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Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply 8:14 am
  • Journal · 309 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

Leg or Foot Massage Devices???

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply March 23, 2014
  • Journal · 57 replies
  • Wondering if anyone uses a massage device and how well it works. Jo and I sometimes suffer with our legs wanting to cramp up. Jo even has problems with her left arm occasionally. If anyone can give us ...

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
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • 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
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • 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 ...

Musicians Recovering from Stroke or Aphasia?

kathy85
  • By kathy85 · Posted March 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Caregivers corner · 0 replies
  • On Jan. 28 2013 our lives were changed forever when my musician husband of 27 years suffered a massive stroke. After some extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy he is finally able to get ...

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 ...

Something I Found Funny

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply January 10, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Jo and I had just finished making a grocery list. I had put my coat on, grabbed the keys, and was about to walk out the door, but still in the kitchen, when Duval came out the bathroom. My back was to ...

My 2013 Blessings-Inspire & DeCloggers

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 25 replies
  • In 2012 Drs gave up on Duvie which led me to the Internet. New Year's Day 2013 I found Oley Foundation, one of many great support communities within the Inspire network. What an excellent site to be a ...

Finally, GI Approval For Placing Stomahesive Powder Into Stoma Around Tube

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply January 8, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • Duvie's last GI follow-up appt was late in the afternoon. It was with a resident Dr who had seen Duvie during his hospital stay while his regular GI Drs were out of town. Duvie was in-house due to an ...

Finding my post

starsallover
  • By starsallover · Posted January 3, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Wow! I found the 2.18.11 post tonight as I was searching for something else online. I had forgotten I even made it! I was in such a dark place at that time. I am very happy to tell others that the darkness ...

New column: "Hope and faith are powerful medicine"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted December 17, 2013
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 12/17/13 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column on the Stanford Scope medical blog, "Hope and faith are powerful medicine ...

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 ...

Putting A Bug In A Dr's Ear

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I wish I could take some credit, but I can't. This is a manual swallowing device seeking FDA approval for patients with Dysphasia. Before joining any of Inspire's great sites, I got in touch with Dr Peter ...

Everyone Has Valuable Experiences To Share

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply December 2, 2013
  • Journal · 59 replies
  • Let me start by saying that what makes Inspire Supports Communities or Groups so valuable to all it's members, is members responding to other member's posts. Without members taking the time away from ...

new to retirement, NURSE

labas
  • By labas · New reply December 2, 2013
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • Hi, I'm new here. I very much enjoy reading this site. Hope my 2 cents can help .Plan to be a "Private Advocate, advisor, consultant for health care" primarily for seniors. I have seen the DANGERS in ...

I'm Thankful for My Inspire Friends

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply December 1, 2013
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, I'd like to include all my Inspire friends around the world when I say, Thanks You for sharing your experiences with me and for showing your support, encouragement ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply November 28, 2013
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Wishing everyone a VERY special Thanksgiving this year as it is my first after finding Oley, which my first within the Inspire Network of support communities and groups. Without Inspire and all the marvelous ...

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