How To Help Our Colleagues With Mental Illness | Incident Report 156

How To Help Our Colleagues With Mental Illness | Incident Report 156


– [Logan] One second. All
right, I think we’re live, Z. – Don’t make me get in my zone. Don’t make me check on my phone. Ball so hard ZPAC wanna find me. I don’t know where we are
right now, Tom Hinueber. We’re talking about mental illness and I already feel unwell, mentally. – Well, yeah – [Z] You know. – Yeah. – [Z] You know. Guys, guys, today’s
show is real important. I’ll tell you why. Margot Kidder died. Margot Kidder, for those who
don’t know, was Lois Lane in the classic Superman series.
The first Superman series, I think the first three or
four, she was Lois Lane. And she was a big part of
my childhood, Tom Hinueber. She was beautiful. She
was smart. She was strong. Even though Superman was a
douche, she kinda kept up, and did her thing. She was a reporter. She was a feminist before
being a feminist was a thing. – How are those Superman
movies still so much better than the ones they made with all the CGI? – Dude, I’m tellin’ you,
it’s just like the original Star Wars episodes are better,
you start throwing CGI, it doesn’t feel right. It’s just like health 2.0,
it doesn’t feel right to us, clickin’ the boxes and
staring at the computer. It’s not medicine anymore, right? So, Margot Kidder got rather
more famous for something that went wrong with her. And that was a mental
breakdown that she had in 1996, where she was found in the
backyard in a house in Glendale, which we all know is the Armenian
capital of the free world. – It’s Little Armenia, Z. – Lil’, Lil’ Armenia, and
by the way, everyone thinks that I’m Armenian ‘cuz
my last name’s Damania. They wanna add an “n” onto
to it, so I’m “Damanian,” and I grew up in Central
Valley of California, which was Little Armenia, and
so I feel like an honorary Armenian. – You know, it’s funny,
I have an Armenian aunt. So, little white privilege
Tom Hinueber actually grew up eating [Phonetic Zahk Tar
Za] and stuff like that. – That’s amazing. You can finally assign
yourself to an actual, legitimate genocide. That’s amazing. – (laughs) – Um, so, which, by the way
that was a real genocide. I don’t care what you say,
Turkish people. You’re liars. – Turkish people are dicks, Z. – [Z] They kind of are. – They really are. – They really are. I
have no idea if they are. I know Dr. Oz is Turkish,
and I hate Dr. Oz so maybe that’s a thing. Anyway, so, Margot
Kidder, speaking of ADHD and metal illness, Margot
Kidder famously had that breakdown in ’96 and they way
that the press treated her at that time was
absolutely unconscionable. They literally made her out
to be this crazy, ex, has-been star who had hit rock-bottom,
was found in this backyard with the caps missing from
her teeth, totally disheveled, wearing rags. And what
came out later is that she’d been suffering with
mental illness for a long time, was diagnosed with what they
were calling manic depression, or bi-polar and had multiple,
sort of mini-breakdowns over the course of her
career, even at the peak of her powers, but no one knew about this. And the stigma of mental illness
was applied to this lady, who had, again, this amazing acting career and she was treated like crap. In fact, one of my favorite
shows, “The Family Guy” actually did something
really horrible to her. Can we roll that clip Logan?
Do you have that clip? – Of course. – Margot Kidder was here. – Oh, we loved you in the Superman movies. You were just wonderful. – (Screams) – I mean, so, look, I
love “The Family Guy” as much as the next
guy, but that sort of… Okay, imagine this, Tom,
like what if Freddie Mercury is dying of AIDS, and
they do the similar clip where it’s Freddie
Mercury writhing in pain from an opportunistic
infection in a hospital bed, and “The Family Guy” does that clip. Would that not have generated outrage of an order of magnitude that
would’ve wrecked the show? – Yeah. It definitely would’ve. I hate that clip. It’s
just, that’s mean, man. And it’s like, where’s
the joke? There’s no joke. – Here’s the thing, Tom
Hinueber is one of the meanest people I know, and that’s why I love him. For him to say that, means that this is a particularly mean clip. And again, you have
family members who suffer from mental illness. My
mother is a psychiatrist. I treat a lot of patients
and have that suffer from mental illness. The
stigma is huge, but part of the reason we wanna talk about
this today in particular, apart from the Margot Kidder
story, which, I think in later life she became an
advocate for mental health. Which is why we have a link
at the bottom here to donate to the National Alliance on Mental Illness ’cause we want to support
people who are supporting destigmatizing mental illness. This idea that we in healthcare
suffer disproportionately from mental illness, including
PTSD, suicidality, burnout, emotional detachment, and
then other mental illness, and the stigma in healthcare
is so strong that we can’t talk about it for fear of being fired. We can’t talk about it as
physicians for fear of licensure renewal. They ask you specific
questions in certain states. Are you diagnosed with a mental illness? Have you been on medications? These kind of things are …
what they do is set up a stigma so that people don’t seek help. Then we have higher than
the normal population levels of suicide, of… – [Tom] Z, fix your mic. – What’s wrong with my mic? – [Tom] It turns into
your beautiful chest. – It’s not easy having
world-class chesticles. – [Logan] It’s not. – It really isn’t. And, you know what? My fans appreciate
that. All three of them. So, this idea then, that
we’re so stigmatized that we can’t even seek
help has been huge. Now, this came to a head actually, ZPAC. So, I did a little
experiment on Mother’s Day. Apart from posting the
interview I did with my wife about the biases against and challenges of mothers in medicine,
I did a “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, and for some
reason it went super viral and had over 270,000
interactions and views, and went to the top of the Reddit AMA. And that’s weird. I had
all these friends of mine, I haven’t talked to in
years who were texting me, “Hey, you’re Reddit famous.” I’m like, we have a million
followers on Facebook, but we do a Reddit AMA
and suddenly we’re famous? But, this idea, I think at
the top of the Reddit AMA was a comment about burnout, suicidality in medical professions and
that got the most up votes and generated a discussion. And people were tweeting, “Hey, ZDogg’s doing this AMA
on Reddit and you guys should check it out.” But I actually read it
and got very depressed because I realize how deep
the struggle is for frontline clinicians in the country
struggling with burnout, suicidality, mental illness
and completely stigmatized. And that made me think
we should really talk about this today. – [Tom] Like you said, I
grew up with a mother who’s severely mentally ill.
And I’ll tell you this, there’s no casserole coming to your house when your mother is mentally ill. But when your mother
has cancer or something, you are getting love and
support from the community. And it’s always this, like
weird thought of like, well, those people are mentally weak. It’s like, well, should I
call your genetic lineage biologically weak? Because
that’s what it seems like to me, if we’re gonna use the same logic. – You’re spot on. I
mean, this is a disease of an organ in the body … the mind. If you have heart disease,
they do GoFundMe campaigns. They do telethons. Jerry Lewis does telethons for kids with developmentally delay. Do you get the same
destigmatization with mental health? No, because people think
it’s a moral failing. It is not. And the truth is, look,
I’ve talked about this idea, because we’ve talked about meditation, we’ve talked about
mindfulness on the show before and my own sort journey down that path and how hard it is, and how
training your mind is hard. Now, imagine, we’ve talked
about these little sub-minds that process data and do emotions,
and have hopes and fears, and dreams. And the elephant
and the rider and all that. Imagine if you have a
sub-mind, or two, or three that don’t give up. They’re
constantly ruminating on horrible thoughts. They constantly are
projecting a self-image that is inaccurate, bad, hateful,
hurtful, filled with guilt and regret, and this is constantly on loop all the time. Then you put that person
in a healthcare environment where they’re getting
stimulus of the worst kind. Things that would give
a normal person PTSD, we see every single day,
including all the pressures from our colleagues,
administrators, and patients, and each other, and ourselves to perform better,
faster, more efficiently. And you put that kind of mind
that’s already struggling in that situation and it
is going to be a disaster. We have huge levels of
suicide and burnout. I re-posted an episode with
my mom, who is a psychiatrist talking about patients she’s
lost to suicide, to homicide, and how difficult that is. And, I’m telling you, she was
holding back on that episode. When she talks to me about
it, it’s even more candid and it’s so hard, right?
But we stigmatize all of it. If we treated the mind as
an organ, and as a disease process, but also, be
careful of over-medicalizing. So, we don’t want to throw
medications at everything. Sometimes really good
cognitive behavioral therapy, really good psychotherapy,
and just changing our environment, changing our
own personal way that we deal with things, that takes work. And it’s not necessarily a medication. It’s not drugging someone to death. And sometimes drugs are very important. We can’t lessen the importance of that, but this idea that we’re just
over-medicating everyone, that’s not the idea here. The idea is that we
destigmatize the disease. We find the best way to treat
that particular patient. For me, being a Type A neurotic
with OCD, I found meditation has been a tremendous thing
because I’m not severe enough to require medications. My own ADHD is mild enough
that, if I meditate I’m able to focus and practice attention
and peripheral awareness in a balance. And that works
for me, but it’s hard work, and I need support, and I need resources and that kind of thing. Now, imagine you’re working 12-hour shifts again and again and again. There’s no support.
There’s stigma everywhere. Everyone’s telling you to suck it up. And then you have the public stigma, where people like Margot
Kidder are treated as crazy. It’s a no-win situation. The title of this is “What We Can Do to Help Our Colleagues.” Step one is listen to them.
Destigmatize it. Make it okay to say I have a problem and I need help. Change our licensing stuff. Allow for support from
employment assistance programs, our employers, et cetera, to
have time to actually treat, manage, and prevent mental illness. And then start early, like
pre-meds for doctor types in nursing school and all
that to say that this is not something you’re alone. You can have support and we’re
gonna change our culture. But it’s gonna take a
lot of us to do that. – There was a book I read
awhile back, and it was called, “A First-rate Madness,” and
sort of the thesis of the book was that the best leaders
are somewhere on the spectrum of mental illness because
they have higher levels of empathy or caring and understanding because they themselves have suffered. – [Z] Right. And then it’s often when you find mentally healthy leaders are leaders – [Tom] who do the most
harm in a population. Think of somebody like a George Bush. – [Z] (laughs) – You know what I mean? Or a Donald Trump, who’s mentally healthy, – [Z] Right. at least at his own diagnosis. – Well and then that’s right,
the intersection of art, creativity and mental illness. – [Tom] Right. – The people who go into healthcare are pretty creative types. Like, I’ll tell you, our
second year class play was… The amount of creativity
that came out of this group of UCSF medical students,
who, by the way, listen, these are not balanced people. These are not people who are
coming in this with a high degree of mental stability. These are the cream of the
crop of gifted students who are neurotic. They are
driven. They are pushed. All these other things. Then you throw’em in a room. My first year at UCSF,
I remember thinking, am I back in high school? These crazy, intense cliques would form. Everybody’s hyper-competitive,
but pretending not to be hyper-competitive. There’s a big, sort of performance anxiety and posture syndrome and all those things. It’s enough to break the
healthiest person’s mind. Now, you take people who
are already at the edge of creativity, intelligence… We did a show with Blair
Duddy on gifted kids… These guys are already
right at the edge, right, they’re pushing the limits. And you can easily push
them over the edge. Now, we have two people at
NYU, two medical people, a student, I think, and a
resident who died by suicide in the last couple months,
and everyone’s acting like this is such a surprise. This is exactly the
system that we’ve built that’s gonna generate this. And the fact that we don’t talk about it. One of our goals here on this
platform is to give a platform to these topics that no
one wants to talk about, that we all know is happening,
but we need to put it out to the world so that muggles,
non-medical people see it. Our policy-makers see it,
and our academics and people on the front lines see
it and go, you know what, tomorrow I’m gonna do something different. Or at least, it’s in my sub-mind now, I’m gonna ruminate on this and we’re gonna come up with something. – I guess something that I’ve
though about, reflected on for a long time is, and
I’ve admitted to myself, is that I’m not in control of my thoughts, like you were saying. You
know, like, these thoughts just arise like something
would arise in my body if there was a physical
problem with my body. If there were mentally
unhealthy thoughts that were, maybe societally we viewed
them as mentally unhealthy, right, that wouldn’t be my
fault, that would just be something that was arising for me. – That’s a huge step towards
understanding the stigma of mental illness, that thoughts arise. And not only that, but
loops of thoughts arise. And anybody who meditates
at all can see this. You’re quiet, you quiet
your mind and you see them just arising, like, just
clouds across the sky. And that’s why there’s been
a lot of research, actually lately on psychedelics going
back to psilocybin, LSD, high dose psychedelics,
MDMA, which isn’t technically a psychedelic, but it’s
close, under guided conditions people can actually
almost reboot their mind. And these ruminatory
patterns of unbidden thoughts and ruminations can actually
be broken and you actually get a thirty-thousand-foot
view for the first time. It’s equivalent to meditating
in a cave for 30 years, you know, having a guided
psilocybin experience at high dose, at least to hear people who’ve done it’s explanation. – [Tom] It’s so interesting,
too, because it is cultural. We put them in a box as mentally ill. This is just, sort of, their
reality, and their experience as a human being and we’re
putting them over here in the box as like, no, you’re malfunctioning. There’s this shamanic tribe,
and I forget where it is, like Papua New Guinea, or
something, and their name for somebody who’s
schizophrenic is, “one who walks with the dolphins.” And it’s
like, what does that mean? I don’t know, but they’re a
society that takes a lot of psychedelic drugs. So they’re
like, this dude’s having visions, he must be touched by the gods. He must know something we don’t know. Let’s listen to him. And he’s
revered in their society. You know what I mean? – It’s a whole different framing. It’s a whole different framing. And you know, somewhere in the
West we lost a bit of touch with that sort of aspect of
the spiritual, creative aspect of what we’re calling mental illness. Now that doesn’t mean that… So if you have that mindset
it’s very hard to function in our current society. ‘Cause you can’t get things done. You can’t organize your
thoughts, and of course there’s the extreme. Margot Kidder said that
when she had this break she was wandering. She wandered
into Downtown Los Angeles and was taken in by a
couple of homeless people who recognized her as someone
who’s fellow mental illness, and took care of her and protected her. And it goes to show that
sometimes game recognize game. If you suffer yourself, your
level of empathy and acceptance of others who suffer may be higher. So we could all do a little bit with that. Now, I’m not a big fan of empathy because feeling someone’s pain… If you felt a schizophrenic’s
mind, you would not tolerate it for long, and it would
actually lead to yourself you would burn out. You would
make incorrect decisions. You would believe some of the delusions. That’s why family members
with high empathy of people with mental illness can
suffer something called folie a deux, where they
share some of the delusions of the mentally ill family member because the empathy is tight. – [Tom] There’s a condition
tied to schizophrenia called allophrenia, where
you can actually start to hallucinate, yourself. – [Z] Ah. Interesting. And the idea, again is that
we are very suggestible, and that our mind is complex, and it is consisted of sub-minds
that are always feeding our awareness this data. We can improve those things. Medications, therapy, cognitive
therapy, talk therapy, just getting out of certain environments, set and setting. That’s why people who used
to drop acid in the 60’s sometimes would just have
horrible things happen because their set and setting was bad. In other words, their
mindset was bad going in, so now they’re open to
all this crazy stuff, and their setting, where they
were was not a non-paranoid inducing sort of setting. But in guided settings
with the right mindset, these might, we’re seeing
evidence that these drugs might help us understand even
the nature of mental illness and how the mind works. There’s a lot to do. So, Tom Hinueber, other thoughts? – Well, taking it back
to medical practitioners, there’s a lot of things that
are considered mentally healthy or normal, like staying up all night, – [Z] (laughs) – Or just clicking through
these boxes, never asking why you’re doing any of it. Shoving your own compassion,
empathy deep within yourself to just do the thing you need
to do to get through your day. And then we’re surprised when
people burn out and break. These are not normal behaviors. – [Z] We’ve set people
up in healthcare to fail. You know, there was a guy on Rogan, the sleep specialist from Berkeley, – [Tom] Right. Yeah, and he talked
about the origins of why residents stay up all night
can be traced to a doctor in the 1800’s who was a
cocaine addict and expected all his residents to keep pace with him. So he would stay up for 36 hours
’cause he was high on coke, and he expected his residents
to keep up with him. So the culture was set then
by a cocaine-addicted doctor, which is a mental illness in itself. Cocaine dependency is in the
DSM-5, right, as a disease. You’re now expecting
medical students to behave in this model, and it
persists to this day. Things are slowly changing, but we have to change them faster. Uh, what do you think, Tom Hinueber? – Cocaine’s a helluva drug. – It’s a helluva drug. – [Z] Cocaine is a helluva
drug. Charlie Murphy. So, guys, this is what you can
do to help raise awareness. First of all, people
who’ve donated to NAMI, the National Alliance on
Mental Illness, $230 raised from eight people. Thank you. Keep clickin’ that box. Do me a favor, hit “Share” on this thing. Share it with someone you care about. Frame it a certain way, like, “We need to destigmatize this.” That will go a long way. It also helps Facebook’s
algorithm to realize that our content is good and
just and needs to be shared, and helps it disseminate. I don’t know, ZPAC, we love you. Thank you for supporting
our AMA on Reddit, everything we do on Facebook, and for being a part of the tribe. Also, Logan just created a
“Make Medicine Great Again” line of merchandise. So, if you want to support our videos, go to shop.ZDogg.MD.com and
make medicine great again. I don’t know, Tom Hinueber,
what do you think? – There isn’t a single mental
illness that’s a weakness. They’re just a condition
in the human experience. – Normally the show ends with, “I hate you so much, Tom Hinueber,” but it’s hard to hate
you for saying something that actually makes sense, for a change. I hate Logan so much. – [Tom] He walks with the dolphins. – You dance with chickens, Logan Stewart. – [Logan] I do. I do, Z. – I love you, ZPAC. We out. (hi hop music) – What? Dancing with
chickens isn’t like, a thing? – [Logan] Gotta dance with chickens, Z. – I’d dance with… I’d
do the chicken dance. (hip hop music) – [Z] By the way, have you seen my… – Have you seen these? I walk around talking to
myself, wearing these, talking to Steve Jobs’ ghost. – [Tom] That’s a behavior
that’s considered normal that may not be.

Head, Neck, and Back Injuries

Head, Neck, and Back Injuries


“Elizabeth, are you okay?” “Elizabeth…” “…are you alright?” “Maria, go call 911 and then come back, okay?” “I might need your help.” “Elizabeth, are you okay?” “She must have fallen.” “That arm feels okay.” “She’s breathing.” “And she’s got a pulse.” “Elizabeth, can you hear me?” “Can you hear me?” “Maria, are they on the way?” “Okay, good, good.” So in this scenario, we had about a 12 year old female who fell at a height above her head, and she landed on a somewhat soft, but firm ground. This is gonna be something that’s gonna lead us to think about head, neck or back injury as we begin our assessment. I place a hand on the forehead, to make sure that I’m not moving the neck excessively. We’re making sure to check for the airway, breathing and circulation. In this case she was breathing, she did have a pulse. So we knew she was stable with airway, breathing and circulation. Skin color is good. Now we’re going to make sure that we’re checking the arms for obvious fractures and deformity. We’re feeling one side of the chest, and then the other. One side of the ribs, and then the other. Abdomen and then the other. Pelvis, hips, legs. And we see that there is no crepitus, which is crunching noises, and we also realize that there is no real deformity there, which tells me, probably she got knocked out when she fell, but we want to take precautions. We activated EMS and sent a reliable runner to call 911, and then to come back and let us know they’re on the way. And then in the mean time, as long as their airway, breathing and circulation is within a stable spot, we can then hold the head still, monitor the patient frequently, and wait for EMS to arrive.

Brain Injury: Intro to TBI Information and Crashing Minds

Brain Injury: Intro to TBI Information and Crashing Minds


Hello, my name is Gordon Johnson. You are
now on tbilaw.com, which is a webpage that I have had on the Internet since 1996. This
video is now being shot at a time that I have changed the title of tbilaw.com from the Brain
Injury Information page to Crashing Minds. Why the title Crashing Minds? Well Crashing
Minds is a book that I have been writing for the last couple years and it seemed like it
was time to incorporate some of the themes of that book in TBILaw.com which has hundreds
and hundreds of pages of information on it since I put it up in the mid 1990s. I use
the term crashing minds because the brain in a brain injury does crash in similar ways
to what your computer might do if you in fact overload it and/or did something to make it
crash. Now there’s no comparison to the devastation of a brain injury to a computer crash, but
as we begin to understand the way in which computers work, the average person now knows
what RAM is and a hard drive is, it becomes easier for me to explain similar processes
that happen inside the brain when there’s a brain injury. I’m not a doctor, I’m a lawyer. I’ve been
writing about brain injury virtually my entire career as a personal injury lawyer. These
pages have information I’ve learned on them , both when undertook the massive undertaking
to really understand brain injury when I became a brain injury specialist, but also what I’ve
learned from listening to you, the people with brain injury, my clients, loved ones,
family members of my clients, and the things that I’ve learned in the years of doing battle
with doctors who were hired by defense and insurance companies to basically deny that
anything we know to be true could be true. Tbilaw.com is really not like anything you’re
going to read in a medical book. It does have medical science as its primary basis, but
it’s not written like a doctor would write for another doctor, and it’s not written like
a brain injury survivor would write for another brain injury survivor. The goal is to combine
a technical understanding of brain injury with the communication skills both written
and verbal that I have developed in my career as both a journalist and a writer and also
as a lawyer, but to combine those things in a way where I can teach, I can inform, and
I can advocate. We hope that these pages are self-accrediting
to you that you will see yourselves, you will see your loved ones in these pages and through
them you will in fact get a better sense of what is ahead and what it is that you need
to learn, you need to do, to ensure the best recovery for you or your loved one. Throughout our web advocacy we have seen three
basic themes that come up. The questions come up over and over again. The first is someone
is in a coma, their loved one is in a coma, and the doctors are all saying, the only information
the doctors are giving is that you will just have to wait and see. Well predicting the
outcome of a coma while someone is still in a coma is a very very difficult thing to do,
there is legitimate information, and it’s a very important time for the family member
to learn as much as possible about brain injury. The second theme is that you suffered a concussion,
your family member had suffered a concussion, and the doctors are saying everything’s going
to be better, and when you are a week after the concussion, a month after the concussion,
that’s what you want to hear, and it may in fact be the case, but for a significant minority
of people, 10 to 15 percent of the people, that may not be the case, and the doctor’s
advice that everything will go away, don’t worry, you’ll be fine in six months, isn’t
always true, and for the significant subset, the significant minority of people, there
needs to be more information, there needs to be more assistance and more focus has to
be beyond long-term recovery and we’ve tried to address that issue. The third major issue is what is almost a
complete devoid of information about the long-term potential disability that can come either
after a severe brain injury or after concussion. In the concussion cases it is obvious why
that information isn’t given; because in concussion cases the doctors don’t think there could
be any disability, but remarkably there’s still very little information given about
the long-term consequences, long-term behavioral changes after a severe brain injury. In the
severe brain injury case there is this huge focus of care and attention in the first 90
days; hopefully it extends out for a year, but once you’ve gotten away from the neurosurgeon’s
care, once you’re outside of the requisite number of speech pathology visits or physical
therapy visits, then there’s very very little done given information provided and focus
on long-term recovery. We started a project called TBI Voices a little over two years
ago and we’ve offered almost daily installments of the voices of people who survived injury,
primarily severe injury, and what their life was like as they went through it and what’s
it’s like now. We are creating new pages as we go that incorporates what we’ve learned
from listening to the TBI stories on TBI voices to help people understand the future impact
of brain injury. To help them understand the long-term symptoms that they may suffer. We hope that you click on it. We hope that
you find what you need here. We hope that you will come back. We hope that you will
use tbilaw.com, crashing minds, as your troubleshooting guide for the challenges that are ahead for
those with brain injury.

Ready to Race Series: Stress Fracture

Ready to Race Series: Stress Fracture


If you suddenly change your training volume, in particular you are really changing the type of surface you are running on, those things can create some really significant consequences. So stress fractures are really an overuse injury now involving the bone. And the bone, once it accumulates a certain amount of stress it has a hard time healing itself in some cases. Essentially what happens is as your muscles fatigue and they can’t absorb the force that they need to during running that stress gets transmitted to your bone. And bone is made of protein, to some extent, but also a lot of calcium, which is hard. And so, once it starts to break, if it keeps on getting stressed in the wrong way, it has a very hard time healing itself. There’s often focal tenderness, Sharp pain that’s often much more focal than I mentioned in the shin, at least. Having swelling is common. And then some of the things you can do are things like what’s called “Hop Test” so you can kind of hop up and down on that one leg, and typically that won’t be painful. But if you are getting that sharp, typical pain when you’re hitting the ground, that’s not a good sign. There’s been studies that look when you are under tremendous psychological stress, changes in cortisol levels, or your ability to heal and all this kind of stuff. But more so it’s important for you to just keep in mind that you need to maintain adequate nutrition, make sure that you are getting a good amount of protein, and just overall calories to allow your body to heal itself. Key with this is making sure that if you do start to feel anything that sounds like this you really need to stop your training and not joke around with it. Because it can progress and cause major problems. If you do have a stress fracture and you’re in that case where walking isn’t painful and the only thing that you have trouble with is running, we can get you in an AlterG and take up to 70 percent of your body weight off so that you can still run and train as your tissues heal in a pain-free fashion so you don’t have to take time off from this.

PoTS Explained & Chronic Illness Tips [CC]

PoTS Explained & Chronic Illness Tips [CC]


OMG, Ok… We are gonna have such double chin in this video… Oh dear… Hello lovelies! Welcome to my living room floor, it’s very attractive Also hilarious because my brother and I bought exactly the same rug without realising Point to you if you can guess where this rug is from I used to spend a lot of time on the floor- about 60% of the time. The other 40% was lying down in bed. My mother and I used to joke that I could recognise a place by its ceilings and it’s kind of true… I still spend a lot of time lying down but I’m a lot better now. I can sit up in the car rather than lying down on the back seat and I can actually hold my own head up Excellent! Also being able to hold my head up is quite a change… Also I can stand up for more than 2 minutes at a time without fainting. Genuinely, my life is amazing compared to what it once was and I still only leave the house twice a week! Normally when I’m stuck on the floor I don’t film because I can’t exactly set things up around myself I just generally feel pretty pants. Kind of hard for me to follow my train of thoughts I wanted to talk to you about why I’m on the floor so often since I know I’m not the only one and I hope it will help you explain to other people . what’s happening to you. So you can send it to them and be like Look! not just me! I am not the only one who lies down all the time I have a condition called PoTS, which is For some reason I can never remember that It’s related to my connective tissue disorder, which I’ve explained before, card above When a healthy person stands up their blood vessels contract and their heart rate increases slightly to maintain the blood supply to their heart and brain. My blood vessels can’t be arsed with that This is what happens to me Instead, all of my blood rushes down to my feet, turning them purple My heart races, my face goes white and- whomp!- I’m gone. Fainted on the floor. It takes about three seconds. If I stand up to quickly, obviously, not like every time If I stand up slowly we are ok Other symptoms include: I’m saying this so cheerly! “Other symptoms include…” I mean It’s not always that bad, things that can make it worse include being tired or ill If I have my period… The whole week on the floor And I can’t definitely not film in that week because lights Light kills me Even on days when I’m feeling at my tip-top best, I have to be very careful when I stand up If I do it to quickly, then whoosh I hit the floor Fortunately my wife has the world’s best reaction speed and she tends to just grab me very quickly Which is good otherwise there’d be blood and brains Even if is a really bad, lying down does help Specially for some reason, the floor A hard floor vs a soft bed Idon’t know why it just really helps me Sorry I’m blinking so much from these lights As do things like… Making sure I don’t get dehydrated because wow that’s bad Dehydration murders my brain If I could avoid my period I really would Actually it’s never even a week, it’s like 9 days. Who else has a 9 day period? Women’s issues… I can’t even have children so it’s a bit unfari They also exacerbate symptoms But fortunately I can’t eat them So I don’t, there you go I know the Chronic conditions may be all very different and have symptoms that are in no way similar it’s a whole spectrum as well But I think the life advice is generally the same Whatever kind of chronic illness or conditon you have Or even if you are someone who is suffering for something short term If it’s just an illness you are getting right now so Here are my tips, my 5 tips for living with a bad illness If you have a goal make sure it’s achievable. I’m not saying ‘make enough money to be entirely self sufficient and payed a maid’ isn’t possible It’s not, however ‘tango on the moon’ that might be I mean obviously please if that happens film it I need that footage That would make my year My life maybe Someone should do that No something that would make my life would be Fast and Furious I want to go to a Fast & Furious premiere Try not to fit too much into one day- don’t rush, there is always tomorrow. and if not tomorrow then next week looks pretty free. I talked about this in my spoons video. Learn to live within your limits and save some of yourself for later. No pushing. Save yourself, you don’t have to go all out If there’s a date in your diary that can’t be moved then resting beforehand is actually an active doing Equally, resting afterwards is doing because it’s recovering. No need to feel guilty. So technically you’re achieving things left, right and centre. I don’t care what you think you have to do. Drop it ok? You definitely won’t be able to do it when you’re too ill to form thoughts Stop now and you have a chance of recovering in good time. Do I follow my own recommendations? No Do I overwork myself and push for things that aren’t possible? Yes Yes Ido But I’m a work in progress. I’m just trying to get on with my life like everyone else Just got a few challanges But hey we all do! Just different, we’ll all get there in the end If you’re looking for more information then there is an amazing website called that has a ‘living with pots’ section and some really great suggestions and ideas of things! Also, ice cubes! I live in England and Istill get overheated and fail to maintain a normal body temperature I hope you enjoyed this video, hope you can take something from it Share it with a friend If you feel they needed Specially if they feel like they are all alone, and they are the one who just needs to lay down on the floor alone It’s not true, I am lying on the floor too Studying the celling… I should get more interesting lights in my house…

Your Illness is Not Your Fault

Your Illness is Not Your Fault


good morning John I’m still sick this is annoying the thing that I’ve noticed now that I’ve had this happening for like two weeks is that when you are sick people give you advice I’ve actually noticed this for years when it comes to my ulcerative colitis a lot of people seem to have a cure in their back pocket if only I’d go gluten free or stop eating grains or palio or vegan or stop eating short train carbohydrates or fast for three days and then eat an apple seriously it was a whole thing and it took like half the party for him to explain it to me and over the years I’ve tried a lot of those things and none of them worked what worked was taking the medicine that my doctor gave to me and then over the past week people have been saying completely normal things to me like get some rest man or take it easy stop stressing sleep more and I’ve been a little bit shocked by how annoying this is not because it is annoying like its fine It’s a totally fine thing for somebody to say but it’s tapping into this thing that I have with my ulcerative colitis after years of dealing with my chronic illness that I can not cure and having people tell me ways that I should be able to cure it what I’m hearing is not, you know ‘take it easy, we support you’ instead I’m hearing: ‘I have the secret to your wellness and If only ‘you had the courage and fortitude to implement it, you would no longer be sick’ and one step further from that whats tickling by subconscious here is this idea that my illness is my fault I know that my chronic illness is pretty insignificant compared with what a lot of other people are dealing with but I think this is probably an experience that a lot of people have when you tell me, a person who has lived with ulcerative colitis for more than a decade that you have the secret to my wellness I can not help but dislike you like if that’s my first impression, and sometimes it is I’m like ‘I’m out’ and look maybe this is the one weird instance in which you are the one who was right and maybe I’m missing that opportunity to finally make myself better but I’ve heard this line so many times with so many different facts and so many different pieces of anecdotal evidence that all I can hear when people say this to me is ‘your illness is your fault’ because we want it to be somethings fault, right? because if its not the fault of anything, then it has to be just weird random chance and that’s what chronic illness is it just freaking happens to good people and bad people and champion athletes and people who drink to much I’ve dealt with my illness by allowing myself to accept it by admitting to myself and accepting that my life is different now and my body is different now and I have to live inside of this body that sometimes hurts itself science will keep marching forward and someday maybe there will be a medicine that I can take that will control this disease without making me sick in other ways and yes, science shows that my behaviour does influence the expression of my disease and so does my experience of my disease and so I do need support from people that help me make the decisions that my doctor says that I should make and that I have decided for myself that I want to make but I also can’t avoid the truth that this is the body that I’m in and I have to accept that like among the many probabilities that were cast, that mostly came up in my favour I rolled bad on auto-immune diseases my brain tried to tell me over and over again that this is my fault I have searched for every possible way subconsciously and consciously that this is a thing that I did to myself and that’s a crappy feeling and its re-emphasized every time someone tells me that there’s a simple thing that I can do to make myself well I want to say here at the end of this video I’m doing fine, I’m not angry or frustrated at my friends or at you I have a loving and supportive group of people who are fantastic in my life and I do my best to understand that when people are saying these things they’re not trying to make me feel what I’m feeling so I just try and accept that support for what it is rather than how it’s being expressed specifically but if you want to be supportive of someone who’s sick in your life make sure that you recognise that it’s very possible that they are struggling right now with this feeling that they did something to cause or to deserve the illness they have even if objectively they understand that that’s completely untrue when we say there is an easy way out of this and there’s not what we’re making people feel is that ‘this is your fault’ when it’s not. John, I’ll see you on tuesday

1. Introduction and About this Video – Brain Injury 101

1. Introduction and About this Video – Brain Injury 101


>>DR. SALOMONE: Hello, I’m Dr. Jeffery
Salomone, Co-Director of Trauma at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The injury of a loved one or friend is a difficult thing to face and we recognize this is a very
challenging time for you. The goal of this video is to give you a better
understanding of brain injury and the rehabilitation process ahead. Because a serious brain injury affects not
just the individual but the entire family unit as well, this video also focuses on the
important role of family members during the next several weeks and months. The more you can equip yourself with knowledge,
the better your loved one’s outcome may be. We hope this video will help answer many
of the questions you might have about brain injury. Thank you for watching and thank you
for entrusting the care of your loved one to this hospital.>>JUDY FORTIN: Hello, I’m Judy Fortin in
Atlanta, Georgia. I’ll be hosting this video to help you and your family better understand
brain injury and disease. For much of my career I was a reporter covering healthcare at CNN.
It’s important to me to help the public deal with medical and health crisis issues
by bringing them timely, accurate information. That’s the purpose of this video – to
give you and your family helpful information right now so you can prepare yourselves for
the challenges ahead. People with brain injury and their families need to know about and
have access to the right resources and support to make their recovery as good as it can possibly
be. Major injuries like the one you are dealing
with have complex consequences that may involve part or all of the central nervous system.
Since the brain and the spinal cord can both be affected in major injuries, it may be important
that you learn about brain and spinal cord injury. Watch our companion video detailing
spinal cord injury for more information. Throughout both these videos, you’ll hear
from some of the nation’s top neuroscientists, physicians and patient advocates who will
help me share timely information with you. The sponsors of this video hope to give you
a resource that you can return to as often as you like. We’ve organized the information
so you can select the chapters that address the specific needs you may have as the patient
yourself or as a concerned friend or family member. [DVD version continues: The chapters
and sub-chapters within them work just like the items on a movie DVD] – [both versions
continue: You can select the chapters you want to watch and then use the easy onscreen
navigation to skip forward or go back to another section at any time. The chapters on this
program are: Chapter I – Introduction & About this Video
Chapter II – Brain Injury Basics & Anatomy of the Brain
Chapter III – Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Its Causes, Effects, Classifications
Chapter IV – Understanding Non-Traumatic Brain Injury: Its Causes, Effects, Classifications
Chapter V – Practical Advice for Coping With Brain Injury>>JUDY FORTIN: At this time, I want to introduce
you to a special guest who understands what you’re going through because she’s had
first-hand experience. Lee Woodruff is a best-selling author and leading advocate for people with
brain injuries. She joins us now.>>LEE WOODRUFF: In January of 2006, my husband
Bob was seriously injured in a bomb blast in Iraq while covering the war for ABC News.
In an instant, the shock of that news turned our family upside down. Bob suffered a traumatic
brain injury, and doctors removed 16 centimeters of his skull to save his life. He also had
major damage to his face and jaw. Right now, you probably feel very uncertain
about what the future holds. In the minutes and hours after getting the news about Bob,
I was in the very same place. Would he live? Would he have permanent brain damage? From
the start I clung to the fact that my husband was alive, and to hope – hope that he would
be okay. My family and friends and Bob’s colleagues soon became my rock, as I quickly
realized that I was not alone in my grief, or my fear. Later, I learned that there are
more than five million people living with the after-effects of brain injury in our country. You are not alone either. Lean on people who’ve
gone through this – call in your friends, relatives, your church, community and your
support groups. And then you have to pull yourself together to help your loved one get
better and either become or find an anchor for your family. There’s plenty of information about brain
injury on the Internet, some of it good and some of it not so good. I encourage you to
use credible resources, like this video and web sites from recognized brain injury organizations.
Don’t try to learn everything at once. I didn’t. Rely on the medical professionals
caring for your loved one to help you know what to focus on next. Do your best to take
things a step at a time, one day at a time, and recognize that even the smallest progress
is positive. You have good days and bad days on the long road ahead, and that’s okay. Today, my husband is a working journalist
and an active father. We were so lucky to have a talented team of U.S. military brain
surgeons and trauma care doctors and nurses take care of Bob after his injury and throughout
his rehabilitation. If your loved one has sustained a serious brain injury, whether
it’s traumatic or caused by an illness or chronic condition, it’s important that they
get specialized treatment as soon as possible. Statistically, it makes a huge difference
in their long-term recovery. First, you want to get the most you can out of your trauma
care stay.>>JUDY FORTIN: It’s important to realize
that being at the trauma care center is an interim step in your loved one’s long-term
recovery. There can be a wide range of possible outcomes down the road. As Lee said, try to
focus first on what’s happening right now. Your loved one was probably stabilized by
paramedics at the site where the accident occurred. If the injury was from a trauma,
the head and neck may be immobilized to prevent further damage to the nervous system, spine
and the brain.>>DAVID W. WRIGHT, MD: In the United States,
we are fortunate to have dependable standards for emergency and trauma care, which establish
milestones for that care. At the trauma center, the first step is to medically stabilize the
patient’s condition. Next, they may be given numerous tests and x-rays, and assessed by
various medical specialists. And finally, they may be moved to the operating room or
a hospital room, depending on their condition. This is bound to be a very hectic time, so
try to stay positive and be confident that you are in good hands at the trauma care facility.>>LEON HALEY, MD: It’s natural to wonder
what you might do right now to help your loved one and the care team.
Initially you may be greeted by a nurse or social worker. Let them help you think of
questions you might ask the doctors you’ll see later. Soon the treatment team will update
you on your loved one’s condition. Ask his or her trauma caregivers to explain the basic
tasks they are performing. And, keep these important tips in mind during the trauma care
or hospital stay: If possible, have one point person gather
all of your family’s questions. Limit visits and the number of visitors at
any given time. Allow yourself or your loved one time to rest
between visits. Have everyone who visits maintain a soft and
calm tone of voice. Assume that your loved one can hear you and
be careful of everything that is said within earshot. Your role right now is to support
their recovery in an encouraging and positive way.
If your loved one is able, encourage him or her to move around as much as their condition
and their medical team will allow. Movement might include coughing to stimulate breathing
muscles, deep breathing, sitting up, or moving around the room.>>JUDY FORTIN: Chapter two is next. We’ll
share some basics about the anatomy of the brain and how it works.

Reviewing Brave Browser’s Creator & Reward Incentives | EP#144

Reviewing Brave Browser’s Creator & Reward Incentives | EP#144


Hey everyone Scott Cunningham aka @scottcbusiness today we’re going to be talking again about the brave browser
but we’re also gonna take a look at the rewards program and the creator program
that they have and I’d like to share with you some of my results that I’ve
gotten from using these and just generally do a quick overview of brave
itself it’s a really really cool platform and I highly highly recommend
using this as your internet browser because I mean I’ve earned
cryptocurrency from this a decent amount more than you could earn obviously
anywhere else this is the only platform that I am even aware of that offers this
it is allowing you to monetize your attention that you would otherwise give
to ads and it has a built in ad blocker and a bunch of different things that
just make it so much better than other platforms even without the crypto aspect
so let’s take a look let me just jump to the main platform
all right so features of brave it is uh right off the bat it’s already way fast
or two times faster on desktop and up to eight times faster on mobile the reason
it’s so much faster is because it scrapes away a lot of the different
things that you would otherwise see scripts tons of different things that
are taking a bandwidth and it makes it just the bare-bones what you actually
need to see it also removes all the ads and everything else makes your life a
lot easier and it removes tracking – which we’ll look at right here
so that is right here this is your brave shield you can block trackers it
automatically will upgrade your security block scripts lots of different things
and you can change your defaults and whatever you want to use really really
useful they’re ensuring that your personal data isn’t going out it’s very
customizable way more security it’s very simple very easy to use setting up a lot
of good default security and ad blocking measures versus doing it after the
fact and something that I found super super useful is when I when I started
using brave I had to bring over all these bookmarks and all my data from
Chrome and and and in my other platforms and it took only a few seconds to upload
and import everything from my other platforms which made my life way easier
you earn cryptocurrency for the ads you do allow so you could use this and have
a way better browsing experience with no crypto involved whatsoever then should
you allow ads up to five an hour you can earn cryptocurrency in the form of be 80
tokens basic attention tokens because they’re monetizing your attention and
giving you a piece of the ad revenue and by doing this you can earn
cryptocurrency every single month and then what you can do with that is you
could donate it to other Creators you could keep it for yourself you could
just sell it right away whatever you want to do it’s yours now and again as
far as I’m concerned there are no other platforms that offer this today now we
already talked a little bit about some of these ad blocking cookie control all
that good stuff also when you exit brave and you come back in all of your tabs
will reload really really useful feature just tons of useful things that you
already we’ll see with chrome or better features on top of that and really
really nice you can download all the same extensions that you would from the
Google store and it has full interoperability with anything that you
would get on Chrome but with all of the added benefit of the security not being
tracked earning cryptocurrency all that good stuff so let’s take a look at the
brave rewards so something that’s also cool is they give you free b8e grants to
use those to donate to creators because they want to encourage the flow of b80
from users to creators as a way to help fund creators because
here’s the thing a lot of craters like on YouTube for example earn off of ad
revenue and when everyone is using ad blockers they’re now losing all of that
money when you’re enabling brave and you’re earning crypto for viewing ads
and you’re still blocking the creators ads you can then donate your freely
earned dat to them as a way to you know support them and compensate them for
their hard work and so it’s going to take the money away from these massive
big tech oligarchies like YouTube and Facebook and instead it’s going to give
the money to you and the Creator so it’s going to just create a much better community-based you know model for for
how ads are run and how how attention is monetized and and how all of that works
while you’re browsing on the internet it makes your life way easier it’s super
simple you can easily extract it put it in your wallet as you see here I’ve got
169 ba t really really quick easy very useful this is the you would just click
on this to go to your brave rewards or you could see a little right here just
on your browser brave semi colon slash slash rewards and as you can see I’ve
got eighteen point three in my my wallet here earnings from ads that I did that I
viewed last month and then you can see what I’ve been earning for this month
that will pay out on August 5th that was for a hundred and thirty-four ads but
they’re usually just notifications that will pop up and they’re very very
unintrusive and I almost don’t even notice most of them so you know it’s not
like massive ads that are appearing in the middle of your videos and you know
really intruding on your experience and making it much more annoying
and tedious and we don’t have that with brave so that’s really nice to see
there’s also auto contribute so say you just want to generally donate to anyone
that you’re watching without having to go through and actually tip them
individually every time you can just set up Auto contributions which makes life
very easy and yeah so that that’s kind of how you can do this and you can
easily extract it go and satellite or do whatever you want to do and then yeah
you could see grants here as well earned 14.5 from Grants because they just give
you grants and then you can donate that to different creators you can’t take out
the grants and just use them yourself you have to actually donate them to
creators to really just encourage people interacting with creators and and
helping them earn and supporting them via brave so in terms of creators let’s
take a look at the the Creator section here and then I’ll share with you what
I’ve got going on so as a creator you can sign up you can set up you know
YouTube twitch Twitter your own websites and things there’s a lot of options and
then when people are on you know whichever website they’ll see the option
here it’ll pop up there’s like a little try there’s a little check mark blue
checkmark for a verified creator so for example here if you wanted to donate
some vit to brave you could very easily do that by sending them a small tip and
it’s very easy to do and it’ll just sort of it’ll it allow you to reward these
different creators for for the time you spend on their on their content where
you blocked their ads so it’s kind of just allowing you to still support them
without taking anything away from them so again if you were here and you were
on my Twitter you could see that you could donate to me I haven’t really set
this up very well clearly I need to do that but yeah you can change your banner
and everything I obviously have to still do that
but yeah it’s really really intuitive really easy to use and as you can see
Wow month which was my first month of using
b8e well like the b80 creator program brave
crater program I earned almost 77 b80 and you know that’s not a crazy amount
of b80 but considering I wouldn’t have it
otherwise that is very significant and I’ve got five pending right now so you
know some of it is from you know people using my referral to actually download
brave because they didn’t have it and then they saw a video that I did and
then they downloaded it and then some of it is from tips and grants and different
things as well I see highly recommend checking this out
if you’re a creator and I highly recommend if you’re just like a viewer
to to consider using brave to better support the people that you’re trying to
support especially if you’re using an ad blocker so that’s basically it I just
wanted to give you guys a quick overview of brave and what you can actually do is
you know a creator as just a general user and also one last thing is for for
advertisers so for them it’s also really great because if you want to advertise
on brave people are you know getting some crypto for viewing advertisements
so they’re much more incentivized to actually you know take a look at what
while you’re advertising versus just you know trying to get rid of it as quick as
possible and because they’re actually opting in to allow for these ads they’re
also giving it kind of the okay doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be better
but if you’re otherwise going to have your ads blocked by an ad blocker then
this is a great solution for advertisers as well so really with brave everyone
wins and again I don’t know of any other
browsers that do this the only other browser that I really
support is gabs browser dissenter because it has generally a lot of the
same things that this has but it doesn’t have any cryptocurrency monetization so
it lacks that that that paying you for your attention
and helping you monetize what you’re doing in your day to day experiences
browsing the Internet gab does have dissenters applicant like the dissenter
browser does have the ability to open up a comment section anywhere on the
Internet which is really significant so I guess it’s more like if you’re really
into free speech you could do that or you could just go and use their website
to do it on brave I still mainly use brave because you know the incentive of
earning cryptocurrency for allowing us to pop up is very very appealing and and
that’s why I recommend you guys check it out
I’m sure BAT is just going to keep going up and up so I’m happy to hold on
to it now and see where things go let me know what you guys think about brave the
rewards program and the Creator program and whether or not you actually use the
browser or play into and if you don’t have it and you plan to download it
after watching this please use my referral link in the comments in
the description and leave a comment below of what what you think about all
this thank you so much for watching I’m Scott Cunningham aka @scottcbusiness signing off, Cheers

17 Celebs Battling SERIOUS Illnesses

17 Celebs Battling SERIOUS Illnesses


I’m the only one in of my siblings my mom in my family that hasn’t been affected by Lyme disease It is universally understood that health as well however Unfortunately for some of our favorite celebrities, health is only a worrisome topic that seems to raise concerns amongst fans and followers So today we are discussing 17 celebrities who are bravely battling serious illnesses It was just within the last few months when the news about Selena Gomez’s health began to spread widely across the internet Selena has battled lupus in silence for a very long time as she underwent chemotherapy in 2015 and constantly struggled to keep afloat during her insanely busy schedule However, Selena broke her silence in 2017 when she posted a heartfelt Instagram picture thanking her best friend Francia Raisa for providing her with a kidney transplant. Needless to say Selena’s friendship with Francia that defied sickness and health brought many of us to tears of joy She lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done it was those it and next on the list is another Disney superstar, miss Miley Cyrus Although Miley often presents herself as a carefree fun-loving soul That hasn’t always been the case for her heart. The 25 year old singer has a heart condition called tachycardia, meaning her heart rate is faster than normal and can make the singer prone to heart attacks or even stroke. In the past Miley’s party behaviors had many of her fans worried in conjunction to her heart condition But not to worry you guys because according to Miley herself, she’s been happy, healthy and sober as of last year I think I just was able to not be so obsessive which I’m very OCD And which is why I’m not talking right now is cuz I kind of need to obsess a little bit and like make sure everything is perfect Nick Jonas has also had his fair share of health scares and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2005 when he was just 13 years old, however since his diagnosis he has become an inspiration for an uncountable number of his fans and still continues to be a positive role model as he educates the public about diabetes Despite all of this. Nick says that he is in the best shape he’s ever been in and he continues to be everyone’s favorite Jonas brother through the years. I’m the best health I’ve been in, right? And I’m feeling really good anything really in life that that is a challenge for you for me specifically. It’s my diabetes Nick jonas, his best friend Demi also had a few struggles of her own and was diagnosed as bipolar disorder back in 2011 Since then she has been vocal about her mental condition and has even shared stories of her hardships during interviews throughout the years she has given millions of Lovadix hope by engaging an open dialogue about her mental health Telling her fans not to give up because it will get better looking back. I’m like, okay That makes sense. I’m like, I was bipolar I was actually manic a lot of the times Moving on to another female power vocalist Halsey has been very honest about her fight with endometriosis. For Halsey it was a battle just for her doctors to land on a diagnosis as many of them questioned the source of her unspeakable ache Fortunately for Halsey, after her doctors finally diagnosed her with endometriosis. She received the proper surgery she needed to relieve some of her pain Since then she has used her voice on social media to inform other women about endometriosis and even contributed to the hashtag #endowarriors on Instagram ♬ Sorry to my unknown lover
Sorry that I can’t believe that anybody ever really ♬ For some pop stars, the true terrors begin when the lights go out and for the Swedish singer Zara Larsson This stands true as she continues to battle with her sleep paralysis Zara expressed her horrors in an interview as she said she often experiences sleep paralysis during times of high stress who feels as though she is trapped in her own body for half an hour This all sounds terrifying and for anyone who has actually experienced sleep paralysis, you know, it is anything but comfortable ♬ Like stars in hiding,
You and I burn on, on♬ Moving from Sweden to England Jade Thirlwall of the UK pop group Little Mix opened up about her private struggles with anorexia back in 2016 Jade has stated that her battle with her eating disorder began when she was only 13 years old and even led to hospitalizations in the past after she quickly spiraled out of control But much of her pain was hidden away in secrecy during the early stages of Little Mix We’re all so glad that she opened up about her struggles and received the help. She needed to get better. And I thought maybe when I was younger if it had somebody else speak up about it or have someone else to look up to It might have helped me so that was my main reason for doing it body image is a Constant topic of discussion that goes well beyond just your size and weight and sometimes it has to do with how your body looks underneath the clothes for the divergent actor shailene woodley this ring and true and her best friend noticed her crooked spine as the result of her scoliosis when they went swimming Shailene was 15 when she was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis And had to wear braces for 18 hours of the day when she was a teenager however the actress says that she didn’t let her back brace face her as she viewed the braces like how some people had crooked teeth or even broken fingers another actress We all loved seeing on our screen Millie Bobby Brown has also opened up about her disability recently The stranger thinks actress said she was born with partial hearing in one ear and eventually lost her hearing in that ear entirely Still she obviously doesn’t let anything hold her back as she’s fiercely portrays Everyone’s favorite psychokinetic superhero 11 and even raps Nicki Minaj verses to perfection upon request Because I would never be able to hear them like the Deaf brothers they would To action, right and I never hit him. But with Shawn Levy who’s really loud He goes action of next Victoria Justice has also shared her hardships with her autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s disease sac in 2015 This disease often impacts the thyroid glands affecting metabolism and eventually leading to acne and weight fluctuation Victoria Justice admitted that her disorder devastated her as it affected her skin and weight even mentioned that it took a toll on her self-confidence Fortunately, she says things have levelled out and she seems healthy by working out taking vitamins and meditating for 10 minutes every day No, I mean like, you know, I know we should work out to Look at those bulging muscles, you know, however Victoria Justice shouldn’t feel alone in her journey because there is another celebrity who shares her hardships Gigi Hadid also recently Retaliated her body shamers by opening up about her own struggles with Hashimoto’s She took to Twitter to shut down those who were saying that she was too big for the industry by explaining her health conditions leading to inflammation and water retention Although she didn’t know anyone any Explanation Gigi received an outpour of support from her fans and friends on social media If you’re not the nicest most hard-working girl in the industry, there’s me. Someone prettier nicer and more hard-working Unfortunately for the Hadid family Lyme disease also takes a toll not only on their mom Yolanda but it also affects another supermodel in the fam Bella Hadid she has always been public about her struggles as she even took to snapchat to show her daily struggles her mom who also shares the Same sickness has praised her daughter for staying strong and focusing on her career despite her Devastating chronic illness and making a name for herself in the modeling world I would really like to dedicate this award to all the teenagers out there that Have really gone through what I’m going through and have suffered from this to see is without an end in sight I know what it feels like to not want to get out of bed kendall Jenner who is a longtime family kin to the Hadid family also shared her difficult times with sleep paralysis on Keeping Up with the Kardashians back in 2016 Kendall admitted to being terrified of falling asleep because it made her feel as though her heart was stopping Unfortunately her sleep disorder began to affect her career as most of her anxiety was sourced from sleeping on airplanes and it was an unspoken Requirement as a supermodel that she would to be flying Constantly, we just hope that Kendall has found a healthy way to cope because she truly shines on the runway I’m freaking out because of these paralysis things. I’m scared to fall asleep because it keeps happening to me It’s almost like normal. She’s like my heart stops while we are on the list of models. Kendall’s longtime best friend Cara Delevingne has also struggled through her stress triggered psoriasis for some time Unfortunately back in 2016 when Cara was on the red carpet for her movie Suicide Squad her red psoriasis flare-ups caused some concerns amongst her fans her also mentioned that high stress causes this Autoimmune disease to appear in fashion week has always been difficult for this exact reason still even through hard times Carr is notorious for her positive attitude and Continues to constantly provide laughter for those who surround her I have really bad psoriasis covered in those red scabs and I went to LA for a weekend where he’s gonna went away It all disappeared next time Melissa’s modern family after Sarah Hyland who suffers from kidney dysplasia Sarah was told from a young age that she wouldn’t be able to lead a normal life due to her kidney as a devastating results of her deteriorating health back in 2012 Sarah received a kidney transplant from her dad Unfortunately, this wasn’t the end to her struggles as the medications. She was put on made her weight uncontrollable and she had to address the hate on her social media last year Sarah Hyland even mentioned on Instagram that 2017 was a difficult year for her, but she continued to fight in hopes that when a teen will be a better year You know if you’re sick You still go to work and in between takes you sit down or you lay her head down or something? the child actress turns social media sensation Bella Thorne has also shared her troubles of Dyslexia in the past the learning disorder that made it difficult for her to read also resulted in her being taken out of school in the third Grade in the past. Bella has been very public about her difficulties with reading and writing and even the characters She portrayed and shake it up Cece Jones was written to share her same struggles nevertheless Bella didn’t let her dyslexia stop her as she has written her own books and original songs leading a flourishing career my name is And this is the story of the time I found out I have dyslexia I remember when I started first grade right away It was awful because I couldn’t read as well as the other kids And last on our list is Lord who possibly has the most impressive illness she lives with a rare condition called Synthesia If you are wondering Synthesia is a neurological condition that blurs sensories together and leads to seeing music or even thinking of numbers and colors as for Lord herself She says her Synthesia drives her music creating abilities and even said that her music is the reflection of her brain translating poetry Surely this is difficult for any of us without Synthesia to comprehend but it definitely sounds like it can be overwhelming I think really it just makes The kind of creative process Which for me is, you know? Sonic take on a visual sight as well that wraps up our list of 17 Celebrities who battle serious illnesses and although these stars have their own struggles It seems like they don’t let their illnesses slow them down now that we’ve discussed these celebs I want to ask you guys was there a celebrity on the list that you were surprised to find out was going through hardships or perhaps you know of other celebs who share the same struggles let us know in the comments section below and after you’re done with that you Can click right over here to see celebs who slammed body shamers. I’m your ocean ADA breeze Thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you guys in the next vid

Pressure Injury New Staging

Pressure Injury New Staging


this past April 2016 the National
pressure ulcer advisory panel came out with new guidelines for pressure ulcer
staging some of the new things to look out for is pressure ulcers are no longer
called pressure ulcers they are called pressure injuries the staging guidelines
for the most common pressure injuries stage one through four remain the same
however we no longer use Roman numerals and we use Arabic numerals so the
regular one two three and four the reason for the change from pressure
ulcer to pressure injury was to clarify that stage 1 pressure ulcers are not
really open ulcers there are actually injuries and there is no open skin that
is intact skin another change that was made was that suspected deep tissue
injury is now just called deep tissue injury and the panel also created two
new categories which are medical device related pressure injuries and mucosal
membrane pressure injuries which relate to either medical devices or injuries to
the mucosal membranes it must be very important for practitioners to start
adopting or learning this new language although it will take time to adopt this
language we will be doing this in our practice at skilled wound care and we
recommend our partners realize this in the nursing facility this will probably
be something that will come about in the MDS guidelines in the future and people
must be aware of this and of course as new things come about we learn about
them once again we believe at skilled wound care that pressure injuries are a
result of a multitude of factors not just poor nursing care or not just poor
medical care and we really want to work together as a team to provide a
partnership in healing you