Top Medical Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/medical The latest Medical IAmA's collected from Reddit MedicalI have end stage renal failure, I've been through peritoneal dialysis and now I'm on hemo dialysis. ASK ME ANYTHING! http://www.topiama.com/r/5831/i-have-end-stage-renal-failure-ive-been-through I've had kidney problems since the age of four but the actually failed in February 2016. I got onto PD as soon as I could but unfortunately I wasn't able to get the clearances I needed so I had to go onto hemo in December 2016. To get the hemo started I've started with neck lines then moved to a chest line. Finally I had my fistula made and now I've started using that. Ask me anything :)

My proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOS-qkBDi4I/

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am a family physician and professor of public health, and an expert on the ACA aka Obamacare, ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5801/i-am-a-family-physician-and-professor-of-public This has been an unbelievable experience for me doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything over the last four hours! I've tried to answer as many questions as quickly as I could. I read some really great questions, some great answers, and hope you found it valuable. And to those questions I could not get to, my apologies. As Director of the Arizona Center for Rural Health our mission is to improve the health and wellness of rural and vulnerable populations. I am hopeful that the new administration will pay close attention to rural health needs. Two of three rural voters cast their vote for President Trump. Politicians would be wise to address the concerns of their constituents! Please feel free to follow us on our website at http://crh.arizona.edu I'm signing off now, and look forward to future sessions! Thanks for your enthusiastic and active participation ! DrDanDerksen

I'm Dr. Dan Derksen, an M.D., a professor of public health policy at the University of Arizona, and the director of the UA's Center for Rural Health. During my health policy fellowship with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in 2008, I researched and drafted federal legislative provisions to improve the nation's supply and distribution of the health workforce that were included in Title V of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act." Through my research, I work to improve health insurance coverage and access to high-quality health care.

My Proof: https://arizona.box.com/s/st6xicgpr1pljqd2v6wgawlkaymxzqgr

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalWe are American emergency medical providers working in a West African Trauma Center, Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5762/we-are-american-emergency-medical-providers EDIT: Thanks so much for all your questions, I had a great time. If you are looking for more info visit www.sexhelp.com or if you're looking for a therapist visit www.iitap.com. If you're looking for treatment visit elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

I am a clinical consultant at Promises Scottsdale and help diagnose and treat sex addicts. Sex and porn addictions affect more than just the addict, it can affect your family and relationships as well. I am the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP.) You also may know my father, Dr. Patrick Carnes who is one of leading sex addiction researchers.

In addition to sex addiction I also treat patients with eating disorders and chemical dependency. I am the author of “Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts,” “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts” and “Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol.”

Proof: http://imgur.com/a/SBCU5

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA former herpes sufferer who took part in a clinical trial for a vaccine that works! http://www.topiama.com/r/5756/iama-former-herpes-sufferer-who-took-part-in-a My short bio: Hey everyone, My name is Infidelix.. I am the rapper from the subway video... I am setting up this AMA so I can talk about what happened with the video and the girl.. what I do as a street performer... and talk abit about my new album...

My Proof: www.facebook.com/infidelix https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5nv232/girl_joins_rapper_in_the_subway_for_an_impromptu/

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Medical-Live[AMA] I work at a Psychiatric Hospital. http://www.topiama.com/r/5709/ama-i-work-at-a-psychiatric-hospital Hey guys, didn't post enough proof, oops! Let's try this again. Hey guys! This is my first AMA, here's some proof.

http://imgur.com/a/U1nil

I'm going to remain confidential as to allow myself to answer questions as honestly as possible without worrying about my employer finding out. Any opinions here are mine alone, unless otherwise stated and do not reflect that of my employer.

I've been working as a Behavioral Health Tech for about 3 years now, working in the high acuity unit in a Psychiatric Hospital. High acuity simply means the I work with the toughest patients. Ask me anything!

EDIT: Wow guys thanks for all the questions! I'm still not done answering and I'm not closing the AMA so please feel free to keep asking! I've gotta sleep before work tonight but depending on how the night goes I'll have some free time to respond. I'm making it a goal to respond to everyone so keep them coming!

EDIT 2: I just woke up and wow, so many questions and rip my inbox! I'm rolling into work now and whenever I get time I'm going to answer everyone!

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIAmA EMT working the Christmas holiday, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5701/iama-emt-working-the-christmas-holiday-ama Proof: http://imgur.com/a/2fXJX

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Sun, 25 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician for 30+ years, creator of the 5 S's method for calming babies and SNOO Smart Sleeper. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5672/i-am-dr-harvey-karp-pediatrician-for-30-years UFC Vet, bareknuckle fighter, whistleblower and another 20 year career I'm not allowed to talk about. You can ask me anything, but my answers may be pretty limited on certain topics. And if you're an official member of the Media, I'm not allowed to talk to you.

EDIT 1 - We're doing a document drop at FBI headquarters at around 1:30pm and all supporters are welcome. They're at 201 Maple St, Chelsea, MA. We're staging in the Burger King parking lot across the street (because I don't like being placed face down by an FBI anti-terrorist team because I showed up unannounced with a mob). We're all going to buy burgers first (so we're not trespassing). And because we have manners.

EDIT 2 - Back from FBI headquarters, ready to continue the IAMA!

EDIT 3 - Proof, as requested: http://imgur.com/a/mNvhU

EDIT 4 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209326933704715&set=a.1117869021301.2018850.1064263302&type=3&theater

EDIT 5 - After I staggered out of the FBI's interrogation room, I hit up an old friend's new restaurant, Capo in South Boston, to recover. I found out the IAMA was down due to lack of initial proof and I took my first Proof pic there. It didn't come out well enough to use, but the food was excellent so I figured I would give him a plug. http://imgur.com/a/S5HTe

EDIT 6 - Wow, thanks for all the support guys. Heading to bed now, will be taking questions again at 10:00am Eastern Time if anyone is still interested.

EDIT 7 - Again, thanks for all the support. For those that know me from The Underground Forum (at MixedMartialArts.com) this is exactly the kind internet martial arts/ethics/philosophy stuff I love endlessly shooting the breeze about online. I'll keep checking the thread as long is it's active and keep answering everyone's questions on a regular basis.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/5hiz71/im_ufc_vet_sean_gannon_the_only_guy_to_ever/

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA flight medic from the army, prior U.S. Marine, reddit writer and current medical volunteer working abroad in Ghana while writing a reddit story, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5544/iama-flight-medic-from-the-army-prior-us-marine Hi, we are candidates of the Icelandic Pirate party and we have an election coming up on the 29th of October. These are exciting times in Icelandic politics because we are dealing with a post recession economy and the aftermath of the Panama papers leak where the Prime minister had to resign due to his connection with offshore accounts.

The Icelandic Pirate party got 5% in the last congressional election and are currently polling as the largest party at just over 20%. The amazing thing about that is not only that the Pirate party is the largest political party (by a slim margin) but also that the Independence party which has historically been the largest party by far is only polling at around 20%. The political landscape in Iceland has rarely been as exciting and the possibility for change is real.

We have MPs Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Ásta Guðrún Helgadóttir and candidate Smári McCarthy here to answer your questions.

Proof: https://twitter.com/PiratePartyIS/status/789495086170140673

UPDATE: Thanks for all the questions so far! We're signing out for the evening, but we'll monitor the thread tomorrow at least and respond to any new questions. There are a few questions that haven't been responded to yet ─ don't worry, we'll get to them! Thanks again, and more fun soon! - Smári, Ásta and Birgitta.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA (Clinical Psychologist) AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5502/iama-clinical-psychologist-ama Hey guys. We're assuming most of you didn't watch us on X Factor, but we'll make a long story short.

We were both going to college and making music in Florida when we saw an ad for a Simon Cowell singing competition. We never thought about making it on the show, or the repercussions, but we thought if we sent in a video that some producer would see it and hook us up with someone to work with in LA. (The naive logic of kids who knew NOTHING about the business.) Months later we get a phone call to audition in person, and eventually we find ourselves in LA. Simon Cowell becomes our mentor and we stumble our way through being on live television (FYI: it's not as fun as it sounds) and end up winning the whole thing. Us = "WTF?!"

Prior to being on the show, we had never written music together, so we also stumbled our way through putting an album out. We were signed to Columbia Records and Syco Records, had an army of people telling us what to do, had huge photo shoots, music videos, we played the Today Show, Radio City, went on two tours with Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer & Rachel Platten.... and then no one talked to us for 3+ months. We found out we were dropped through a text message to someone we had just met who had a friend at one of the labels.

So we got dropped by our labels, agency, lost our publishing deal, and our manager all at once. After having some significant, not mind blowing but significant, success. We spent some time thinking and now we have new management that rule, but we're doing everything else independently now. We just released an EP to get music out while we work on a full length.

You can buy it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/as-seen-on-tv/id1138118582

Or listen for free on Spotify cause we're good with people streaming our music.

Ask us whatever you want! Proof: https://twitter.com/AlexandSierra/status/784091326006427648

EDIT @ 11:55am PST: We're starting rehearsal now, but we'll come back to this and answer more questions during our breaks!

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI'm an NHS 111 overnight call handler. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5478/im-an-nhs-111-overnight-call-handler-ama Hello Reddit. I'm Colin Cantwell. Please be patient with me as I am 84 and this is my first time on Reddit. You may not have heard about me, as I like to keep out of the limelight, but I'm sure you've seen projects I've worked on. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and answering your questions!

A short list of my most favorite experiences are: * Being accepted to Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural school * Working with NASA to inform the public on the first unmanned space flights * Being Walter Cronkite's “Hal 9000” NASA connection during live broadcast of the first moon landing * Inventing the first real color monitor for Hewlett Packard * Writing my first book CoreFires - a labor of love 20 years in the making

I've worked on the following movies & shows: * Lead star ship designer for Star Wars - I drew the original designs for the X-Wing, A-Wing, Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter, & Rebel cruisers. I was also the one who designed and sculpted the Death Star and gave it it's trench * 2001, A Space Odyssey - I worked closely with Stanley Kubrick and persuaded him not to start the movie with a 20 minute conference table discussion * Buck Rogers in the 25th Century * Close Encounters of a Third Kind * War Games

I have a deep interest in science - especially quantum physics and space travel. I could not have picked a better time to have been born. So much has happened so quickly! Our dreams of space flight are maturing and I believe one day soon we’ll be exploring the next waiting wonders of our galaxy.

Two short anecdotes to get us started - When I was a boy, I was diagnosed with TB as well as partial retinal detachment. The cure was to confine me to a dark room with a heavy vest across my chest to prevent coughing fits. I spent nearly TWO YEARS of my childhood immobilized in this dark room. Suffice to say, nothing else could slow me down after that!

George Lucas gave me the project of designing a “Death Star”. I didn't originally plan for the Death Star to have a trench, but when I was working with the mold, I noticed the two halves had shrunk at the point where they met across the middle. It would have taken a week of work just to fill and sand and re-fill this depression. So, to save me the labor, I went to George and suggested a trench. He liked the idea so much that it became one of the most iconic moments in the film!

My latest project is a book series called CoreFires. I've made it available for free in the hopes that readers will find in it a sense of wonder and excitement. It's space science fiction of course! You can read the description here

You can see my original Pre-Star Wars artwork here My book is available for free here This also enters you in a contest for a free signed print of my original Pre-Star Wars star ship designs. You can also get CoreFires for free on Amazon here for the next 3 days

I hope that's enough to get us started. AMA!

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI'm a 21 year old female Paramedic in the UK - AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/5473/im-a-21-year-old-female-paramedic-in-the-uk-ama Hi Reddit. As the title says, my name is Dr. Lynn Webster. I’m VP of Scientific Affairs at PRA Health Sciences (PRAHS) and a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Much of my life I have worked to develop new, safer medications for pain and addiction. One of the areas of my research is to test abuse-deterrent formulations of pain medications. We’re in the middle of conducting these types of studies right now.

It’s no secret there’s an opioid/painkiller abuse crisis in the United States. A disturbing number of people have died due to abusing opioids. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the financial cost exceeds 78 billion dollars annually. But, of course, far more important is the cost in human lives. The CDC states opioids are involved in 40 deaths each day in America. This is a staggering number. It is equivalent to a jumbo jet airplane crashing every 10 days. No wonder every governmental agency, including the White House, is involved in trying to curb this epidemic.

Nearly everyone in America knows someone who has developed an addiction or overdosed on opioids. There is no discrimination with this disease. It affects every social economic class. While opioids are necessary and help some people, they can be dangerous if not taken as directed. They can also be made safer.

The good news is that we are working hard to make opioids and other medications safer and more effective. The company I work for, PRA Health Sciences, is continually exploring ways to make existing and new drugs safer.

The way we study the abuse potential of drugs is to give the drugs to people and ask them how much they like the drug. The goal is to reduce “liking” in drugs while retaining the needed effect on pain receptors. We have volunteers compare the new drug, or drug formulation, with a drug that is commonly abused. The FDA requires that we conduct these studies in people who use these drugs for recreational purposes. These are people who are not addicted to the drugs but who are using the medication without a prescription.

In the past few years, the FDA has approved several of these abuse deterrent formulations. Early research suggests the abuse deterrent formulations are safer and associated with less harm.

It is my hope that, one day, we will have medications that cannot be abused but will provide relief to those who need the help.

In the meantime, I am happy to respond to your questions. Ask about the clinical trials, types of drugs we study, risks of opioids, addiction, or anything in the field of pain management or addiction. I will do my best to answer your questions.

Additional Reading and Verification:

For more information check out my book, The Painful Truth, blog, and documentary, as well as the following articles.

Edit: Thanks for your time, Reddit! This was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who asked questions–I hope it’s been informative. Feel free to continue to answer questions and I’ll try to answer as many as I can over the next day or so.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am a Paramedic serving a diverse area from very rural to large cities. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5465/i-am-a-paramedic-serving-a-diverse-area-from-very I am a Paramedic working in California, USA, serving a large area that covers everything from desert, to mountains, to cities. I've been doing this job for 5 years and I look forward to coming to work every day.

My job is far from routine. I start off the day like any other, checking the ambulance and the equipment. After that, all bets are off. It could be car accidents, medical aids, or cliff rescues.

It's occurred to me that many people don't actually know what we do on scene, or in the ambulance. We are much more than just a ride to the hospital. Health care starts the second I walk up to you.

I know there are good questions out there so AMA!

Side note: Don't ask "what is the worst thing you've ever seen." I won't answer that.

Proof: https://imgur.com/8AX8ogT

This is a repost with adequate proof.

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalI am a Los Angeles based plastic surgeon. I have done everything from gender reassignments & testicular enlargement, to operating on A-list celebrities & government officials. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/5458/i-am-a-los-angeles-based-plastic-surgeon-i-have I've been in practice for a decade, with offices all over Los Angeles such as Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Irvine. Most of my practice consists of typical procedures such as breast augmentation, face/body lifts, liposuction and things like that but living in Los Angeles, almost every day someone walks in with an atypical request and I've met all walks of life.

My newest endeavor is a non-surgical weight loss program where patients see an average weight loss of 25 pounds in 4 weeks, and even up to 80lbs. Afterward, I lift up the skin with a full body lift. NSFW Example: http://imgur.com/Mk7mYBz

I'm also trained in reconstructive surgery, so if your legs fall off after a motorcycle accident, I reattach it.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/SreOXFw

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA I'm Dr. David Sack an addiction psychiatrist. AMA about substance-abuse on campus! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5435/iama-im-dr-david-sack-an-addiction-psychiatrist EDIT: Thank you all for the support and all the questions! It was awesome. I'm headed off to bed, as it's 5:11 AM here in Finland. I had a great time!

If you would like to continue to support Dreamloop, please, reach out to your favorite journalists and streamers and tell them about our game! :)

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax is out now in the following locations:

Xbox One

PlayStation 4 US , PlayStation 4 EU

and Steam! (-15%)

My short bio: Hey, Reddit! I'm Steve. I'm a U.S. Navy veteran who packed everything I could fit in my seabag ~10 days after finishing my service, and moved to a country I had never even visited (spoke maybe 5 words of the language) to be with the woman I love. I'm back again for another AMA. :)

Over a year ago, I founded a game studio (Dreamloop Games) with my awesome friends. We started working on Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax, a 1-4 player local co-op arcade shooter with badass giant mechs!

Today, our game is live!

How I got here: When I was in high school, I fell in love with a Finnish foreign exchange student. We started as friends, but in the year she was at my school, we grew closer and closer. On the night she was scheduled to leave, I took a chance and kissed her. That started a long and sometimes painful road of long-distance love. Shortly after we had begun dating, I joined the Navy. She flew to see me at every opportunity, but the distance was hard on us both. In spite of that distance, we fell deeper and deeper in love.

As my time with the Navy drew to a close, I had no idea what to do with my life. So I asked my best friend and lover... And she told me we should get married. So I flew to Finland, popped the question, and never came back.

I went to work in the game industry with my writing skills, business knowledge, and a profound love of games. 4 years later, I have founded my own studio, and have brought my first game to consoles!

So... AMA about being an expat, my experiences in the Navy (though I was just an Air Traffic Controller at a shore duty station), having a game studio, or being the producer/release manager for a console game!

A while back, I also wrote this little dealio about my first night in Finland, if you have any interest!

My Proof: Some pictures, and my studio's site (site got hugged to death...)

More proof, as per mod request: https://twitter.com/DreamloopGames/status/775426810951659520

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA Pharma company CEO whose drug just helped save the life of the 4th person in America to ever Survive the Brain Eating Amoeba- a 97% fatal disease. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5378/iama-pharma-company-ceo-whose-drug-just-helped What's up ladies and gents. I'm Stefan and I have been teaching people to control their dreams using 'lucid dreaming' for about a year or so.

I founded the website http://howtolucid.com (It's down right now because there's too much traffic going to it, check back in a day or two) and wrote a handful of books on the subject. Lucid dreaming is the ability to become 'aware' of the fact that you're dreaming WHILE you're in the dream. This means you can control it.

You can control anything in the dream.. What you do, where you go, how it feels etc...You can use it to remove fears from your mind, stop having nightmares, reconnect with lost relatives or friends, and much more.

For proof that I'm actually Stefan, here's a Tweet sent from the HowToLucid company Twitter - https://twitter.com/howtolucid/status/768052997947592704

Also another proof, here is my author page (books I've written about lucid dreaming) - https://www.amazon.com/Stefan-Z/e/B01KACOB20/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1471961461&sr=8-1

Ask me anything!

EDIT 1 - LOTS of people are trying to get onto my site and it's dead! It does work, just try again in a few days when this has stopped being so crazy! INSTEAD please check out my YouTube channel to see more about what I do, if the site isn't working for you.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYTEnIQJ2tpYyK0AKBUal-A

EDIT 2

Until my site is back up again, here are some useful links that I might have mentioned in my replies to you guys, these should help!

For people that have problems with reality checks - http://amzn.to/2c4LgQ1

The Binaural beats (Brainwave entrainment) I've mentioned that helps induce lucid dreams and can help you meditate - http://bit.ly/2c4MjPZ OR http://bit.ly/2bNJHCC

For people who KNOW how to lucid dream but want to learn more advanced stuff - http://amzn.to/2bAteEy

My dream journal (That I highly recommend, it's made specially for lucid dreamers) - http://amzn.to/2bNJwHI

For beginners just wanting to get started with lucid dreaming - http://bit.ly/2bzt1BO

Thanks for all the great questions guys!

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