MEDICAL ALERT!- AN URGENT APPEAL TO ALL THOSE WHO TREAT THE POOR AND AGED- (c) HOW CULTURAL TRADITIONS AFFECT THE SEARCH FOR ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS. STEEPED IN TRADITIONS, SOME IN POOR AND UNDERSERVED PLACES WHO ARE OF A CERTAIN AGE, WILL BE INCLINED TO FEEL THAT ALL- METABOLIC DISEASES- AND BONE PAIN IS JUST CAUSED BY ARTHRITIS. PATIENTS WITH-WPW( WOLF PARKINSON WHITE SYNDROME) ARE OFTEN MISSED BECAUSE THE STANDARD EKG’S CANNOT HELP. ONLY A 12-LEAD EKG CAN.- ELDER PATIENTS WILL OFTEN BLAME AGE ON THEIR ILLNESS. THE STATISTICAL BASIS OF MEDICAL PRACTICE IS ONE CAUSE FOR THIS MISCONCEPTION. I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE- WE HAVE MORE-SYMPTOMATOLOGISTS THAN DIAGNOSTICIANS IN MEDICINE TODAY, AND IF YOU DON’T DIAGNOSE ACCURATELY, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TREAT ACCURATELY. OUR MORBIDITY REPORTS REFLECTS THAT. RECENTLY IN THE NEWS MEDIA IT IS REPORTED THAT THE INCIDENCE OF COLON CANCER IS ON THE RISE IN YOUNG PEOPLE.I AM NOT SURPRISED. UNLESS THE PAIN GETS MUCH WORSE, THEY WILL NOT SEEK MEDICAL INTERVENTION. THIS , AND MORE REASONS ARE WHY DISEASES LIKE-MULTIPLE MYELOMA DIAGNOSIS-IS OFTEN MISSED. BY THE TIME BONE LYSIS OCCURS IT IS TOO LATE. PHYSICIANS SHOULD NOT BE TOO QUICK TO DISMISS PATIENTS FROM THEIR OFFICES, FAILING TO GATHER DETAILED HISTORY. PATIENTS FAMILIES NEED TO BE EDUCATED. I HAVE SEEN THIS GETS WORSE OVER THE YEARS. TOO MANY MISSED DIAGNOSIS. TOO MANY LATE DIAGNOSIS, AND FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY TREAT. IT IS MY HOPE THAT THIS WILL FIND THE DILIGENCE AND URGENCY OF THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO SAVE LIVES. I SPEAK WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE. I AM, RAS CARDO.

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