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November 2010 Blog Posts (3)

My Dissection Event

My wife and I were about to embark on a 6 mile hike in Arches National Park in Moab, Utah when I lost sight in my right eye. The rangers gave her directions to the local community hospital that was about 2 miles away. It took the hospital staff about 20 minutes to determine that my condition was too severe for them to treat. They called a Medevac helicopter that transported me to St Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. It…

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Added by Deryck Muehlhauser on November 11, 2010 at 22:33 — 7 Comments

The rehabilitation lottery

Southampton NHS, where I had my aortic surgery, runs a cardiac rehabilitation service which features an 8 week monitored course of exercise and relaxation classes. However, because I do not live in the Southampton catchment area, I do not qualify. I come under Hampshire NHS which does not seem to have a similar rehabilitation service and will not fund me to attend the Southampton one. The only option I have is the GP referral service. This should allow me to attend the local sports centre for… Continue

Added by Gregory Smith on November 1, 2010 at 11:17 — 9 Comments

HAIR LOSS FROM BETA BLOCKERS?

Hi all,


Has anyone suffered from hair loss? I have been taking Bisoprolol 1.25mg for about 2 years now and my hair has definitely got thinner. I have always had a very thick head of hair so I didn't notice at first. However now I have a real problem around the crown area.


Did a bit of research on the internet to discover that a lot of other people have had this problem while taking beta blockers. My GP has confirmed this too but says that it…
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Added by Marianne Santamera on November 1, 2010 at 11:17 — 5 Comments

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