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Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Is there a national organization for paget's disease patients?

Paget Foundation: The paget foundation, http://www.Paget.Org, is one organization. Related groups: http://www.Pagetitalia.Com, http://www.Paget.Org.Uk, http://www.Paget.Nl, http://www.Rarebonedisease.Org, http://www.Magicfoundation.Org, http://www.Fibrousdysplasia.Org, http://www.Nof.Org, http://www.Bones.Nih.Gov, http://www.Oif.Org, and http://www.Boneandcancerfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Do canadians like their national health system?

Positive view: Most canadians find their system responsive, inexpensive and of good quality. They do rank higher on most categories used to measure effectiveness than does the usa. Canadian doctors are a little less positive as they have a limitation of income but I do not see a mass movement of canadian md's into the us. ...Read more

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How are parathyroid disorders found?

How are parathyroid disorders found?

Blood test & imaging: It can be confirmed by lab and urine tests, followed by imaging studies (parathyroid scan +/- neck ultrasound). ...Read more

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Is there a paget's disease support group online?

Is there a paget's disease support group online?

Several: Try http://www.Experienceproject.Com/groups/have-pagets-disease-of-bone/99046.

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Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Real Rx, lots of ads: These folks market themselves aggressively to people with newly-diagnosed cancer. Today, most cancer treatments that are not part of research studies are pretty much cookbook, and i'd prefer to be treated at my personal physician's hospital. It's impossible to compare statistics between hospitals as healthier people may choose to travel further; ctca also offers "spiritual" and "holistic" stuff. ...Read more

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Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart specialists: As a infant/child/teenager, patients with congenital heart are typcially cared for by pediatric cardiologists/cardiovascualrr surgeons. A new field of adult congenital heart is evolving in which internal medicine congenital heart cardiologists who have specialized training in congenital heart disease care for patients over 21 years of age. ...Read more

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What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of hirschsprung disease support groups or sites?

Does anyone know of hirschsprung disease support groups or sites?

Yes: There are several. You can google hirschsprung's disease and you will be surprised. ...Read more

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Best nci national cancer institute breast cancer risk assessment tool?

Best nci national cancer institute breast cancer risk assessment tool?

Gail Risk Assessment: Gail breast cancer risk assessment tool. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/bcrisktool/. ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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Why's addison's disease so rare?

Why's addison's disease so rare?

Life threatening: We're lucky it is uncommon, because untreated addison's disease can be fatal. Most addison's in developed countries is autoimmune, and sometimes associated with other autoimmune diseases (eg. Hashimoto's, type 1 diabetes, etc). ...Read more

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The journal of clinical immunology Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 535738, 9 -Epstein-Barr Systemic Autoimmune Diseases What is your opinion?

The journal of clinical immunology 
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 535738, 9 -Epstein-Barr Systemic Autoimmune Diseases What is your opinion?

Definite possiblity: Therea re alot of papers that indicate the possibility of a latent (hidden) Epstein Barr infection as a cause of autoimmunity as well as the possility that these individuals with autoimmune disease have a relatively imbalanced immune system that could contribute to reactivation of the virus and/or incomplete resolution of the infection. Nadia Ali, M.D, M.B;B.S, MPH, ABHIM, FACP ...Read more

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Help, please. Is the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) an international health agency?

Help, please. Is the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) an international health agency?

CDC: The cdc is a us governmental health agency. The website cdc.Gov has thousands of useful topics ranging from international travele (cdc.Gov/travel) to concussions (cdc.Gov/concussion) to growth and development (cdc.Gov/actearly). ...Read more

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How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

Maybe: For macular degeneration - free radicals appear to play a significant role. There is currently a prevention arm of the areds which is looking at supplements in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. It's often better to eat a good diet, exercise and reduce other risk factors than take supplements. Oh yes, please don't smoke! ...Read more

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Antioxidants prevent chronic diseases like heart disease?

Antioxidants prevent chronic diseases like heart disease?

We thought so..: So we knew that oxidative stress is a key factor in cancers and other disease processes. So naturally we thought, lets load patients with antioxidants to prevent that. We did studies and it showed antioxidants have no effect. Which means there's a lot more to it than the oxidation issue. So although logic says antioxidants are good, we just don't have definitive proof of it. ...Read more

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What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

Many: There are many support services available for patients and families. One can begin to search for local resources. If none are available, contact the american cancer society, the leukemia/lymphoma foundation, or the leukemia society for resources. ...Read more