What is a Diagnosis?

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 →

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What Matters to You: Patient Advocacy

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 →

From Dr. Forrest Tennant: Hyperalgesia: No Reason to Stop or Reduce Opioids

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 →

Curriculum Vitae

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 →

Personal Profile, Dr. Margaret Aranda

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 →

I Stand Up and Faint

As with many invisible illnesses, dysautonomia and POTS are not "rare." They are frequently misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or completely unrecognized.

Not all Disabilities are Visible

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...

Malware Monday for Windows

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 →

10 Reasons Why a Hug is Healthy

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 →

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