News Updates: Diagnostics

Spells of dizziness a common problem with many possible causes

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Written by Paul Takahashi, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dizziness is a common problem with many possible causes. They can range from relatively minor issues, such as certain medications triggering dizziness, to more serious underlying medical problems. When dizziness persists, as in your case, it is a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor and have the condition evaluated.

Should Your Doctor Make a "Psych" Diagnosis?

Posted by Cynthia Ryan

Vestibular disorders are difficult to diagnose. Occasionally, a patient with challenging symptoms will be referred for a mental health evaluation instead of additional testing to determine whether there is a physical cause. Amelia Ruzicka discusses whether and when it is appropriate for a medical doctor to label a patient with a mental health diagnosis.

To Cut Health Costs, Focus on the First Minutes of Care

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Gregory Sorensen  |   8:00 AM January 28, 2014

Just one in three diagnostic mistakes result from physicians’ mental mistakes, according to a 2005 analysis by the Archives of Internal Medicine. The majority are the result of our disjointed health care system, from delayed tests to malfunctioning equipment to missed hand-offs between physicians. 


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