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New Feature - Inspire Reactions

ErikInspire's journal

ErikInspire

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200089

Earlier this year, we had a wonderful discussion with all of you about Facebook-style “Like” buttons on Inspire, and all of the positives and negatives that are associated with them. Through more than 200 replies we heard from many of you with widely differing opinions. The overwhelming consensus was that, while the idea of being able to give reactions to posts and comments could be ... Read More

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How do you make medical decisions?

Brian's journal

Brian

how-do-you-make-medical-decisions

200089

Dear members, As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health. Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel ... Read More

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Jonny gets hosed again or the Sternal Reconstruction that wasn't

jonnylotto's journal

jonnylotto

jonny-gets-hosed-again-or-the-sternal-reconstruction-that-wasnt

200089

So, I've been fighting a real bad case of kidney stones for the past few days. Doc orders a CT scan so I manage to get the scope widened to cover "post-surgical inspection of sternal reconstruction". Fuck. all. of. them. The first picture is from the May 23, 2015 CT Scan. It shows a bunch of broken wires and a Sternal Nonunion Type IV (multiple fractures, non-contiguous, missing pieces ... Read More

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Voice-to-Text Typing and Other Recent Changes

ErikInspire's journal

ErikInspire

voice-to-text-typing-and-other-recent-changes

200089

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You’ve probably noticed for the last few days the new little microphone that has appeared on the right side of text boxes when you write a new post or comment. That new feature is called Voice-to-Text. If you click on it, and if you have a microphone, you can speak your text instead of typing it and have it appear on the screen. If you have a phone or tablet, this should happen automatically ... Read More

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Will I ever be me again

In: Heart Surgery

Salsta

will-i-ever-be-me-again

200089

Hi, my name is Sally. I was a very active 68 year old women. Walked 3-4 miles 3 times a week and played golf 3 days a week. I also worked one hard day a week doing hairdressing in assisted living and memory care unit. On December 21st I had a nuclear stress test because of a pain I was getting while walking. Everyone said it was indigestion. But I knew different. Was put in the hospital ... Read More

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A little more than 2 months after my heart attack, I have a bloody eye...

In: Heart Disease and Diabetes

DemosL

a-little-more-than-2-months-after-my-heart-attack-i-have-a-bloody-eye

200089

I was out with my wife at Dunkin Donuts for lunch and she looked at me and said, "what happened to your eye?". I said, "what do you mean?". She said there's blood in it. I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror and saw almost half of my left eye was covered with dark red blood. It wasn't there a half hour earlier. I went to Kaiser Permanente's 24/7 urgent care center and was ... Read More

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Sharp stabbing sternal pain year after OH surgery.

In: Heart Surgery

KSHK

sharp-stabbing-sternal-pain-year-after-oh-surgery

200089

Hi! I had minimally invasive OH AVR surgery a little over a year ago. About 2 months ago I began having occasional brief, but really sharp pains in the right sternal bone area near where I believe my actual bone incision to be. I messaged my surgeon's office and was told they thought it might be a rare arthritis from the OH surgery. The pain is definitely movement related and happens ... Read More

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Repatha and Praluent - PCSK9 inhibitors for cholesterol control

In: Resources, Clinical Trials and News

John_Klinerstraat

repatha-and-praluent-pcsk9-inhibitors-for-cholesterol-control

200089

A place to ask questions and discuss experience with this new class of drug that is proving very effective at cholesterol control especially for people with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-profes sionals/clinical-updates/cardiovascular/ pcsk9-inhibition-a-game-changer-in-chole sterol-management https://www.praluent.com/ https://www.repatha.com ... Read More

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