Over diagnosed Conditions: The Top Five

Over diagnosed Conditions: The Top Five

Over diagnosed conditions are on the rise but how do you know if you are at risk? In this article by Dr. Ray Moynihan, he shares the top five diagnoses you should be aware of having the risk of overdiagnosis. Surprise, surprise thyroid cancer is #1. The good news is that doctors groups across the world are now publicly acknowledging the problem of overdiagnosis. Hopefully, soon that acknowledgment will be shared with doctors in the U.S.

http://theconversation.com/five-commonly-over-diagnosed-conditions-and-what-we-can-do-about-them-82319

 

This is a great story I found on Prevention about how 3 women are having a great life while living with a chronic disease. These women share how their positive attitudes have made all the difference in their lives. They also share how they deal with the “not so good days” and love the “good days.”

http://www.prevention.com/health/kick-ass-life-despite-chronic-illness

 

Whether you like tennis or not, you have to admire Venus Williams. She has a chronic disease and competes at the highest level in her sport. You talk about living a great life while dealing with a disease. Williams was diagnosed with Sjorgren’s Syndrome in 2011, which is a long-term autoimmune disease that causes muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and thyroid problems. This article was posted by Nathan Hutchinson on the Richmond Register.

http://www.richmondregister.com/sports/national_sports/williams-gearing-up-for-the-u-s-open/article_5abc6fcc-82ff-11e7-b767-f7d17c9a61da.html

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