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Semple, a physician assistant at a regional hospital in New Bern, North Carolina, had developed a persistent fever and high blood pressure. She spent a few days as a patient in the same hospital wh...

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A year after having surgery to remove a massive brain tumor, Nathan Darko’s symptoms returned. After a second brain surgery, Nathan was told he needed radiation therapy. That’s when his...

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Like most men, John was never a big fan of going to the doctor for his annual physical. That changed three years ago. That's when John went for a physical required for his job as a ...

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Nineteen years ago, I had a laminectomy, a major spine operation that removes a portion of the vertebral bone. I didn’t have any problems until this past year when I started experiencing inte...

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In 2002, when Tim Copeland was just 12 years old, he started having seizures and difficulty speaking. His physician in San Diego couldn't figure out what the problem was. When Copeland eventually w...

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Lemuel Stewart was on track to being approved for a liver transplant when he got the bad news: His age and previous heart surgery disqualified him for a transplant at a local medical center. That c...

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"Over the years, I’ve covered a lot of territory for The Washington Post, but it’s a book project that brings me to India, a book on how other countries deliver health care," says veter...

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Ken L., a scientist and passionate painter in New York City underwent treatment for prostate cancer. He is in remission now but there was a moment where the decision to get a second opinion may hav...

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“I was very nervous about waiting,” said Carole, 64, a research assistant at the University of Western Australia (UWA). So she travelled across Australia for further tests and a...

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In June 2014, David Wingo went to his doctor about abdominal pain. While investigating the pain, his doctor noticed a spot on Wingo’s liver. The doctor ordered a CT scan, which revealed somet...

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Elaine Taite came to Cedars-Sinai believing the course of treatment for her advanced stage lung cancer was set: She would endure chemotherapy and radiation, but she wasn't optimistic about her heal...

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Eleven days after submitting her daughter’s medical information to Barrow neurosurgeons through the institute’s online Second Opinion Program, Teresa de Stefano of Arge...

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After months of pain and sickness, Justin Singer was diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), a rare form of sarcoma. Often, that knowledge will bring some relief to patients ...

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Penguin Random House India announces the publication of one of the first books on the infamous Coronavirus. Pegged as a must read, The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know about the Global Pa...

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Coronavirus, officially called COVID-19 has become a global pandemic. With over 92,000 infections and a steep fatality rate which has now crossed the 3000 mark, people are rushing to keep themselve...

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Before botulinum toxin injections controlled the shaking in Oringher’s hands and head, she avoided public places at all cost. Her jerking motions were frustrating and embarrassing. "I...

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The sobering reality is, health problems can happen to anyone, anytime, and anywhere, even to those who are in good physical condition. Such was the case for Jim Burgess, who suffered a heart aneur...

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Romaine Johnson survived cancer twice during the past year. She credits Roswell Park with saving her life both times. Dehydrated and jaundiced in the early part of 2019, she thought she had...

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Dealt a diagnosis of cancer that he feared could render him permanently disfigured, Bob Campana refused to accept the verdict of radical surgery and intensive treatment rendered by another national...

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Gabe had always been a strong, healthy kid who rarely even caught a cold. He was a dedicated athlete who was excited to start his sophomore year playing offensive lineman for his high school footba...

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I was drawn to go back to my roots of having studied electronics and communication engineering after seeing the video Dr. Suman S Karanth published recently on myths related to cancer. What took my...

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After Christine Earle had a hysterectomy in fall 2017, she never felt right. The mother of three sought care for her chronic stomach pain near her Eau Claire, Wisconsin, home. After two CT scans an...

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Roberta’s never let her cancer slow her down. The Philadelphia native is about to complete a master of fine arts degree, has written a novel and is a prominent member of the Thyroid Cancer Su...

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Allie and Chris Taylor vividly remember the day their second son Jett was born. “Jett was a gift to me — the one I fought and cried for,” Allie recalls. Twenty wee...

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Look down at the pinky finger on your dominant hand. What’s it doing? It’s probably helping you hold your phone or resting on your keyboard or mouse. Now imagine trying to accomplish ev...

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One summer afternoon, while waiting in her car at an intersection, Helen Courtney, then 47, was adjusting her necklace when she felt a lump in her lower neck. A few days later, her primary care doc...

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For most kids, going to the doctor ranks right up there with slogging through homework and cleaning their room — they’d rather be doing just about anything else. But 4-year-old Jake Gre...

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It was in the midst of a game. Floor hockey. Played on a wooden surface with sticks and a felt puck. Mike Bailey was following the puck with his eyes. He planted his feet and made a quick turn. No ...

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It was tax season, so Myrna Hershman was far too busy with her temporary work in a St. Louis accounting firm to find out what was causing her chest pain. It had been coming and going for more than ...

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The Value of Second Opinion People make mistakes every day, and doctors are not immune to this fact. What's more, some doctors are more conservative while others tend to be...

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