The 4 academic institutions are: The Abramson Cancer Center at UPenn; The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; and Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai
The marathon is a play on words of the standard 6-minute walk test that is common in respiratory and neuromuscular assessments.
Dr Scott Newsome describes some of the methods used to properly diagnose stiff person syndrome, a rare neuromuscular condition that can take up to 7 years to diagnose.
Bentley Yoder who was suppose to die at birth due to Encephalocele, survives being born. So his parents do everything in their power to seek out a doctor to help cure him.
Many rare and undiagnosed patients have pain symptoms and non-specific symptoms (weakness, fatigue) that make diagnosing them a challenge.
Abortion requests in Latin American countries have significantly increased following the announcement that Zika virus infections during pregnancy is linked to microcephaly in newborns.
Selena Gomez dances with a 6-year-old diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anemia before a concert.
Jakafi (ruxolitinib) is going after another indication – this time to treat patients with acute graft-vs-host disease.
18-year old young lady died in Ohio this week from Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM). The young lady had recently been to the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
The Medicare Fraud Strike Force take down included 300 defendants that have defrauded the healthcare system of over $900 million. Among the 300 defendants, 28 were doctors.