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  1. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Laughter is the Best Medicine: In the ER
    Laughter is the Best Medicine: In the ER/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /  Sometimes patients are very offended by certain things they see doctors do. It's all okay, but let's just take a look in the life of a female ER doctor today.Here is a Short List of things that have landed me "In the...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/09/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #30 You turned out to be just sweet. I like you as you are. ;)
    Leckey Harrison
    03/09/2016 #30 Leckey Harrison
    #29 Two sisters, mom is gone and our relationship was not good. Not enemies per se, but the word I use is misattuned, and from day 1 if not sooner. Most of my own trauma healing has been the developmental version. People skills? Not like I have now. Part of that was because it was easier being "out there" rather than "in here" with me.

    Thank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #25 Awwe. You're right. She was lonely and your people-skills honed in by instinct. I'd venture to say that you really know women, and grew up with a sister and fond memories of your mom. I think that it just shows in this picture in my imagination, playing the same scene. You have a great heart, @Leckey Harrison.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #24 Absolutely hilarious! What a picture, indeed ~ I'd have great fun looking for a high-resolution image to post as Honey! Great story!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #26 Gotta love it! Look at common sense, the spur-of-the-moment grave situation diffused by quick thinking! GREAT Story with huge significance! Thank you for sharing. Personally, I loved Kenwood 'back in the day,' reminiscing once more with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View more
    #26 Gotta love it! Look at common sense, the spur-of-the-moment grave situation diffused by quick thinking! GREAT Story with huge significance! Thank you for sharing. Personally, I loved Kenwood 'back in the day,' reminiscing once more with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Close
    Phillip Hubbell
    29/08/2016 #26 Phillip Hubbell
    Sorry for the length...True story….working on the adolescent ward at a mental hospital in Texas, we had a teen who was having a psychotic break. He was yelling at anyone who would listen…everyone with ears, the names of stereo systems.
    “Panasonic!”
    “Pioneer!”
    “Bose!”
    “Kenwood!” etc.
    He became very agitated and had once in his past tried to leap from a window in the psychiatrist’s office. He was pointing to himself while shouting these stereo names. We were trying to calm him and where having to hold him down. Someone thought it would be good to get him to say his own name…so the male nurse pointed to himself and said
    “Juan!”, then pointed to “Robert” and said
    “Robert!” …
    ”Sansui!”, he shouted.
    We took turns,
    “Phillip”
    “Pioneer!”
    “Robert”
    “Kenwood!”.
    The female nurse got right in his face and yelled
    “Shirley”…he yelled right back
    “McClain!”
    Leckey Harrison
    29/08/2016 #25 Leckey Harrison
    #23 Sort of funny with a sad note. It was an after midnight call. I was on duty as the lone EMT for the district, and there was an all male ambulance crew, and the local male LEO responded. The LEO was on scene first, myself a minute or two later. I began the usual response of questions for this elderly woman concerning pains and determining level of consciousness while holding her wrist. Here it was after midnight a good bit and she was at a card table assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The medics arrived. Then it's a chatter box as we all greet one another and the medic asked the woman whose wrist I was measuring for a pulse, "Why did you call 9-1-1?" She said, after a moments hesitation, " I think my uterus is coming out." The room went dead silent at the speed of light, and AWKWARD covered us all. To break the seemingly LOOOOOOONNNG momentary spell, I keyed my mike and asked dispatch to page a female medic to the scene. One wouldn't think that wouldn't have been the case, as we were all medical professionals. I think it was the fact there seemed to be no true medical emergency, and as it turned out, there wasn't. She was just lonely. In retrospect I laugh at the fact that us four men couldn't handle the self diagnosis. Time of night? Too many assumptions about calls? Not enough caffeine? Or just four fools? The other three thanked me profoundly for such calm insight at that hour of the morning.
    Robert Bacal
    29/08/2016 #24 Robert Bacal
    A fellow had a mishap and ended up in the emergency room for some relatively minor injuries . He was rather intoxicated, and ended up passing out on the gurney. Nurses were shocked, but incredibly amused when they discovered a large banana strapped to his upper thigh. To treat the patient properly they had to perform a banana-ectomy. When the patient awoke, his first words were: "What did you do with my banana!" said with considerable anger. True story.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Leckey Harrison: Wondering about your take, and if you can share a funny story, you know, "Oh! I remember one time when....." and Share this to Hive: "HealthCare and First Responders" Could you please do that for us?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 Oh, let's keep it medical (can't get any more platonic than that!) ~ pray tell - what area in medicine is your FAV?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #20 hahaha! You're so funny! You crack me up! Just love you so!
    Dale Masters
    29/08/2016 #20 Dale Masters
    #19 There for a minute, I took "internal" as "inside my body". I'm awake now...
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 I know, right? Write a Buzz! attach pic! ~it's like an internal tweet! ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 Gotcha on that one, of course ~ I'm engaged to @Selim Yeniçeri! :)
    Dale Masters
    27/08/2016 #17 Dale Masters
    #12 I had to scroll down to see your post...and was assaulted AGAIN by that WONDERFUL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH ([15x]
    of a cockretch (OOPS...cockroach).
    So I thought for a bit...and posted a pic ( a CUTE one) to wash my mind from that thing. Hope you love it as much as I do:
    (IT WON'T LET ME POST IT!)....goes away to sulk...
    Charles David Upchurch
    27/08/2016 #14 Charles David Upchurch
    Lady, you can "tag" me anytime, but we'll have to keep it platonic because I am married, and honest to a fault. ; - )
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/08/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 There you are, @Charles David Upchurch ~ I set a trap (I mean, no! I teased you out!)! I missed you! So WoW nice to have a medical conversation btw tell me, what was your Funniest story? haha ~ make it good, ok? Can you lend me an ear (without cockroaches in it)? ...and important point on fluid resuscitation, yes. Dehydration and baby diarrhea kill about 1 billion kids under 5 years old per year (8 billion total population). We are spoiled to have Clean Water. (Sorry, my mind just goes there on its own.) Even more spoiled to have Bottled Water with flowers on it and you got it ~ Pedialyte®️ has potassium (also found in bananas and potatoes), magnesium (eat bananas, nuts, avocados, dark leafy greens, dark chocolate) and calcium (broccoli has twice the calcium as an orange). The topic of magnesium is super important, as most adults are deficient. Correction of low magnesium levels is associated with a decreased incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers. WoW. Now I have to write a Buzz on that. It'll 'match' with my "Home Remedy: Staring at an Aquarium" post, listed for viewers here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/my-home-remedy-staring-at-an-aquarium. Hope you like it! Can I Tag you on medical articles? Please?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 I think your Comment is funnier than my ending! lol! I'm in tears, @Dale Masters ~ don't Do that to me again and again, wouldja? ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/08/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 Almost surreal, yes ~ glad it resonated with you. Part of my plan in writing this Buzz wasn't just for the Article ~ I want to 'tease out' the medical personnel here on beBee.com as I miss having these conversations over dinner. (lol!)
    Charles David Upchurch
    27/08/2016 #10 Charles David Upchurch
    FYI the new and improved 'freeze pop' for pediatric fevers are frozen tubes of pedialyte. They not only perform the diagnostic function and temperature reduction that you used them for...the pedialyte also starts immediate rehydration AND it restores electrolyte balance better than a glucise drip, which can help guard against life-threatening dehydration. Every ER should hand these out as these patients walk (or get carried) through the door.
  2. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Tribute to the US Army, NTC at Fort Irwin
    Tribute to the US Army, NTC at Fort Irwin/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / It was 1992. I was fresh out of internship, and I didn't know how to run an Emergency Room (ER). But I knew I had good training at the Los Angeles County Hospital (haha AKA ~ the "County Zoo"). I had delivered 100 babies...
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    Dale Masters
    24/07/2016 #5 Dale Masters
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD You essentially had battlefield training. If you weren't so resilient...and if you couldn't love as deeply as you do...you'd literally be a basket case. My heroine, mentor, and dear friend. Do you know how much I look up to you?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 I knew that you would know 'the score' here 😆! It's funny, and it's true! And yes, I did become an ordained minister and it's all online for (guess who) the disabled who can't get out of bed. Yes, thank you I'll still hover and keep guard over you and keep you in my daily prayers as I already do. Each time I see a note from you, I smile. I laugh. I pause. I reflect. We share a lot of life experiences that others will never see, but I'm glad that I'm me because I got to meet you. @Randy Keho. (Now, does this match my pink ribbon in my hairdo, or what 💅 ?)
    Randy Keho
    23/07/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    There's no doubt in my mind that every one of those bright-eye and bushy-tailed young serviceman remembers you, as do those struggling young mothers. You must have touched more people during that time than many ministers do in a lifetime. If I didn't already have a guardian angel, I'd coming looking for you. I'd be the one with the dimples. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Dr. Allen Brown, @Selim Yeniçeri, @Dale Masters, @Leckey Harrison, @Lisa Gallagher, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Ken Boddie, @Donald Grandy, Brian McKenzie, @Sara Jacobovici, so we openings for vets to have a job, go to @Lucy Jensen!