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.
25 March 2018
If you have a young child, then you likely understand that children get sick a great deal. Thankfully, kids will experience fewer colds and flus as they age. However, in the meantime, your child may develop some fairly serious symptoms when he or she does get sick. Fevers are concerning to parents, but they are rarely dangerous. There are some signs that you should seek care from your family doctor though, so keep reading to find out what these signs are.
4 March 2018
When you have been experiencing knee pain, stiffness, and discomfort, you may find yourself facing a diagnosis of arthritis. Arthritis of the knee is a very common condition but can also be quite debilitating and frustrating to deal with. Luckily, there are treatment options available to help you deal with your knee arthritis. Get to know some of these treatment options so you can be sure you are getting the help and care you need to cope with your knee condition.
19 January 2018
Heroin is a very serious, highly-addictive substance that has ruined lives all over the world. Despite its widely known dangers, it's estimated that 5.1 million people used heroin in 2015. Unfortunately, many people can't stop using heroin once they start. They will hurt themselves and their family to satisfy their cravings, despite the consequences. Since death is a very realistic result, people will take drastic measures to overcome this dreadful addiction.
30 November 2017
Quality metrics are frequently used for business operations such as telephone representatives at a call center. Rarely do you think of how quality metrics are used in other situations, but this is fast becoming how companies manage employee payment and determination of raises. As of just this year, Medicare began regulating the frequency and amount of payments to doctors and medical facilities based on quality metrics. Commonly known as QRS, or quality payment program, doctors and medical facilities that accept Medicare are now required to get quality care reports from patients so that Medicare will pay the doctors/facilities.
10 November 2017
Pancreatic cancer is among the most common types of cancer in both men and women. More than 53,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in a year. And for pancreatic cancer patients who do not have surgery, the one-year survival rate for this type of cancer is only 29%. Unfortunately, surgery is not always possible, often because the tumor is located too close to important structures like veins and nerves. However, a new treatment is making these surgeries more possible for more patients.