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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
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  • 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 ...

UPDATE ON ME & NEW DRUG FOR MY PAIN

Maata
  • By Maata · New reply March 14, 2014
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  • So now we are trying a new drug Lyrica for my pain and also with 10 mg of Percocet. My doctor is trying to see if it is nerve pain in my chest and to figure out if it will relieve some kind of pain. Anyone ...

Unkown Chronic CHEST PAIN!!!

Maata
  • By Maata · New reply February 27, 2014
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  • IVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM CHEST PAIN SINCE MARCH OF 2013. IVE BEEN THROUGH SO MANY TESTS SUCH AS XRAYS, MRI SCANS, ECHO CARDIOGRAM, EKG, HEART SCOPE, ANGIOGRAM, BIOPSIES AND STILL NO ANSWERS Y I AM IN PAIN ...

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

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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 ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
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  • 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 ...

MRSA an Flares.....rough year!

Pox1
  • By Pox1 · New reply November 23, 2013
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  • Its been a rough road this year....MRSA effected flares of Sweets an other crap so bad, plus marital issues. My PTSD is out of control an my poly nephritis got worse. On Clindamyacin an medrol pack.....working ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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 ...

PRAYERS FOR WACO TEXAS

ShelaKay42
  • By ShelaKay42 · New reply June 27, 2013
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  • Our Family is Praying for the Victims of the Waco Texas Explosion. Our hearts go out to the families and community. PRAYING THAT THE FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE FOUND. Also continued Thoughts and Prayers for ...

Sources sought for article about the Affordable Care Act

John2
  • By John2 · Posted June 24, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 6/24/13 Dear members, According to the Associated Press (AP), surveys that show that about 75% of uninsured people in the US aren’t aware of opportunities ...

Importance of 2nd Opinions

Pox1
  • By Pox1 · New reply June 21, 2013
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  • I have gone through going on 41 years of having to find out the health issues that have plagued my family. When I say my family, I mean myself and 3 daughters. My whole life has been a fight for getting ...

Prayers For Oklahoma!!!

ShelaKay42
  • By ShelaKay42 · New reply June 13, 2013
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  • PRAYERS FOR OKLAHOMA TORNADO VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES! GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOU ALL ...

PRAYERS FOR BOSTON

ShelaKay42
  • By ShelaKay42 · New reply April 21, 2013
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  • My Families Thoughts and Prayers are with the Victims and their families! Also for the families of the ones who have lost their lives in this cowardous senseless tragedy! God Bless Boston and its Citizens ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Deanna Attai, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply April 16, 2013
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  • 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 and caregivers worldwide. The people in this ...

Drug Induced Sweet's Flare/Ehlers-Danlos

Pox1
  • By Pox1 · New reply March 11, 2013
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  • I have read in the past that Sweet's Syndrome flares can be set off by certain medications. Yesterday I wrote about my flare being triggered by taking a flight and the stress of altitude, weather change ...

Over Sweet's and now Shingles

Pox1
  • By Pox1 · New reply March 9, 2013
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  • I went through a very serious bout of Sweet's Syndrome ulcers and various other symptoms. The pain I had in my breasts and trunk have now come out into shingles on my left bottom cheek and breasts. I'm ...

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