Tag Archives: Testing

Asinine, Backasswards Colonoscopy Insurance Rules Make Patients Decline Medically Necessary Testing

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD I’ve had several telephone calls in the last two weeks from a 40-year-old woman with abdominal pain and changed bowel habits. She obviously needs a colonoscopy, which is what I told her when I saw her. If she needed an MRI to rule out a brain tumor I think she would… Read More »

Preeclampsia Testing Now Feasible at Home

While preeclampsia is a common and dangerous complication in pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure, it is currently only diagnosed by doctors within a clinical setting. We at Medgadget recently reported on a preeclampsia test, developed at Purdue University, that can be used at home, and now researchers have actually had pregnant women try to… Read More »