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First of all I want to thank all of you for the constant stream of support messages I’ve received over the past few weeks for my family and my father’s upcoming heart surgery. Thank you so much.
It’s no secret that since I first found out about my father’s condition, I’ve been studying and reaching out to some people in the medical community to help me better understand what exactly goes on in coronary artery disease, as well as the surgery involved (in the case of my father, quadruple bypass surgery), and what we can all do to most effectively help him recover and maintain a healthy lifestyle beyond this.
During this process I’ve come across a great deal of information on the advances the healthcare field has made along with technology, and I can’t help but feel the utmost respect for the people behind the remarkable stories and discoveries made over the past few years.
It would be nearly impossible to post here all the great videos and articles out there (and you would be scrolling down for days), so I narrowed it down to just a few of the excellent videos available online from the TEDMED Conferences, which will introduce you to some of the people behind this fascinating world of medical technology, and how they are helping save and improve people’s lives everyday. I hope you enjoy them.
Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival: from double lung transplant, and of her spirit, fueled by an unwavering will to sing.
Scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows sophisticated new tools for analyzing data.
David Pogue explains how the iPhone might save lives.
Dr. Keshavjee mesmerizes as he unveils a breathing lung on stage and describes how this technology is saving lives.
Eric Silfen of Philips talks about combining biomedical data in new ways.
Eric talks about the frontiers of wireless medicine.
Finally, I’d like to leave you with this quote and video from Bill Gates on how vaccines are saving children’s lives:
Bill Gates: Vaccines Save Lives.