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  1. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez
    The life-saving treatment that's being thrown in the trash - CNN.com
    www.cnn.com Transplanted umbilical cord blood can be used to treat or cure more than 80 conditions, from leukaemia to sickle-cell disease. Chris, diagnosed withΒ leukaemia, used blood from three babies he'll never meet, to keep him...
  2. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    The intersection of Lego and science
    Migdalia Burgos
    These Microfluidic Lego Are Like Building Blocks For Complex Science
    www.fastcodesign.com Researchers used Lego to make microfluidic experiments as easy as playing with...
  3. ProducerDavid Gomes

    David Gomes

    7 Tips To Harden Your Erections And Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
    7 Tips To Harden Your Erections And Prevent Erectile DysfunctionEvery man wants to last longer in bed and satisfy her woman’s needs in the bedroom the best way they know how. This is, however, a big challenge for most men, seeing that premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction is a real problem that they...


    Brian McKenzie
    06/08/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    8) Younger, more eager partner.
    Tommy McElroy, MD
    06/08/2016 #4 Tommy McElroy, MD
    All good tips, thanks for writing about it. Sleep is especially important to having/maintaining healthy testosterone production.
    Juan Imaz
    18/07/2016 #3 Juan Imaz
    good reading and editorial line. At certain point of our lives we all should have this advice in mind :)
    NO one
    18/07/2016 #2 NO one
    This are good tips @David Gomes simple to follow!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/07/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @David Gomes thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
  4. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    It's Your Life, Choose Your Doctor Wisely- Bad Choices Could Be Fatal
    It's Your Life, Choose Your Doctor Wisely- Bad Choices Could Be FatalI have been procrastinating or better yet, debating with myself about posting this article I'm about to write. I've been nudged by many to write and it's hard because it's such a personal topic. It's also a topic I hope sheds light- my goal is not...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 I find it wonderful @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD that you are bringing invisible illnesses to the forefront. I watched your trailer and it was nice to hear your voice- the book sounds as though it's going to help many. I wasn't able to see anything on livestream? When I clicked on the boxed links it brought me to 'livestream' asking me to sign up and pay money monthly, should I be able to view what you posted for free? It sounds like you have come a long way in 5 years, I can't imagine what you've been through!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/06/2016 #25 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Enlightening article that brings 'front and center' the plight of millions of chronically ill patients everywhere. In the "Invisible Illnesses" group, there are also about 2,000 additional Rare Diseases that are even lesser-known. Stanford Medicine-X is the only national Department of Anesthesiology (my alma mater) that "allows" patients to be self-educated, proactive, and extremely educated on their own rare disease. To follow their ever-increasing movement all over the USA, go here: https://livestream.com/stanfordmedicinex. And to learn how to negotiate through the "Invisible Illness 101" actions most patients will not be prepared for, it's all outlined for you in my 1st book, No More Tears: A Physician-turned-Patient Inspires Recovery. The book trailer is here: https://youtu.be/4EVCZEtwe34
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/06/2016 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 That's music to my ears @Dale Masters! I have found many times the nurses are rushed and either forget or in some cases offer medicine that was not intended for that patient. I always keep a list of the meds he's on and ask, "So what are you giving him?" And of course there is the occasional grumpy nurse which I have no tolerance for after working in Healthcare for years. I became burned out but NEVER took it out on my patients. Even something as what seems simple like OT and PT need to done as ordered or it can hinder recovery. What a sweet, loving nurse. They sure do exists! My daughter is a nurse in a nursing home. Her patients miss her dearly when she's not there.
    Dale Masters
    22/06/2016 #23 Dale Masters
    #22 We've been lucky. This last time, we had a weekend nurse that I literally believe to be an angel. When Chris was in the hospital recovering from sepsis, she came in the room. Not allowing her to know I was awake, I watched her take Chris's blood sugar and vitals...and before she left, she gently kissed Chris on the forehead, and stroked her hair with so much love on her face, it made me cry. EVERYONE could take a lesson from her!...and she was only 26.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #17 @Dale Masters it's always good to stay with a family member if possible. Many times mistakes are made by nursing because hospitals tend to be under-staffed and it's just too easy to over look something, give the wrong med to the wrong patient etc.. Thanks!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/06/2016 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #20 Not an issue Dale! You have very valid points of contention stemming from your personal experiences that I respect. On this platform it is all about understanding and sharing and getting inspired...take care and good health to you my friend!
    Dale Masters
    21/06/2016 #20 Dale Masters
    @Praveen Raj Guillepalli Please understand that I have cognitive damage from chronic pain (but my "IQ is too high" for them to desire to do anything about it). This causes me to misspeak or misunderstand what is being said. Thank you in advance for your patience.
    Dale Masters
    21/06/2016 #19 Dale Masters
    #18 Thank you for the clarification. The idea of AIs making diagnoses scares me to death. With the way the American health system is run, I am terrified that doctors would defer to an AI, rather than challenging it. Many times, this can be seen in teaching hospitals, where the medical student KNOWS that the MD who is teaching is wrong...but whose career would be ruined for challenging the MD's diagnosis, especially if it turns out that the student is correct. Access to an AI could lead to greater laziness (not the right word, but close enough) of Western doctors, because of the assembly-line medicine practiced here.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/06/2016 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #16 Hi Dale, AI to assist the Doctors in diagnosis by throwing up case-scenario reference points and the curious-worried patients in matters of second opinions etc...but not to take over the combo of intuition-experience is what i meant more like :) Thanks for connecting!
    Dale Masters
    21/06/2016 #17 Dale Masters
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher This is why when my friend Chris (for whom I'm medical POA) is n the hospital, so am I, 24/7.If the hospital has a problem with it, I ask them (not so nicely) which they would rather have---me staying with her, or her lawyer visiting them later if they make a major mistake (which, with her, they almost always do.) To state it plainly, most doctors are babbling idiots, and need to be watched carefully. This includes all surgeons.
    Dale Masters
    21/06/2016 #16 Dale Masters
    #3 @Praveen Raj Guillipall The LAST THING I want is for Big Pharma to have control over my healthcare..and AI might be great for some things, but not for medicine. A good doctor has intuition...something that NEVER can be programmed.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 yikes they sound creepy!
    Brian McKenzie
    21/06/2016 #14 Brian McKenzie
    Camil spider is a cross between scorpion, crab and spider - they get big, and fast - and they are indeed meat eaters. Indigenous to BFE Crapizstan
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #12 Ah, sounds like you developed cellulitis and reaction in your bloodstream similar to sepsis from the reaction. Sheez, what kind of spider bit you? I'm glad you still have your legs and they were able to save them stateside! I can't imagine all the emotional trauma you experienced on top of physical Trauma @Brian McKenzie
    Brian McKenzie
    21/06/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    #11 My calves 'exploded' with inflammation to 20 inches in circumference and a fever bouncing at 103 to 104. They said my knee joints were the only thing keeping the venom from reaching my heart; which would kill me. So they were going to amputate them both. In Germany they cut off legs of soldiers just for a matter of routine. I didn't want to loose my ability to ride a motorcycle - so I decked him, hard - and when he tried to get up - I hit him again. After that they shackled me to a bed, I got a talk to a Judge Advocate General, Two Colonels and an Admiral - I returned working at Harley Davidson after 6 months of IV therapy stateside.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 Wow, I can't believe they almost amputated your legs @Brian McKenzie because of spider bites. Obviously they must have become infected, but seriously.. they probably weren't managed properly from the beginning by the Dr. or they would have never become so severe? I won't disagree with you, our healthcare system is a mess and that includes the VA as well! Multiple billings, being charged 20.00 for gauze etc.. but I am here to testify after working in healthcare and dealing with it for so many years non-stop we do have Physician's who still care- they may be harder to find but they are out there. They can't change the system but they can change patient perception which was a wonderful thing on our behalf.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/06/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    I don't like nor trust doctors - every instance of my personal health encounters with them has been abysmal. I am in patient advocacy, 'catastrophic' billing, fraud audit and policy adjudication because of my run through the health systems, both civilian and military. * I am no longer in the military because I cold cock punched an Army Major that wanted to amputate both of my legs after I suffered a severe allergic reaction to spider bites. I still have both my legs - I can never work for the military again.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 @NO one, I agree, shortcuts can be dangerous when it comes to proper Healthcare. Im glad you had a Dr. as a family friend to help! People should never be afraid to ask questions or switch physicians if needed. As they say, no question is a stupid question. Thanks for reading!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2016 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 Hi @Kimberly Lewis, thanks for your comment, the shares and for taking the time to read my post!
  5. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez
    Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA
    www.businessinsider.com It's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way DNA folds itself that controls which genes are expressed...