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Bob Aronson Patient Expert

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I am an eternally gratefull heart transplant recipient . Because of this experience I have dedicated the rest of my life to increasing the supply of transplantable organs. We must put an end to the unnecessary misery and dying. I have a website, OrOrgan Transplant Patients, Families and Friends at... Full Bio
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DEA Bullying Denies Relief to Those With Chronic Pain by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson   I suffer from Chronic Pain and do millions of others and it’s getting more and more difficult to get any relief from it because two fe ... Read on »
Proposed Medicare Rule Would End Support of Anti-Rejection Drugs While We Pay More For Boondoggles by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson This is one of the most important blogs I have published.  It is a direct appeal to you to take action.  You will find the steps you need to take at the e ... Read on »
How to Avoid Scams, Frauds, Quacks and Crooks by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson When you have a serious illness you want relief and most often it does not come quickly or simply. The proper practice of medicine is measured, delibe ... Read on »
Hate to Wait? Learn While You Burn. Amazing Facts Help Pass the Time by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves is, “I don’t have time for….”  You can complete the sentence.  The fact is you only think you don’t have eno ... Read on »
Reflections — What I learned in My First 75 years by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson Introduction I turn 75 on the 17th of February 2014.  That birthday brings with it mixed emotions and a flood of memories.  Most ... Read on »
“Some Assembly Required”– The Most Terrifying Words Ever Written by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Introduction by Bob Aronson Story by Bob Huck This is a humor column.   While normally we delve into those topics that are of great interest to the donation/tr ... Read on »
Can’t Afford an Organ/Tissue Transplant? Where To Get Financial Aid by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Introduction by Bob Aronson Information provided by Transplant Living and The National Marrow Donor Program Because there is a shortage of or ... Read on »
Commonly Used Medical Terms Made Clear by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson To most of us the abbreviations and phrases used in the medical world are another language from another planet.   Few understand what is written on th ... Read on »
Does Your Doctor Work for You or for the Drug Companies? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dr. Jon W. Draud, is the medical director of psychiatric and addiction medicine at two Tennessee hospitals.  It is likely that he is well paid for his administrativ ... Read on »
Why You Can’t Get Pain Meds by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson This is not my first post on this subject and it will no be the last because Americans with real pain are suffering needlessly. Chronic pain is re ... Read on »
From Zero to HOPE in 25 Quotes by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Introduction by Bob Aronson When you are placed on the organ transplant list it is because you have been diagnosed with an end-stage disease and the only wa ... Read on »
Hospital Errors — The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson When your life has been saved in hospitals several times as mine has,  it is difficult to write a blog that is critical of those institutions but, it ... Read on »
Prescribing Abilify — Are Physicians Careful Enough? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson This blog is a wake-up call for those who take anti-depressants.  It is an attempt by Bob’s Newheart to draw attention to the drugs, the prescription pr ... Read on »
Brain Death, Organ Donation and Family Disagreement –How Is It Handled? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A note from Bob Aronson This account of the organ donation process was published by the American Medical Association in 2005.  While some of the information is da ... Read on »
Got Chronic Pain & Can’t Get Pain Meds? Here’s What You Need to Know by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Bob Aronson Chronic pain is of major interest to me because I suffer from it and have been denied treatment as well.  I have an es ... Read on »
Tobacco — The Number One Organ Killer by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Americans are outraged when they hear that 12 high school and college football players die each year due to this brutal sport and we demand that something be done ... Read on »
Life and Death and Life — The David Moore, Lance Lewis Story by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” Anne Morrow Lindberg A note from Bob Aronson This post falls under the ... Read on »
Bob’s NewHeart — The Impossible Dream by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “Some men see things as they are and say why.   I dream things that never were and say, why not” George Bernard Shaw This is post number 200 in the Bob ... Read on »
Kidney Disease — What You Need To Know by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Blog by Bob Aronson My last blog was about kidney disease and so is this one.  “Steering Toward Hope” told about Johnny Racine the Canadian father o ... Read on »
Steering Toward Hope — A Canadian’s Noble and Impassioned Effort To Save Lives by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dedicated to “Uncle Jim” MacMillan By Bob Aronson With Johnny Racine The chorus from the Mariah Carey song Hero is a fitting way to start this blog.. “An ... Read on »