Top Health Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/health The latest Health IAmA's collected from Reddit HealthIamA 67-year-old gay man who has been blind since birth. A lot of you had questions about my life after reading my essay on AskReddit, so I'm here to answer them! AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6142/iama-67yearold-gay-man-who-has-been-blind-since Hi again Reddit! I’m Chris Voss, the founder and CEO of [The Black Swan Group](blackswanltd.com), a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. You may remember me from last year.

Rooted in hostage negotiation, my methodology centers around “Black Swans” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. I currently teach at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. I’ve also lectured at other schools including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Harvard Law School the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. I’ve been a guest on CNN and Fox News, and I’ve appeared on The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR.

Before all of these fun things, I was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, where I tried out all kinds of new approaches in negotiation. I was involved in more than 150 international kidnapping cases in my over two decades with the FBI, and I learned that hostage negotiation is more or less a business transaction.

On May 17th of 2016, my first book “Never Split The Difference” was published, distilling the skills I've gathered over my career into usable tips that will give the reader the competitive edge in any discussion—whether in the boardroom, at the dinner table, or at the car dealership. It’s now being published in 14 languages by 15 international publishers for 20 countries around the world.

Seriously, I was blown away and really grateful for all the attention the book received. It’s become a national bestseller, was listed as one of the best business books of 2016, and has been called one of the seven best negotiation books ever written on Inc. I hit the front page of Reddit, chatted at Google, spoke on some great podcasts, had more than 1.5 million page views on Quora, and was featured in some great press.

The book's readers used its lessons not just to make more money, but to improve their relationships with others and their lives as a whole.

But my core message from the book still stands… everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong: you are not rational; there is no such thing as ‘fair’; compromise is the worst thing you can do; the real art of negotiation lies in mastering the intricacies of No, not Yes. These surprising ideas—which radically diverge from conventional negotiating strategy—weren’t cooked up in a classroom, but are the field-tested rules FBI agents use to talk criminals and hostage-takers around the world into (or out of) just about any imaginable scenario.

Ask me about how men and women negotiate differently, how to navigate sticky family situations, negotiating as a parent, advice for recent graduates, stories from my time in the FBI, or even how to get past a bouncer into a busy club. AMA!

You can also learn more about me at www.blackswanltd.com

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA 23 year old who has been battling grade 4 brain cancer since 2012; AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6139/iama-23-year-old-who-has-been-battling-grade-4 I started battling grade 4 glioblastoma at the age of 18. 3 brain tumors, 1 brain surgery, 53 sessions of radiation, 5 different chemotherapies, and over 1 year of physical therapy. Still battling and still smiling.

Proof: https://www.facebook.com/Prayers4Richie/

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthWeAreA married couple that are both full-time wheelchair users. AUsA (again) http://www.topiama.com/r/6107/wearea-married-couple-that-are-both-fulltime I am so honored and thrilled to be invited to join the amazing talents of this year’s National Memorial Day Concert. I will be joining co-hosts Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne with musical guests including Renee Fleming, Scotty McCreery, Christopher Jackson from Broadway’s Hamilton and Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra, to honor everyone who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Tune in on Sunday, May 28th at 8pm EST on PBS (better check your local listings!). Now…. Ask Me Anything!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/33dfpy32ryzy.jpg

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA profoundly deaf male who wears cochlear implants to hear! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6094/iama-profoundly-deaf-male-who-wears-cochlear Hey reddit!

I recently made a comment on a thread about bluetooth capability with cochlear implants and it blew up! Original thread and comment. I got so many questions that I thought I might make an AMA! Feel free to ask me anything about them!

*About me: * I was born profoundly deaf, and got my first cochlear implant at 18 months old. I got my left one when I was 6 years old. I have two brothers, one is also deaf and the other is not. I am the youngest out of all three. I'm about to finish my first year at college!

This is a very brief overview of how a cochlear implant works: There are 3 parts to the outer piece of the cochlear implant. The battery, the processor, and the coil. Picture of whole implant The battery powers it (duh). There are microphones on the processor which take in sound, processor turns the sound into digital code, the code goes up the coil [2] and through my head into the implant [3] which converts the code into electrical impulses. The blue snail shell looking thing [4] is the cochlea, and an electrode array is put through it. The impulses go through the array and send the signals to my brain. That's how I perceive sound! The brain is amazing enough to understand it and give me the ability to hear similarly to you all, just in a very different way!

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/rpIUG

Update: Thank you all so much for your questions!! I didn't expect this to get as much attention as it did, but I'm sure glad it did! The more people who know about people like me the better! I need to sign off now, as I do have a software engineering project to get to. Thanks again, and I hope maybe you all learned something today.

p.s. I will occasionally chime in and answer some questions or replies

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Wed, 31 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Crosspost[xpost] Rebecca Skloot (author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks") is doing an AMA in r/books; follow the link in the text to ask her a question! http://www.topiama.com/r/6095/xpost-rebecca-skloot-author-of-the-immortal-life My short bio: Due to contractual agreements and non-disclosure I must be vague, but I'm verified confidentially. I worked for Clear Channel Communications for nearly a decade in a prime market as the host of my own show. I interviewed several celebrities and went to nearly any event you can think of There is a lot to radio that isn't as it appears. My Proof: confidentially confirmed. EDIT: Alright folks I need to go. I'll check back later and try to hit the questions I've missed. Thanks for all the questions. EDIT: Thank you everyone for participating. For those of you who are interested in my new career I may do an AMA at your request, but I'm undecided as of now. Thanks again, but it's time for this to end. See you on Reddit

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Tue, 30 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI’m Steve Clifford, author and former CEO, here to talk about CEO pay trashing America. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6099/im-steve-clifford-author-and-former-ceo-here-to I served as CEO for King Broadcasting Company for five years and National Mobile Television for nine years, have been a director of thirteen companies and has chaired the compensation committee for both public and private companies. I hold a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. I’m the author of The CEO Pay Machine: How It Trashes America and How to Stop It—out now.

Proof: https://twitter.com/BlueRiderPress/status/869230610635784192

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Tue, 30 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IAMA current DJ on a listener supported radio station. Radio isn't dead, you're just listening to Clear Channel! http://www.topiama.com/r/6084/iama-current-dj-on-a-listener-supported-radio My short bio: Due to contractual agreements and non-disclosure I must be vague, but I'm verified confidentially. I worked for Clear Channel Communications for nearly a decade in a prime market as the host of my own show. I interviewed several celebrities and went to nearly any event you can think of There is a lot to radio that isn't as it appears. My Proof: confidentially confirmed. EDIT: Alright folks I need to go. I'll check back later and try to hit the questions I've missed. Thanks for all the questions. EDIT: Thank you everyone for participating. For those of you who are interested in my new career I may do an AMA at your request, but I'm undecided as of now. Thanks again, but it's time for this to end. See you on Reddit

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Thu, 25 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Father, Vietnam War Veteran, and Pearl Harbor Survivor in the beginning stages of Dementia, AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6069/iama-father-vietnam-war-veteran-and-pearl-harbor Hello all! I got a lot of requests for an AMA in a recent post I made, so here it is! Here's the basic story, when I was about 5 years old my parents, 2 doctors, decided they wanted to sail offshore. So, they took lessons, bought a boat, and we took off! We lived on the boat for several years, sailing along the West Coast, until through some unfortunate events the boat sank out at sea. Feel free to ask any and all questions, and I will do my best to answer! Since a lot of it is from memory, it may be slightly off in timeframe, so forgive me.

https://imgur.com/XkAulos Here's a photo of our second boat, Ra, for proof.

Edit* Ok everyone, thank you so much for the questions! I have to take a break now, my fingers are getting sore! I appreciate all of your questions and comments.

Never stop exploring!

Gold?! Why thank you kind stranger! You made my day :D

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Tue, 23 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Health-LiveI am a 16 year old male diagnosed with a fairly rare genetic disease called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) http://www.topiama.com/r/6068/i-am-a-16-year-old-male-diagnosed-with-a-fairly I scored an 8/9 on my hyper mobility test, my sister, age 11 scored a 9/9. I've dislocated my left knee 3 times (None since the surgery!) And the right one once. I'm recovering from my second MPFL reconstruction while writing this. Ask me anything!

Hyper Mobility of arm MPFL Reconstruction of left knee 3.5 years ago MPFL Reconstruction of Right knee 1 week ago

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Mon, 22 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Health-LiveIamA IamA chronically ill young adult (19 years old) with TOF w/ pulmonary atresia, (yes, what Jimmy Kimmel's baby Billy has,) and several other disabilities! I've been in and out of the hospital since birth and had nine major surgeries, http://www.topiama.com/r/6051/iama-iama-chronically-ill-young-adult-19-years My short bio: including 3 open heart. Ask me anything!

EDIT: deleted the original thread due to mistakes I made, sorry! I figured people might be curious about what growing up being constantly hospitalized would be like. Especially after completing my first year of college, I realized this isn't really an experience people understand or are are comfortable with, so I figured I might as well shine a light on it! Note: I don't know a ton about my diseases from a medical perspective, more just what it feels like and what it is like spending so much of my childhood in a hospital.

My Proof: a picture of me showing off my heart surgery scar, with one of my canes: http://68.media.tumblr.com/fe077bb8f418f8637f8133a4f5e3be68/tumblr_oq4gx7uBGm1s5ytqno1_500.jpg A picture of me two years ago, age 17, recovering from my most recent open heart, (probably about a week after surgery):http://68.media.tumblr.com/bb0900ec129dd1885d980ffe9919ebbd/tumblr_nlr5fwTLsP1s5ytqno1_250.jpg picture of me with a nebulizer treatment as a toddler:http://68.media.tumblr.com/8107d7b43b5af979d4c33002f7e3a907/tumblr_nmzff9afl51s5ytqno1_250.jpg

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Thu, 18 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI am Susan Dominus, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, here to talk about my new story, "Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage? http://www.topiama.com/r/6045/i-am-susan-dominus-a-staff-writer-at-the-new-york Hello, Boys and Girls of Reddit!
20 years at Kaspersky Lab, and computer security still amazes me!
My business is about protecting people and organizations from cyberthreats. People often ask me “Hey Eugene, how’s business?” And I always say “Business is good, unfortunately”.
The threat landscape is evolving fast. We increasingly depend on computerized equipment and networks - which means the risks we face in cyberspace are growing as well. Plus: cybersecurity has also become a very hot political topic.
Future of cybersecurity, cyber-warfare, cyber-tactics in an increasingly politicized world, attribution, relationship between governments and cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Russian hackers – what do you want to know?
And of course there’s our company: we’re different, and well-known, and that comes with a price. Myths start to appear, and many people don’t know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Well, I do.
The truth matters – and I’m ready to explain whatever you want to know, about cybersecurity, our company, or even myself.
You can start posting your questions right now! And from 9.00 am EST I’ll start answering them! Ask me anything! Let’s make it fun and interesting!
The answers will be all mine (although I’ve got one of our guys here with me to post the replies.)
My personal blog
PROOF

UPDATE 1:10 PM EST: Thanks for your questions folks! Especially for the tough ones. That was really interesting, but I have to go back to work now! I’ll do my best to come back later to answer questions which I couldn’t address today using my blog. Aloha!
UPDATE 2:20 PM EST OK. Answered more. Thank you all again. Have a nice day!

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Mon, 15 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] I. Marlene King, executive producer of Pretty Little Liars http://www.topiama.com/r/6005/ama-request-i-marlene-king-executive-producer-of Quantum computing is a completely different paradigm from classical computing, where weird quantum properties are combined with traditional boolean logic to create something entirely new. There has long been much doubt about whether it was even possible to build one large enough to solve practical problems. But when something is labeled "impossible", of course many physicists, engineers, and mathematicians eagerly respond with "Hold my beer!". QCs have an immense potential to make a global impact (for the better!) by solving some of the world's most difficult computational problems, but they would also crush the math problems underpinning much of today's internet security, presenting an unprecedented challenge to cryptography researchers to develop and standardize new quantum-resistant primitives for post-quantum internet.

We are mathematicians trained in crypto at NSA, and we worked there for over 10 years. For the past year or so we've been at a small crypto sw/hw company specializing in working on a post-quantum research effort, and we've been reading a broad spectrum of the current research. We have a few other co-workers that will likely also chime in at some point.

Our backgrounds: Rino (/u/rabinabo) is originally from Miami, FL, and of Cuban descent. He went to MIT for a Bachelor's in math, then UCSD for his PhD in math. He started at NSA with little programming experience, but he quickly learned over his 11 years there, obtaining a Master's in Computer Science at the Hopkins night school. Now he works at a small company on this post-quantum research.

John (/u/john31415926) graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Mathematics. After graduation, he went to work for the NSA as an applied research mathematician. He spent 10 years doing cryptanalysis of things. He currently works as a consultant doing crypto development in the cable industry. His favorite editor is Emacs and favorite language is Python.

Disclaimer: We are bound by lifetime obligations, so expect very limited responses about our time at NSA unless you're willing to wait a few weeks for a response from pre-pub review (seriously, I'm joking, we don't want to go through that hassle).

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Edit to add: Thanks for all the great questions, everyone! We're both pretty beat, and besides, our boss told us to get some work done! :-) If I have a little time later, I'll try to post a few more answers.

I'm sorry we missed some of the higher ranked questions, but I'll try to post answers to most of the questions. Just know that it may take me a while to get to them. Seriously, you guys are taking a toll on my daily dosage of cat gifs.

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthI am 26 and fighting brain cancer. I am married to wonderful Russian immigrant with a 2 year old daughter named Alice - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5998/i-am-26-and-fighting-brain-cancer-i-am-married-to I am a 26 year old father that has brain cancer. I had a tangerine-sized grade II oligoastrocytoma tumor removed 14 months ago from my right-frontal lobe. I completed one month of radiation treatment, and took the oral chemotherapy drug Temodar on a cycle for 5 months. Since January 1st, I have completed all of my treatments, and I will continue to get regular MRIs every 6 months - AMA!

PROOF: 1) Here is me about to get radiated.. http://imgur.com/gsz5XdC

2) Me with my hair mostly gone after radiated.. https://imgur.com/a/4yuk0 (at the MN Medical Cannabis dispensary LeafLine)

3) My 5K Run/Walk Sponsorship fundraiser for Brain Tumors research link: https://www.wizathon.com/walktoendbraintumors-mn/?p=display&action=participant_Page&id=39046 )))))))))))))! (PS Feel free to donate money to brain cancer research here, ::wink::)

Let's do this!

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthI am a 56 year old female with a BRCA-1 gene mutation. I've survived cancer 4 times and have undergone a hysterectomy and double mastectomy. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5985/i-am-a-56-year-old-female-with-a-brca1-gene My name is Tamara Ammons. I was born October 31st, 1960 in Hawthorne, California. I'm the oldest of 3 siblings. I graduated from High School in 1978. I birthed my only child on January 1st, 1994.

My first job was waitressing at a diner called Polly's Pies. Then I moved on to Albertson's, where I was manager of the service deli for 17 years. Then I managed a Hallmark for 6 years. My last position was manager at Sears in the Del Amo Fashion Center. I was there for 6 years. I worked up until I was 45 years old. I am now on permanent disability.

I am a huge animal person and I love movies. My biggest passion is working in my backyard garden. I love growing pumpkins, carrots and many different flowers.

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. Then in 2009 the breast cancer returned: At the recommendation of my physician, I had both of my breasts removed, as well as my uterus. In 2012 I developed pancreatic cancer which progressed to Stage 3. In October of 2016 I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I currently do intravenous chemo therapy bi-weekly and a daily 2,500mg regimen of Capecitabine(Xeloda).

I want to use reddit to reach out to people who have any questions about being newly diagnosed or anything at all. Here is my proof: http://i63.tinypic.com/2lsvcp2.jpg

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Tommy Wiseau, director and star of The Room whose journey creating The Room has been made into the soon-to-be-released movie The Disaster Artist http://www.topiama.com/r/5981/ama-request-tommy-wiseau-director-and-star-of-the My 5 Questions:

  1. The Disaster Artist is based on the book by the same name by Greg Sestero, was there anything in the book about making The Room that he got wrong or misremembered?
  2. The Disaster Artist had its premiere this March at South by Southwest, what do you personally think of the movie?
  3. Do you think James Franco's portrayal of you in the movie is true to life?
  4. Were you in involved at all in the making of the The Disaster Artist's script or at all during the making of the movie?
  5. What are your future projects?

Public Contact Information: https://www.facebook.com/theroommovie/

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT