When a partner, family member or friend has been diagnosed with a serious medical illness, they may feel uncertain about what to do next. They may feel discouraged, anxious even, fearful. Naturally you want to help.
But how? Sometimes, the best support isn’t obvious. One...
11:34 28 October
by Tina Karas
A medical second opinion from a team
of experts tends to yield the most accurate insights
The rise of chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease, along with an aging population, has led to a situation where doctors must manage patients suffering from multiple health problems. As...
09:05 21 October
by Tina Karas
Here’s how WorldCare's Medical Second Opinion service works, and all it takes is a phone call or email to begin.
When you’ve been diagnosed
with a serious medical condition, it’s only natural to want to make sure the
diagnosis is correct. But where to begin? The thought of...
Put your mind at ease with the power of knowledge and understanding in order to live your best when on life's sick list.
Living with a serious medical condition means sweeping changes in your daily routine, your relationships, and your outlook. From family life and...
16:03 17 September
by Tina Karas
Checking up on a diagnosis or treatment plan via a medical second opinion is good medicine.
Taking a deep breath and telling your physician that you’ve decided to
seek a medical second opinion is an important moment along the way to better
health. Yes, it’s natural to feel...
Roughly 600,000 people across the United States and Canada
suffer from Parkinson’s disease and researchers have long been aware of the
increased risk that comes with age. Men and postmenopausal women have a higher
risk of developing Parkinson’s than premenopausal women do, which lead
researchers to examine the link...
11:43 05 June
Finally, mental health illnesses have gained a huge spotlight over the last few years. At WorldCare, we have recognized the need for more services to address the rising occurrence of mental health illnesses and we developed a new, laser-focused mental health medical second opinion (MSO)...
10:38 12 March
Groundbreaking research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) from a research team at WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic discovered the genetic repeat mutation known as c9orf72 in 2011 could potentially hold insight on how to cure or possibly even prevent ALS in patients. This mutation occurs...
Ben Smith, a 25-year-old resident of New South Wales, Australia, was concerned about a hard lump on his left testicle in December of 2017, when his general practitioner told him that the swelling and pain was probably just hormonal and that the lump did not...
Louise Gleadell, a 38-year-old mother of three from Leicester, United Kingdom, was pregnant with her son Jude in late 2015 when she first presented with serious health concerns that were repeatedly dismissed by her doctors. She had a “strange dizziness” and an aching pelvis, which...
In November 2016, Jacqueline Dibb and her husband Rob were told by consultants at Hull Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom that Jacqueline had frontotemporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disease classified as the “worst” type of dementia that “makes you violent” and “lose recognition of the...
Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated three to six percent of the world population. The disorder causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that can occur body-wide or migrate over the body....