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Category: Diseases and Conditions

Insight into various common diseases and conditions for which health literacy and patient engagement can have a favorable impact.

Pulmonary embolism symptoms and signs

Pulmonary embolism symptoms and signs can vary from none to sudden death.  The determinants are the size and number of emboli as well as the state of cardiopulmonary function of the victim prior to the event.    Some of the symptoms and signs of pulmonary embolism depend upon whether or not the event is massive […]

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s requires the acknowledgement of two important facts.  The first is that Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia.  The second is all dementia is not Alzheimer’s disease. What Is Dementia   Dementia is a decline in a person’s cognition, which when severe interferes with the ability to perform […]

Pulmonary Hypertension Pathophysiology and Classification

Knowledge of pulmonary hypertension pathophysiology and the different types of the disease based on it provides greater insight into the disease than a mere definition of it.  It provides a more complete answer to the question – what is pulmonary hypertension? What is pulmonary hypertension?   Pulmonary hypertension is higher than normal pressure within the […]

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