Doctors diagnosed Patrick Girondi’s son with thalassemia in 1992, declaring he’d die by age 14. Like most other rare conditions, treatments for thalassemia were slim to none. Dr. Stanley Nelson explains how orphan disease research has progressed in the last few decades and why a cure isn’t always the goal. Guest Information: Dr. Stanley Nelson, …
AI can predict fatal heart attacks. Lack of patient diversity in Alzheimer's research threatens accurate diagnosing in people of color. 1 in 3 Americans will develop a substance use disorder. And finally, is religion the downfall of consumerism?
Sarah Fay has battled with inaccurate and inadequate diagnoses that unfortunately shaped how she viewed herself. Fay details her journey and extensive research into mental health diagnoses in her new book Pathological.
Everyone grieves differently, but some can become completely debilitated by their sorrow for years. The American Psychiatric Association recently recognized this type of grief as a diagnosis called prolonged grief disorder.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive brain disorder that can only be diagnosed after death. The condition is caused by repeated head trauma, but much of CTE is still a mystery. Dr. Michael Alosco discusses who he thinks is most at risk and the various obstacles researchers face while studying CTE.
Research shows Black women have a higher risk of triple-negative breast cancers than previously known—nearly triple the risk of white women. Plus, online dating violence begins as early as age 12. And finally, science proves that when you’re nice to others, they’re more likely to be nice to you.
One of the most popular searches on Google is for symptoms and what they mean. It’s created a much more well informed patient population, but one that may panic at the least pain or discomfort.
Marfan syndrome produces obvious physical symptoms such as extreme height, but its hidden symptoms, especially in the heart and eyes, can be much more serious. Experts discuss its diagnosis and treatment.
Hundreds of patients nationally have diseases that have confounded doctors and yielded no diagnosis and no reliable treatment. Today the Undiagnosed Diseases Network helps these patients, but its funding is uncertain beyond 2022. Patients and a physician leader of the UDN discuss the lonely plight of these patients and hopes for the future.
Scientists have come up with a test that can tell in less than an hour whether you’re sick with a virus or bacteria. Then a study finds that there are changes in the blood that can predict a pregnant woman's due date more accurately than today's obstetricians. Then, more evidence that Covid symptoms can drag on and on for months. And finally, the impact of …
Colon cancer is striking much younger people than it used to, leading experts to lower the age on screening recommendations. A noted colon surgeon discusses screening and treatment options, and the way Covid-19 has changed patients’ approach to getting screened.
The injection of nanoparticles deep into the brain can produce relief for those with chronic pain and depression. Then, diagnoses for the four most common cancers take a big jump when people hit age 65. And finally, a new study shows that narcissistic people pump themselves up only because deep down inside, they don’t believe they’re any good.