First Official ATS Practice Guidelines For Sarcoidosis – Scienmag

After so many years, it is good to see that positive steps are being taken towards education of doctors about sarcoidosis. First official ATS practice guidelines for Sarcoidosis cover diagnosis and detection – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News — Read on scienmag.com/first-official-ats-practice-guidelines-for-sarcoidosis-cover-diagnosis-and-detection/

This Is Getting Too Close To Home

In less than a week, confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) went from hundreds of miles away to 40 miles away to 5 miles away from my home. I fall into the vulnerable population because of my heart and lung conditions, and so I am being extra cautious. I have had bad flus before and recovered so I…

The Weekend Revisit Of: An Echo Gone Wrong

I went in for an echocardiogram last week to see if I still had shunting at my PFO closure (if the hole my heart was still not fully closed and if there was oxygenated blood still mixing with oxygenated blood), and it turn out to be quite the adventure. I went to my new cardiologist’s office…

Biotechs Are Fighting To Treat Sarcoidosis And Other Autoimmune Disease

While we mostly think of disease as being caused by bacteria or viruses, an illness can often occur when the body’s own defenses turn against itself. Here we’ll take a look at seven rare autoimmune diseases you may not have heard of and what biotechs are doing to treat them. — Read on labiotech.eu/features/rare-autoimmune-diseases-biotech/

Defying The Rules And Living

When I first discovered that I had a hole in my heart, I was told that for six months afterwards I would need to take it easy. I needed to give the heart time to grow tissue over the plug that was placed in the hole, otherwise, if I fell too hard or anything like…

Avoiding The Purity Sales Pitch

Sitting on the over stuffed, over sized grey leather sofa, I face him, amazed by his frizzed out hair and his 70s sense of fashion. He asks me a million and one questions about my health history, going even deeper into my emotional history. No other doctor had done that before. He studies me intently,…

My Dreaded Registering With “The Man” Has Finally Come

Ever since developing cardiac sarcoidosis and getting my AICD implanted, I dreaded that one day it would affect my ability to get my driver’s permit. I love to drive, even in traffic. In summer my job requires that I drive an average of 4,000 miles in that time, and sometimes a 2 1/2 hour trip…

Before You Can Really Get Help, Learn About Yourself

Exactly ten years ago today, I got a call from my doctor to confirm that my test results were positive for sarcoidosis. The day before, I came out of the hospital after a three day stay for an open lung biopsy, the test to determine if sarcoidosis was indeed active in my lungs. To date,…

The Weekend Worthy Revisit: The Definition Of Me

Originally Posted on October 3, 2011 When I moved to the US 25 years ago, one of the things the struck me with the culture is people’s need to know what you did for a living. They would meet you, and immediately ask what type of work you did. I realized with time, that no…