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ArtLung posts tagged with “medicine”

  • So, my health is lame.

    In my last, incredibly brief post I said I’m tired of being sick, and declared a hearty: No More. I mean that. This week I went to the doctor. Why? To get a sense of where the heck I stand. I’m 42 years old, 360 pounds, and often don’t feel so hot. So, what does…


  • Thank You All

    Thank you to all who have offered condolences and warm thoughts in the past weeks. This photo is from the “Celebration of Life” event we had at Mt. Soledad, the last formal event as part of my Grandfather’s funeral services. Other posts about this are here: Previously, previously, and previously. I semi-dropped off the grid,…

  • Quiet Faith in Man

    This post by Dave Segovia, who I’ve mentioned before, VINCENT, THOMAS, and ME has been knocking about in my brain for a few weeks. Much as we worry about the toxins and pollutants and sure as they do us damage, science and medicine end up tasked with correcting the wrongs, they sort of do the…

  • Ocean Beach Woman Loses Skin, Lives

    TheSanDiegoChannel.com – Health – Woman’s Skin Falls Off, Miraculously Lives — here’s more on Transcyte: Human Fibroblast Derived Temporary Skin Substitute – Temporary wound covering for surgically excised full-thickness and partial-thickness burns. TransCyte consists of a polymer membrane and newborn human fibroblast cells cultured under aseptic conditions in vitro on a nylon mesh. Prior to…

  • Archeology: Respiratory Therapy & Neighbors

    Hello sports fans. The three day weekend is nearly over. L. is taking her kids back up north. I’m here unpacking boxes, making goodwill piles, all the while watching TV stalwarts The West Wing and Law & Order. Unpacking things quite naturally leads one to throw things away. Some things are noteworthy. Some things garner…

  • I was right, my skills as an RT may be necessary…

    I was right, my skills as an RT may be necessary… From the AARC: Biological and Chemical Attacks Resources for Respiratory Therapists: >Dr. William Bernhard Says RTs Will Play Critical Role in Case of a Bio or Chemical Attack >Hazmat Expert Advises Fellow RTs on Disaster Readiness >RT Departments Get Ready for the Worst >RT…