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Could your doctor be missing the warning signs of a stroke?

If you're elderly and have seizures or care for an elderly parent or other relative who does, could your doctor be ignoring the early-warning signals of a stroke? A new study suggests that cerebrovascular disease may go undiagnosed in older patients who have epilepsy -- and it's already known that epilepsy is often misdiagnosed in the elderly.

Misdiagnosis can lead to considerable patient harm

Receiving an incorrect diagnosis can be as devastating as not even seeking medical care. In some cases, a misdiagnosis is even worse because you might get treatment for the wrong thing. That treatment might make the condition you are really suffering from even worse. We know that you don't want to have to deal with issues because a doctor didn't diagnose you properly.

False Alzheimer's diagnoses devastate patients

Getting the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is a crushing blow to patients and their families. The incurable disease that ravages fine minds and alters personalities is universally fatal, but not before it reduces patients to bed-ridden shells of who they once were.

Sometimes doctors just don't listen

There are many reasons for a misdiagnosis or a situation in which the doctor doesn't find the issue at all, overlooking a potentially serious problem. Sometimes the results are complicated, sometimes the lab mixes up the samples, and sometimes there are paperwork errors. However, there are also times when doctors simply don't listen to their patients.

12 million people misdiagnosed per year

Due to pain in your back and abdomen, you have been to see multiple doctors over the last several years. You have been diagnosed with everything from severe constipation to minor a back injury. You have undergone more than one surgery to fix the problem and been prescribed a multitude of different medications.

Why doctors don't treat serious issues

Most people rely on doctors and medical professionals for help with serious medical conditions because they simply lack the knowledge base to make these decisions on their own. This can be problematic, though, when a doctor fails to treat an issue, dismissing it as nothing, when a patient feels that something is wrong. The patient may not want to second-guess the doctor or may trust him or her entirely, and the lack of treatment can then lead to a worsening of symptoms.

Breast cancer needs proper, timely diagnosis and treatment

You likely know that we are in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Whether you have participated in a community event or noticed NFL players wearing pink on the fields, there are various signs around us that breast cancer is on the minds and hearts of people all over the country, including in Ohio. 

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