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Gastroparesis and J-Tubes

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Release Date: 11/17/2020

Household Safety show art Household Safety

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Talking today amongst ourselves, we will share some important safety tips around the home.  (TRANSCRIPT BELOW) ​ Most home safety tips talk about the importance of preventing fires, preparing against extreme weather and protecting the home from potential burglars. If you are a homeowner and have not taken precautions in any of these areas, the time to act is now.  ​ Yet even though it’s important to prepare for large dangers, most household dangers are more subtle and require smaller fixes. For example, did you know that a carbon monoxide detector is one of the most important...

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Myostatin Issues- Dylan's Strength show art Myostatin Issues- Dylan's Strength

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Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy is a rare condition characterized by reduced body fat and increased muscle size. Affected individuals have up to twice the usual amount of muscle mass in their bodies. They also tend to have increased muscle strength. This condition is not known to cause any medical problems, and affected individuals are intellectually normal. Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy is caused by mutations in the  gene. It follows an  pattern of inheritance.    In layman's terms: Too LITTLE Myostatin causes too MUCH muscle. Our...

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Vaccines show art Vaccines

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The first human vaccines against viruses were based using weaker or attenuated viruses to generate immunity. The smallpox vaccine used cowpox, a poxvirus that was similar enough to smallpox to protect against it but usually didn’t cause serious illness. Rabies was the first virus attenuated in a lab to create a vaccine for humans. Vaccines are made using several different processes. They may contain live viruses that have been attenuated (weakened or altered so as not to cause illness); inactivated or killed organisms or viruses; inactivated toxins (for bacterial diseases where toxins...

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Disability Etiquette show art Disability Etiquette

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Basic disability etiquette involves treating people with disabilities with respect.  For example, speak to the person directly, not to the person accompanying them. Do not make assumptions about what they can or cannot do. The impact of a specific disability can vary widely from person to person, so offer assistance only if it appears to be needed. Acknowledge and respect the individual’s ability to make decisions and judgments on their own behalf.  Always use “people first” language. For example, use the term “people with disabilities.” Do not use terms such as “the...

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Cerebral Palsy show art Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture. It's caused by damage that occurs to the immature brain as it develops, most often before birth.   Our guest today is , a Chicago area, 21-year-old college student and is studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a junior. He hopes to pursue a career in broadcasting after graduation and currently resides in Downers Grove, IL with his family.   TRANSCRIPT:   S8E2 Cerebral palsy Lita T  00:08 Hello, and welcome to another episode of podcast dx, the show...

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Cosmetic Medicine show art Cosmetic Medicine

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Cosmetic Medicine is the practice of non-surgical and minor surgical procedures that are designed to change the appearance of individuals by their effects on superficial tissues, thereby reversing the signs of ageing. Cosmetic Medicine is commonly associated with treatments such as botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections. Other treatments such as laser therapy and sclerotherapy are also extremely popular and are additional therapies that a cosmetic practitioner can offer. Skin Med Spa is a premier medical spa in Downers Grove, Illinois. The practice boasts licensed medical staff who are...

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Fibromyalgia show art Fibromyalgia

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Our guest this week is Arushi Lohiya, from Jaipur, Rajasthan -India.  She is a marketing & branding strategist, an amateur poet, animal lover, and a Fibromyalgia warrior.  She graduated top of her class from Iowa State University, USA in marketing. At one time she was also a national level sports player and managed to combine both of her passions with a dream job in sports marketing. She was accelerating up the corporate ladder with brands like Coca Cola, ESPN, and Kingfisher Beer, basically living her dream when in 2012 at the age of 22...

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Corneal Dystrophy show art Corneal Dystrophy

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Savanna is a health policy and patient advocate from Houston, Texas. She meets with senators and representative at the federal level to advocate for patients to have better access to treatments and for the protection of the ACA, as well as creating awareness & education through social media and consulting with companies about the patient experience. Savanna has several chronic illnesses including Psoriatic Arthritis, Severe Asthma, and a form of Corneal Dystrophy, which is what she is here to talk about today.

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Matt is a preschool teacher turned computer programmer and disability advocate.  He developed Epilepsy while in college and is here today to discuss this often misunderstood disease.   ​ Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. ​Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. Seizure symptoms can vary widely. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for...

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Gastroparesis and J-Tubes show art Gastroparesis and J-Tubes

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Ambre is a gastroparesis patient. She was diagnosed in 2016, after suffering with GI symptoms for nearly 2 years. Her disease has progressed to where she is now completely dependent on enteral nutrition. In the last two years she has become a vocal advocate for the gastroparesis community. She has also, in the last year become a vocal advocate for feeding tubes and body positivity. By participating in several photoshoots to help with body positivity and awareness for medical devices, she hopes to encourage others. She writes a blog about her journey with chronic illness. She uses her...

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Ambre is a gastroparesis patient. She was diagnosed in 2016, after suffering with GI symptoms for nearly 2 years. Her disease has progressed to where she is now completely dependent on enteral nutrition. In the last two years she has become a vocal advocate for the gastroparesis community. She has also, in the last year become a vocal advocate for feeding tubes and body positivity.

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By participating in several photoshoots to help with body positivity and awareness for medical devices, she hopes to encourage others. She writes a blog about her journey with chronic illness. She uses her platform for awareness, education, and positivity. She strives to encourage and empower others living with chronic illness.