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Noninvasive imaging test may spare benign kidney tumor patients from unnecessary surgery

Noninvasive imaging test may spare benign kidney tumor patients from unnecessary surgery

Research finds diagnostic tests to be less accurate for children with impaired kidney function

Research finds diagnostic tests to be less accurate for children with impaired kidney function

Mayo Clinic study sheds light on value of second opinions

Mayo Clinic study sheds light on value of second opinions

Many Canadian family doctors still use manual devices to measure blood pressure, study shows

Many Canadian family doctors still use manual devices to measure blood pressure, study shows

Initial diagnosis of acute kidney injury may be inaccurate for many patients, study suggests

Initial diagnosis of acute kidney injury may be inaccurate for many patients, study suggests

New article outlines identical symptoms linked to hip and spine pain

New article outlines identical symptoms linked to hip and spine pain

Misdiagnosis of common foot and ankle injuries may lead to long-term disability, pain and arthritis

Misdiagnosis of common foot and ankle injuries may lead to long-term disability, pain and arthritis

Study findings could help healthcare workers identify undiagnosed adults struggling with ASD

Study findings could help healthcare workers identify undiagnosed adults struggling with ASD

UIC researchers receive grant to study impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients

UIC researchers receive grant to study impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients

Study highlights possible reasons for MS misdiagnosis

Study highlights possible reasons for MS misdiagnosis

Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

Depression screening tools may lead to misdiagnosis in children and adolescents

Depression screening tools may lead to misdiagnosis in children and adolescents

Existing MCI screening tools result in more than 7% false-negative error rate, study finds

Existing MCI screening tools result in more than 7% false-negative error rate, study finds

Better education for patients, doctors on disease symptoms may help reduce leprosy in Brazil

Better education for patients, doctors on disease symptoms may help reduce leprosy in Brazil

New portable device with hand-held probe could help reduce unnecessary thyroid cancer surgery

New portable device with hand-held probe could help reduce unnecessary thyroid cancer surgery

Researchers develop fine-scale global map of Zika virus transmission

Researchers develop fine-scale global map of Zika virus transmission

World sleep day tackles poor sleep due to nocturia

World sleep day tackles poor sleep due to nocturia

Frontotemporal dementia often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease in many patients

Frontotemporal dementia often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease in many patients

Multimodal MRI recommended to prevent brain mass misdiagnosis

Multimodal MRI recommended to prevent brain mass misdiagnosis