08:00 23 September
by Tina Karas
you need more experts to break a tie.
or someone you love, faces a serious or life-threatening medical condition, a medical
second opinion can guide crucial treatment decisions you and your doctor make. But
what happens when your first and second opinions clash?
What you need to...
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...
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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...
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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....