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Hypertrophic Olivery Degeneration

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Release Date: 07/12/2022

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This week we have the honor of speaking with Katy Grainger about septic shock and DIC amputation Four years ago, at the age of 52, Katy Grainger’s life was turned upside down when she nearly died from septic shock because of a small, infected cut on her thumb. Because of sepsis, she now lives as a double below-knee amputee who also lost the tips of most of her fingers.  When she became ill, she was unaware of the symptoms of sepsis, so she now shares her story in order to prevent others from experiencing what she went through. One in five deaths worldwide are caused by sepsis, yet few...

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Septic Shock & DIC Amputation show art Septic Shock & DIC Amputation

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This week we have the honor of speaking with Katy Grainger about septic shock and DIC amputation Four years ago, at the age of 52, Katy Grainger’s life was turned upside down when she nearly died from septic shock because of a small, infected cut on her thumb. Because of sepsis, she now lives as a double below-knee amputee who also lost the tips of most of her fingers.  When she became ill, she was unaware of the symptoms of sepsis, so she now shares her story in order to prevent others from experiencing what she went through. One in five deaths worldwide are caused by sepsis, yet few...

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Septic Shock & DIC Amputation show art Septic Shock & DIC Amputation

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This week we have the honor of speaking with Katy Grainger about septic shock and DIC amputation Four years ago, at the age of 52, Katy Grainger’s life was turned upside down when she nearly died from septic shock because of a small, infected cut on her thumb. Because of sepsis, she now lives as a double below-knee amputee who also lost the tips of most of her fingers.  When she became ill, she was unaware of the symptoms of sepsis, so she now shares her story in order to prevent others from experiencing what she went through. One in five deaths worldwide are caused by sepsis, yet few...

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  I can't believe it's almost flu season already!  We still aren't finished with COVID so we thought it would be a good reminder to get your flu shots!! In this episode we discuss the differences between the Flu and the common cold.  The symptoms seem similar when it comes to the common cold and the flu. But there are subtle differences between the two. The experts share how flu differs from a cold. (And they all stress that flu can be prevented by getting the ) ​1.While people with colds might feel hot, a fever of 102 degrees or higher often signals that a person has...

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I can't believe it's almost flu season already!  We still aren't finished with COVID so we thought it would be a good reminder to get your flu shots!! In this episode we discuss the differences between the Flu and the common cold.  The symptoms seem similar when it comes to the common cold and the flu. But there are subtle differences between the two. The experts share how flu differs from a cold. (And they all stress that flu can be prevented by getting the ) ​ 1.While people with colds might feel hot, a fever of 102 degrees or higher often signals that a person has the flu....

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On today’s show, we are speaking with Army veteran and patient advocate Tonya Henry.  Tonya is joining us today to talk about gastroparesis.  Tonya is a disabled veteran who has many illnesses. She was diagnosed with Autonomic Dysfunction secondary to Gulf War Illness. Autonomic Dysfunction causes issues with things such as temperature dysregulation, hypotension, hypoglycemia, orthostatic intolerance, and tachycardia and Gastroparesis. She has some other diseases that impact her life as well, but today we are focusing on Gastroparesis. This is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. She...

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This week we will discuss Polio and Enterovirus (EV)-D68 ​Most people who get infected with poliovirus will not have any visible symptoms. About 1 out of 4 people (or 25 out of 100) with poliovirus infection will have flu-like symptoms that can include: Sore throat Fever Tiredness Nausea Headache Stomach pain ​These symptoms usually last 2 to 5 days, then go away on their own. A smaller proportion of people with poliovirus infection will develop other, more serious symptoms that affect the brain and spinal cord: Meningitis (infection of the covering of the spinal cord...

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This week we have the honor of speaking with  Brenda and Aaron Luter.  They have been married 23 years and live in St. Louis with their 2 sons, Josh and Alex.  Josh was in a motorcycle accident his freshman year of college at SIU Carbondale in April of 2021.  Alex just completed his freshman year at University of Arkansas.  Josh recently came home from the hospital in February of 2022. Josh has a severe traumatic brain injury, including several strokes.  Josh is unable to care for himself and is completely dependent on others for his daily care.  Brenda is a...

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In this episode we will discuss Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration (H.O.D.) once again, this time with a new guest, Brad Asher.

Hypertrophic olivary degeneration (HOD) a rare neurological condition caused by degeneration in the brain stem, the structure that connects the brain to the spinal cord.  Signs and symptoms include palatal tremors, lack of movement coordination (ataxia), Holmes tremor, vision problems, muscle weakness, and gait impairment, along with an MRI showing enlargement (hypertrophy) of the inferior olivary nucleus(CREDITS: NORD)

Brad Asher

Brad managed Health Clubs for 20 years and sold commercial and personal lines of Insurance for 20 years as well. 

He retired because of HOD at age 59.