Friday, January 9, 2009

The Doctors.Com Afternoon TV Show and CIs

What is up with the latest spikes in media coverage of CIs? Is there any hopeful agenda for the Obama administration to be more sympathetic to the urges of cochlear implant surgery among deaf youngsters?

The latest media coverage of CIs found yesterday, 1/8/09 on the syndicated tv show - "The doctors.com", a medical reporting tv show about the CIs on deaf youngsters.

http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/info_finder Please type cochlear implant on Search and will show you different 8 CI features from this show. The title of "Procedure ..." is the main feature of yesterday's tv show - http://thedoctorstv.com/main/procedure_list/47


The hunky male host of "The Doctors" seems skeptical and disapproved of the idea of cochlear implant surgery on deaf babies thru his facial expression and body language. The parents of deaf baby daughter heavily emphasized "That is not a cure for deafness".

http://www.thedoctorstv.com/LandrysMom

We are living in the period of economic instability right now. We do not need any government or private insurance spending on non-medical/health necessity like the mega-thousands cost of cochlear implant surgery on per child.


We ought to persuade "The Doctors" syndicated tv show to let the former cochlear implantees make their presence (show up) on TV to let the general public that there are real downsides to the cochlear implant surgery on non-consented deaf babies and youngsters.


It's time for the balanced news reporting on the issue of CIs before distressed and emotional parents of deaf babies and youngsters do the lifetime damage to their own offspring and children!


We must keep the watchful eye on the media coverage of cochlear implants on deaf babies and youngsters.


Unfortunately, there is no written transcript available from "The Doctors". Just the DVD on particular episode.


ASLize yours,

Robert L. Mason (RLM)

28 comments:

  1. Oh, no they have no idea about cohlear implant is kind of bad idea to put it in too young baby to wear it.

    I cannot deal with that situation. I missed the show yesterday. Darn it !

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  2. Deaf Pixie,

    You really could send the letter of request via email message to the DoctorTv.com (correct email address??) for sending you the segement on this CI surgery on deaf female baby.

    Here is my email address -
    rlmdeaf@hotmail.com I will explain to you privately how to do this. I have to keep the AGBAD from sabatoging our efforts to outreach and educate the parents of deaf baby and children. Okay?

    RLM

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  3. I am the mother of the deaf baby featured on "The Doctors" and am very interested in reading any educational pieces that you would like to send. We agonized over this decision and spent almost a year reading every piece of literature and website we could get our hands on. Based on the progress we have seen in Landry over the last 2 months, we feel confident that we made the right decision.

    We remain true to our belief that the CI is not right for everyone; we also feel strongly that parents should not be pushed into believing that this is the "only" option for their deaf child and wish that there was a happy medium between the deaf and Deaf world...

    My email is kelliagnich@gmail.com

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  4. I would like the email address so that i can obtain locale availability to medical treatment of extream pain of the heal and arch of a adult female. We live in phoenix, az. A short display was presented on THE DOCTORS TV PROGRAM FEB 5 2009, CHANNEL 3 aT 2:PM
    yOUR RESPONCE WOULD BE GREAQTLY APPRECATED.

    R REED
    SRREED2727@Q.com

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  5. I am 60 years old and no insurance and I have found out this week i have lymphemeda in my arms and hands. Second stage. I have been reading trying to find answers on what to do besides wearing bands to compress the fluid which are not cheap. Can one of you help me with some answers on what to do.E-Mail CarliC2@aol.com My name is Carliss Cline and I am in Houston, Tx

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  6. How would you educate athletes
    how they can prevent concussion?

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  7. Dear drs
    I am a 35year old woman and I've tried all sorts of excersises. But i've found it hard to loose my belly fat and i don't know what to do. Can you help me.

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  8. SINCE WHEN HAS SEX BECOME RECREATON?
    WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER IF MEN KEPT
    ALL THE BLOOD IN THIER BRAINS?
    COMMON SENCE SAYS IF YOU USE OR
    ABUSE YOUR BODY IT WEARS OUT
    IF ALL MEN NEED VIAGRA WHEN THEY AGE, ISN'T THAT A CLUE?
    THE PURPOSE OF MARRIED SEX IS FOR INTAMACY AND CREATION!!!
    IF MEN ALWAYS MASTERBATE
    AND USE ALL THIER SPERM, AS THEY AGE
    THIER SPERM IS MORE LIKELY TO NOT
    BE THE BEST QUALITY!
    INTELLEGENT PEOPLE DON'T USE SEX AS
    RECREATION1

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  9. I wish you could tone down the music on the show. It is so loud that I can't hear what people are saying. I do not have a hearing problem.

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  10. For the most part, I love the show and think it offers so much to all of us about our health and how to care for ourselves. I just think with all the hype and pressure on looking good, there is a little too much about plastic surgery, implants, botox, etc. There is nothing wrong with growing old gracefully and feeling okay about yourself as you are!

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  11. I am a 56yr old female that has been diagnoised with diabeta imspidous.I have done a lot of research.I found myself in trouble the other day fasting 12 hours for test and they could get only a few drops of blood.The nurse kept asking me if I was Ok.It took me 3 days to get enough fluids back in...This catches me off guard a lot of the time..K McLean Calgary Alberta

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  12. I am really enthused that you are talking about college drinking today. I have witnessed many students who have drank to the point of passing out, some students ended up with alcohol poisoning. I don't think that parent's realize that drinking on college campuses is a real problem. I have going to college for about 9yrs and have witnessed many fights, screaming matches, and violence. I had to call the police more times than I can remember. The bars are also part of the problem. Many bars, surrounding the college's, have what they call Thirsty Thursdays, which is drinking for cheap.
    When student's turn 21, they go to the bars and drink 21 shots of liqour. This is so dangerous for these students. I am not sure how to help parent's realize that their children can be in danger of drinking especially if they are far away from home. Many of these student's become alcoholics, and can not even go to their classes, and cannot do with out a drink.

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  13. I need some help for my baby sister, she is 46 has diabetes and has NOT felt her feet in over 3 yrs. BUT if you come close to them she will FREAK..... Just the thought of someone touching them is more than she can handle.Is there something you can tell me she has been to DR after DR. She is taking Byeta now so she can get around during the day she is taking shots and Im SO SCARED SHE IS GONNA GIVE UP CAUSE SHE HURTS MOST OF THE TIME...PLEASE CONTACT ME csuzi10@yahoo.com we live in Fla. 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee,15 miles from Apalachicola the best oysters in the world....

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  14. My mother has dry itchy skin, it's red and flakey, she's alway itching until she bleeds, the doc's that she's went to have tried everything, and it works for alittle bit, then it no longer is effective, she's tried all kind of different lotions, and they akso work for alittle bit of reliefe, but she always goes back to itching sometime almost immedatly, do you have any sugestions, for my Mother, I can't stand to see her always crying because her skin is so irrated, "Please Help !!!!"
    Thank You
    Mrs. Diamond LaRue/Campbell

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  15. Could you please consider a discussion on the rare neurological disorder Dystonia? There is not enough information out there about it. For 30 years I saw countless doctors seeking answers to my bizarre symptoms and 'migraine' pain. I was finally diagnosed with genetic cervical dystonia in May of 2008. We have to find a way to bring it into the media light;we need to find a cure for this horrible disorder and the other movement disorders, too!

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  16. I am 62 yrs old and have recently had a light pain in my right breast which sometimes I feel into my back. About 2 days ago this rash appeared below and to the right of my breast. Unsure if this could be serious. Please give advise if you could

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  17. Eveama,

    For your own info, I am not a doctor myself. Okay?

    Call your local clinic to find out. Okay?

    RLM

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  18. siobhanwashingtonApril 23, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    my three year old daughter had a cold soar on her lip since she was about one, i had popped it so it would go down, is that something i should worry about?i also have really bad breath i use everything i know to use , do you have any suggestions on what i could do?

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  19. i have a 19 year old sister who is special ed who has diabetes, what could i do help her to eat right and exercise?she always has an i dont care attitude,she seems to not know how important it really is.

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  20. After having three blood clots, no doctor will give me hormones. I have hot flashes and would like some help. I have seen a bio-identical clinic and the doctor said she doesn't know what to do with me. Would bio-identical hormones be harmful. It is very expensive and is not covered under insurance??

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  21. iwatch your show. I wish you would all disscuss things like asthma broncis and copd as i have both and I would like to know what I can do to get my life back

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  22. i always watch your show

    can you help me ....every time i get my period i i always get an east infection ...its so itchy and i can never sit down or go to school. i talked to my doctor about it. and all he says is dont wear tampons. so i stoped wearing them and i still get the infection. is there anything i can do to make it go away.

    Please help..

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  23. Nils HåndlykkenJune 7, 2009 at 4:59 AM

    Progam dealing with coloring of food was send i norwegian chan FEM today.Farmed salmom get the color from natural prodused asthasantin extracted from shrimps and red fungies , and is a good antioksydant also used i in healtcareproducts like "vitapro".
    No reason for this negative attatude like you did today.

    Nils Håndlykken , Urke , Norway

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  24. Hey guys. Great show. Loving it. The show helps me alot. I never mis it for anything. What is the best way to keep ur diabetes under control? Hm diabetic, i also do sport and i lost 20kg in 2 months. Is there any chance that i can can gain weight without using steriods?

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  25. I watched today's show on "bio-identical hrt". I had a total abdominal hysterectomy about 15 years ago and suffer all the menopause symptoms still!! I tried synthetic hormones, but they shot my blood pressure sky-high even with low doses, so I had to quit them. It's obviously too late now get get my levels drawn, so is there anything I can do about getting bio-identicals and to try different levels with them? Please help!! I'm feeling suicidal! Thanks, Cindi

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  26. To all of the "doubting Thomas's" out there--I've been suffering from chronic diarrhea for many years and have tried very expensive cures and tests to remedy the situation without success, so when I saw Robin McGraw on your show yesterday talking about eating "burnt toast" as a good home remedy I thought "what have I got to lose"? I not only ate 2 pieces of burnt toast, but I put "All Fruit" jelly on it and it was whole grain (usually no-no foods for diahrrea sufferers) and this morning after drinking my 3 cups of espresso coffee (yes, espresso, another no-no)I had the first normal bowel movement in YEARS, so thank you so much Robin--I'm thrilled to death!!!! xoxoxo!!!

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  27. i have a question i was told that if you have sex before your period you would have a girl. but you you had sex after you would have a boy is this true.

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  28. Hi, Im from Mexico City, Please, I heard in the program about a cram to put on the neck, its for hot flashes in the menopause, can you tell me the name of the cream

    thank you

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