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Med Student's First Life-Saving Diagnosis: Himself

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Hi, Mom and Dad, I just helped make a potentially life-saving diagnosis of someone with a heart problem for the first time. And, uh, that patient is me."

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their heart valves. And for some children, each round of strep causes more problems to those valves.

I Have A Heart Murmur (Part 3)

Tom Reiman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

In parts 1 and 2, I discussed the original diagnosis of my aortic valve regurgitation (heart murmur); later referral from my internist to a cardiologi...

I Have a Heart Murmur (Part 2)

Tom Reiman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

Several months ago I wrote about my medical journey, starting about seven years ago when my internist discovered a very slight murmur in my aortic val...

I Have a Heart Murmur

Tom Reiman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

And so, we begin our journey together, from slight murmur to severe; from internist to cardiologist; from medication to tests; and from surgery to rehabilitation and recuperation.