Lots of people want to know the definition of "diagnosis." Merriam-Webster.com puts "diagnosis" in the Top 10% of searches. "dia" in Greek means "apart." + "gignōskein" is "to recognize" or "to know" "gnō" is "to come to know," as in spiritually; = diagignōskein - ‘distinguish, discern' DIAGNOSIS Originating in modern Latin around 1675-85, this late 17th-century... Continue Reading →
We know what matters to you. These are events in the US that don't necessarily make headlines every day, but they affect you, or your sister or neighbor. Every day, someone is affected. Without fail. The following people get our respect and admiration in recognition of tireless advocacy in the face of a courageous effort... Continue Reading →
We all feel pain when pricked by a thorn. Patients with "hyperalgesia" have pain to things that do not usually hurt others. As one can imagine, this can be a very stressful way to live, to say the least. This is a recent article by Dr. Forrest Tennant, MD, a double-American Board Certified doctor in pain... Continue Reading →
Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD University Education/Training Activity/Degree/Institution B.A. / Biology, California State University, Northridge, Cum Laude N/A / Medicine Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma M.D. Medicine / Keck USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California Anesthesiology / Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Critical Care / Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford,... Continue Reading →
MARGARET ARANDA, MD, PhD Profile Dr. Margaret Aranda is a Keck USC medical school graduate, and Stanford alumni of anesthesiology and critical care. She was also trained in Forensic and Age Management Medicine. Her dedication to knowledge and our Veterans started as President of the Pre-Med Club at the Sepulveda VA in California. The second... Continue Reading →
As with many invisible illnesses, dysautonomia and POTS are not "rare." They are frequently misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or completely unrecognized.
I know I look like I'm healthy. It's a funny thing that the even the doctor's don't understand...It's an even funnier thing to finally be out of a wheelchair...
Today, my friend in the UK alerted me that his social media accounts were terribly hacked. He lost all his Google pictures and the hacker tore down his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Last Friday, many National Health Services (NHS) hospitals in the UK were hacked with ransom... Continue Reading →
Yes, that's right! Do you think it's tiring to Share a Hug with your Friends? Can you get a Hug from your teenager? Do you inwardly seethe when Aunt Martha wants to squeeze you? Guess what? You do need to actually Hug back, because all Hugs are Shared! A heart-to-heart Hug (literally, chests touching for 30 sec)... Continue Reading →