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"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

Ileostomy friends...can u help??? spasms, obstructions

survived2000
  • By survived2000 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • I apologize to everyone for not answering their messages. I have been fighting a big battle here. I am stable enough to get on the computer today and reach out to all of you. First off, I have missed ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
  • Journal · 180 replies
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

endocardistis help

tammieandjeff
  • By tammieandjeff · Posted February 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with bacterial infections · 0 replies
  • hi all im out here looking for some other peoples experiences. in august 2013 my husband has a staf infection in his heart the drs called a vegetation, when he had surgery open heart they removed the ...

heart vegitation

tammieandjeff
  • By tammieandjeff · Posted February 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Infections · 0 replies
  • hi all im out here looking for some other peoples experiences. in august 2013 my husband has a staf infection in his heart the drs called a vegetation, when he had surgery open heart they removed the ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a Pain-free Night

Khatn
  • By Khatn · New reply November 19, 2013
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • This past week has given me a load of rows to hoe and think about. One week ago, my darling (and she truly is) 2-y-o Maine Coon kitten (don't care if she's 2, she's still my little kitten) came to me ...

Knock on wood and keep Mom out of the hospital

unicorna
  • By unicorna · New reply November 12, 2013
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • I haven't written an update in awhile. I've been too busy to write or really read the forums too often although I've been able to comment occasionally. I joined some of these groups after I started posting ...

Not Fair

love4t
  • By love4t · New reply October 31, 2013
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • My husband passed away on March 11 this year only 39 days after being diagnosed with adenocarcinoma (NSCLC). He was admitted to the hospital to have a port placed and got infections (line and pneumonia ...

MRSA and ME

GENIVADIANE
  • By GENIVADIANE · New reply October 8, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • My life was normal like many others were, I had my kids, my family, my friends we were always togethere, my health was good, theirs as well, just a normal everyday life. I never thought my life would ...

2nd Try I'm still trying

OMY
  • By OMY · New reply October 8, 2013
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I'm kinda excited , I was diagnosed a second time with Lyme. I had been treated two years ago and now , my blood work comes back positive once again. we did not kill it the first time. We are going to ...

Lyme still...

OMY
  • By OMY · New reply September 14, 2013
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  • So after 3 years I'm still sick. I went to this new Dr. and all my test still comeback as positive for Lyme and I'm still really sick. It's good to have the tests validate what I have been feeling for ...

Does anyone have Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Infection

wildtrish
  • By wildtrish · New reply September 1, 2013
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • It is an antibiotic resistant infection like MRSA & VRE you contract it from hospitals. They call CRE "The New Superbug of 2013" I contracted it from St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario Canada ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
  • Journal · 261 replies
  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply July 22, 2013
  • Journal · 116 replies
  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

MRSA/Cellulitis

stephyny
  • By stephyny · New reply May 26, 2013
  • Discussion in Infections · 3 replies
  • I had a "minor" outpatient surgical procedure done on 4/26 to remove a small lesion (lymphangioma) from under my left breast. I was in and out in less than an hour. I was slightly sore but nothing that ...

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