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January 8th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

The 'new Thomas Edison'

Dean Kamen has been called the new Thomas Edison. He's invented more than four-hundred medical devices.

Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently traveled to Kamen's idea factory – his home in New England – to check out his latest innovations and to hear some interesting ideas about health care reform.

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Filed under: Health • Tech
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  1. Facenia Feigl

    We really need your help or suggestions. My husband is so miserable. He lays on the couch allday. He is so weak and doesnot eat much he is losing weight because of his shingles I assume. Please telll me something I can do to he[p him.

    Ms. Feigl
    Burlington NOrth Carolina 336-584-1992

    January 9, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  2. Facenia Feigl

    Dr. Gupta, Will you please do a series on Shingles my husband has shingles, and he is in constant pain even when he takes medication. Can you come by and visit our home in North Carolina. You may reach us at 336-584-1992. I am very worried about him because he's had shinglesfor 5 months he hurst day and night even. Nothing seems to be working even the medication for pain. You are welcome to do a story on my husband, the worst case of shingles I have ever heard of.. Can you suggest something else we can do about his situation? Please help him.

    January 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm |

    Dr. Gupta's discusion healthcare with Dean Kamen on healthcare:

    Inventor Dean Kamen should be aware of the billions of dollars that Obama's Recovery program is spending on research that is only putting money into the pockets of scientists, doctors, healthcare industries and pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, the tazpayer's who is providing the money is not at all receiving better quality healthcare, in fact-the resdearch is to protect the medical profession and the most corrupt and unethical of all--the pharmaceutical companies. If elected and appointed officals would govern with ethical values, accountability, respnsibility and integrity-all Americans would have the chance and choice for qualtiy of life..

    January 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm |