Sexism in doctors can impact the diagnostic care women receive

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  • Sexism in doctors can impact the diagnostic care women receive
    Sexism in doctors can impact the diagnostic care women receive
    Medicine is supposed to be a field of work for compassionate people. The idea behind medical care is that doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can come to understand the nature of a malady a patient reports and help them address it. Unfortunately, the success of medical treatment is often directly tied to both the competency and biases of the...
  • These misdiagnosed conditions can cause major trouble
    These misdiagnosed conditions can cause major trouble
    A misdiagnosed medical condition is every bit as serious as it sounds. If your doctor fails to properly diagnose your condition, it can lead to additional concerns that have a negative impact on your health. Any misdiagnosis is a big deal, however, some conditions have the potential to lead to a more severe illness or even death. Here are four commonly...
  • Being overweight could lead to more trouble getting a diagnosis
    Being overweight could lead to more trouble getting a diagnosis
    Living as an overweight adult in Pennsylvania or elsewhere in the United States isn't easy. Our culture tends to look at fat as a moral issue, rather than a health issue. People think of overweight adults as weak-willed or compulsive eaters, instead of seeing them as unique people. Obesity can stem from a number of other medical issues, from genetic...
  • Misdiagnosis: How asthma misdiagnoses can impact patients
    Misdiagnosis: How asthma misdiagnoses can impact patients
    Lung diseases and disorders are hard to diagnose because of their similarities with other illnesses. Shortness of breath, dizziness and nausea, for instance, can be signs of asthma or other illnesses. Getting the right diagnosis is the key to a solid treatment plan. Here's information on a commonly misdiagnosed disease and what it could mean for you. What lung disorder...
  • Mistakes with diagnosing patients can put them in harm’s way
    Mistakes with diagnosing patients can put them in harm’s way
    Patients who go to the doctor expect that they will get an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. One study that was published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice shows that more than 20 percent of people who have a serious medical condition was initially misdiagnosed. This means that there are patients who aren't getting the treatment...
  • What happens if doctors fail to diagnose or misdiagnose cancer?
    What happens if doctors fail to diagnose or misdiagnose cancer?
    You know there's something wrong with your body. After all, it's your body. The symptoms, lumps or other issues you've been having are not normal. Knowing that you need help to diagnose and treat whatever caused the issue, you seek medical advice. Sadly, your doctor does not take your symptoms seriously. Instead of fully examining you and ordering diagnostic tests,...
  • The many types of commonly misdiagnosed conditions
    The many types of commonly misdiagnosed conditions
    If you're dealing with any type of medical concern it's important to receive professional treatment as soon as possible. Even if you think the issue is minor, you'll never know for sure until you consult with a medical professional. Unfortunately, there's something else you need to know: It's possible that a medical professional could misdiagnose your condition, thus leading you...
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