Tag Archives: Early

Dr Miriam Stoppard: We should be using pharmacists to spot the early signs of cancer

Pharmacists always get my vote, but are we underusing this group of highly trained ­specialists? Could they serve as early diagnosis hubs to spot signs of cancer and improve cancer survival rates? A report by University College London says they could. It says pharmacists could refer people with persistent lung cancer symptoms – such as… Read More »

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Vaping Illness?

SOURCES: Rachel Boykan, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University. Joanna Tsai, MD, pulmonologist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. CDC: “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Adults.” CDC: “Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products.” The Ohio State University: “The Effects of… Read More »

A primary care physician at his peak is forced into early retirement

Time is of the essence.  The very utterance of this phrase connotates a sense of urgency for an impending crisis or adversity if some essential action is not taken. I find myself most unexpectedly at this crucial junction. I am a seasoned, experienced general internal medicine physician, trained traditionally in hospital medicine, and subsequently evolved… Read More »

Medical News Today: Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia

A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening? Share on PinterestAn inflammation marker in the blood could help predict dementia. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, around… Read More »