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July 2018 Archives

Patients quickly interrupted by doctors, study finds

A study found that patients in North Carolina and elsewhere may not have enough time to explain why they are visiting their doctors. The study looked at 112 cases between 2008 and 2015 involving initial interactions between medical professionals and patients that were taped throughout the country. One of the key takeaways was that a doctor interrupted a patient just 11 seconds on average after he or she started to talk.

Gaucher disease, PMF and their misdiagnoses

Gaucher disease is a disorder where fatty materials begin to build up in organs like the liver and spleen as well as in the bone marrow. One of the primary symptoms is an enlargement of the liver and spleen; however, since this symptom is shared by another condition called primary myelofibrosis, the chances of a misdiagnosis are actually quite high. Doctors and patients alike in North Carolina may want to know more about this condition.

How the health care system treats women differently

When a woman in North Carolina tells a doctor that she is experiencing pain, she might be told that the pain isn't real. In the event that the cause of a woman's health issue isn't easy to diagnose, some doctors may assume that its a gynecological issue even if that isn't the case. There are many reasons why female patients have trouble being heard by their doctors and getting an accurate diagnosis of what ails them.

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