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Vegetative State

How 12 Years In A Vegetative State Helped This Man Find God

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion

Martin Pistorius was just 12 years old when he fell into a vegetative state due to a rare illness. Having been given a fatal prognosis, it was unexpec...

You Can Be Completely Mentally Alert While In A Coma

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

When Martin Pistorius was 12, he was felled by a mysterious illness that slowly stripped him of his ability to move and speak. Doctors told his parent...

Vegetative States and PET Scans: Is More Information Better?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

One typically thinks of advances in medical science and technology as having unalloyed benefits. The ability to cure illness, the mitigation of pain a...

Communicating With Patients in an Intensive Care Unit

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

I have always believed that computer technology could be brought to the ICU and make a big difference in the ability of patients who suddenly found themselves unable to speak.