CrowdMed Blog

POTS: The Most Common Medical Condition You Never Heard Of

Last month the world recognized Rare Disease Day on February 28th.  There are medical conditions that are not rare at all, but still fall into the abysmal cracks in our healthcare system.  Some might call these orphan conditions.  I live with one of these conditions – postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). POTS is fairly common, […]

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Facts About Lyme Disease: The Misunderstood Condition

Lyme disease can present with a wide range of symptoms, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis. The most common presentation includes fever, fatigue, headache, and a bull-eye rash at the location of infection, but as many as half of infected individuals never report a rash and present with other symptoms. And, you may be surprised to hear […]

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What Balloons Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing Medicine

When searching for a cure for an uncommon disease, doctors and medical detectives are confronted with a difficult knowledge problem. The correct answer is out there, but it’s likely known only to a handful of people, dispersed among a lot of people who haven’t a clue, or worse, have the incorrect diagnosis. How can we […]

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Are You At Risk For A Genetic Disorder?

Note: this will be the first in a three-part series about addressing the new world of knowledge about genetic disorders.  This first post will be about assessing the chances that we may be at risk for a genetic disease.  Future posts will address what we can do with this knowledge.   We live in a relatively new era […]

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