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Oct 20, 2019 12:27:02

House MD

by @keni PATRON | 302 words | 45🔥 | 559💌


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The show HOUSE was one of my favorite shows.
The show is like a detective mystery about the human body and diseases. It is based in a hospital where patients come with symptoms that other doctors were unable to diagnose and treat.
It took me a while to be comfortable with all the blood and needles that the show reveals in each episode but once I did - I couldn't stop.

Each episode shows a patient that arrives with a very peculiar symptom and the main doctor - named House, go through a series of possible causes of the problem. They brainstorm potential solutions and eventually discover the cause.

The process with which they investigate and rule out conditions is based on science and is fascinating to me. I read in the news that a doctor in Germany used something in the show to quickly diagnose a real life situation.

So I have found myself trying to investigate symptoms whenever people tell me what's wrong. Most people have the same symptoms - tired, low energy, headaches, dizzy etc....

Thanks to the internet and forums, many symptoms are a sign of a an interconnected system issues. But I have noticed an issue with my own doctors... if there is an issue with one number, I need to contact the specialist for that issue. The doctors are eager to rid their hands off of potential problem so they write a referral and send you off. No one wants to do the extra work of connecting the signals that the human body is giving out.

We need doctors to be more like House. We need doctors to evaluate our symptoms as a whole as opposed to their specialization. Maybe this is a gap that should be filled. And no WebMD isn't going to do it.

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    @keni House is such a great show mainly because of Hugh Laurie. But I do like the cases. Perhaps you will like the show Diagnosis on Netflix, which is based on the doctor who writes a column for the New York Times using a crowd-sourcing method to help people diagnosis conditions that have baffled their doctors.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Oct 22, 2019 18:43:42
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      @brandonwilson - I never heard of it.... WOW... That is exactly the type of shows I am looking for. Its like chess but you learn more about the human body.

      Keni avatar Keni | Oct 23, 2019 14:11:47
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      @keni After you watch the first episode I think you'll be hooked.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Oct 23, 2019 11:32:02
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    @keni I binge watched that show years ago! To your point, yes, something needs to exist in between.

    Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Oct 20, 2019 13:10:37
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      @itsabhinaya - It is just a lot of liability so people stay away from it.

      Keni avatar Keni | Oct 23, 2019 14:10:34
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    @keni - eventually, we'll be diagnosing each other -- with an app.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Oct 20, 2019 10:39:52
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      @brianball - There is a demand for it. Especially if we have to wait for a long time to see specialists and if they are always rushing us out their office after a ridiculous 15 minutes.

      Keni avatar Keni | Oct 23, 2019 14:10:12
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