Every doctor knows that obesity can lead to the development of diabetes, heart diseases, joint damage and yet too many doctors on the frontlines just say: You're fat go diet.
My first experience with this was when I was first diagnosed... more »
Symptom management is a significant challenge for individuals living with sickle cell. In most cases, sickle cell research in symptom management focuses on pain. Although important, many other symptoms such a fatigue, anxiety, and depression need to be identified and intervened on to improve the quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell disease.
The major barrier to further reducing mortality from ACS in particular STEMI remains patient delay. Symptoms are either ignored or misinterpreted and this behavior has not changed despite community education efforts. The advance of social media as well as smartphones and other internet based tools suggests that there is a new opportunity to potentially help change human behavior.
Can early warning symptoms and signs of a heart attack (acute coronary syndrome) be quantified through standardized symptom surveys, biochemical measures, electrocardiographic, or other diagnostic means to enable earlier evaluation and treatment?