The Future of Healthcare: Free Will Or Determinism?


Apple’s latest announcement of the Apple Watch made me take a deep breath, pause, and consider the impact to healthcare. To patients. To communities. To me.

On the one hand I am a total technology freak. I love my toys, my gadgets, and how things are designed. How some stick out like a sore thumb and others meld into the background and become common in our daily lives.

With the announcement of the Apple Watch, it made me think about the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report. I can remember Capt. John Anderton using his fingers to move data, images, facts, and figures around on a translucent screen. I remember the solid oak balls rolling effortlessly down the slide. Only to reach the bottom with a name engraved on the ball of a person who is predicted to commit a crime in the future.


It forces us to ponder the question…

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Who is Purple Chick?

Dedicate , Leonard Stanley Thornley, who died from Polycystic Kidney Disease aged 36 from an Aneurism suddenly. I was 11.


Dedicate my 1st Blog to my Dad, Leonard Stanley Thornley, who died from Polycystic Kidney Disease aged 36 from an Aneurism suddenly. I was 11.

Hello everyone, well here I am with my Blog, after deliberation, urged by others and me making time to do this, I would love now to share with you a little more about Purple Chick and how I came to be and what I am doing in the RENAL and ORGAN DONATION arena.

I could share my Polycystic Kidney Disease story, however, through reflections I will share, you will get to know more. What is important to share now is where I am in my life in the moment and what is happening in the World I seem to have created and am an active part of.

I have gone from ME, Lorraine Pooley, Lorri, Lozza, Fairy, to becoming Purple Chick and how in becoming…

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Researchers find human menstrual blood-derived cells ‘feed’ embryonic stem cells

October 7, 2014 · by David O’Connell · in Biotechnology industry, iPS Cells, Personalized Therapies, Regenerative Medicine. ·Hematopoietic stem cell, human stem cell, Induced pluripotent stem cell, iPS cell, iPS cell bank, Life extension, Medicine, Mesenchymal stem cell, Microarrays, nature, nerve cell, neural stem cell, Neuron, Personalized medicine, Pluripotent Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine, Research and development, Science and Technology, Stem cell, stem cell research, Stem Cell Transplant, Stem Cell Treatment, Stem cells, Stem-cell therapy, Telomerase, Tissue (biology), Tissue engineering, TransBio-Tex, transbiotex, transplantation, Tumor, United States

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