctuations. This happens as the tissues continue to act as if they are in the uterus.
18 March 2016
Blood clots can form in any of the veins in your body, including the central retinal vein, the vein that drains blood from your retina. The retina is a tissue that focuses the images that you see and turns them into electric signals that your brain can understand. Therefore, blood clots in the central retinal veins are potentially threatening to your sight and require immediate treatment. Here are four things you need to know about central retinal vein occlusion.