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Hopkins Doctors Devise Brain Cancer Removal That Saves Face—Specifically, Yours

27 Oct

Removing tumors at the base of the skull have traditionally required going in through the facial area—sometimes with disfiguring results. However, a doctor at John Hopkins University has figured out how to reach the back of your head using the skulls natural openings.

via Doctors Devise Brain Tumor Removal That Saves Face—Specifically, Yours.

Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery for 9 months #teechy

21 Oct

Walter Isaacson, the author of the upcoming official Steve Jobs biography, told 60 minutes that Steve Jobs refused what could have potentially been a life-saving surgery. Remember, though Jobs had pancreatic cancer, he also had a very rare form that was treatable through surgery. Jobs didn’t want that surgery.


Isaacson, who had numerous conversations with Jobs, says:

“I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don’t want something to exist, you can have magical thinking…we talked about this a lot. He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it….I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner.”

via Why Steve Jobs Refused a Potentially Life-Saving Surgery.

Steve Jobs Worked the Day Before He Died #truepassion #teechy

19 Oct

From a commenter: “I agree with you. What I think some people cant begin to comprehend is what it must be like to create something like Apple, INC out of nothing and for it to become what it is. Most of us will never get to that level. People sometimes put Jobs in the same category of other CEOs but it isnt like the CEO of Sony or of Disney- Steve Jobs created co-created Apple. It was his company. And to have it start as a company in a garage to success to being kicked out of it to returning and making it the biggest tech company on the planet and one of the biggest companies of any sort is a huge accomplishment. And he didnt get it there by sitting on his ass. Ever. Even when dying. And dont forget, he had been dying for years.”

via Steve Jobs Worked the Day Before He Died.

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