Your Biography and Your Stories

Philadelphia, United States

Biopage is a social networking platform that encourages people to write their story - a biography page to introduce yourself in your own words, and updating posts for important events and life experiences.

It is a social networikng place for writers. Writing skill is essential to success in our life and career path.

Biopage is available to registered users with our website, mobile iOS app, and Android app.

At the heart of BioPage, as the name suggests, is your biography. Here you tell your story in your own words, letting your personality shine through. No minimal character restraint, no cold resume feel.

You can post "Updates" with stories, photos, or videos, to showcase individual current events. Updates are in micro blogging style with a title, paragraphs, and tags. Visitors are able to like the updates, and post comments as well.

You can create and edit "On Social Media", a list of your other social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram, etc. This makes a user's Biopage page a simple portal for his or her online social life.

Biopage encourages users to write with words, and post only limited number of updates. This will make a simple and easy platform to users who feel overwhelmed with other social medias that are filled with over-flowing traffic and digital contents.

Simple direct messaging for users is available to communicate directly, either one-to-one, or in group chats.

Biopage, social media made simple.

Updated: The new contest is accepting submissions now! Please follow instructions at www.biopage.com/contest. Thank you for submitting your article for the Biopage Storytelling Writing Contest! The current contest is closed. We have received a large number of submissions, many excellent essays. It will take about 2 weeks for our Writing Contest Committee to evaluate them and choose the winners. It will be a difficult decision to make. The winners will be notified by email, and will be announced on the next writing contest webpage. Meanwhile please consider doing the followings to your essays: 1. You may still edit your essay by clicking “Edit Post”, to correct typos, and re-format your essay. Please note there is a “Poem mode” for poems. 2. Please add a picture or short video to your essay. This is important because the contest is to encourage writing in a new social media style. 3. Make sure you used "writing contest" as one of the tags. To add tags, write tag words separated by commas in the Tags field. 4. By clicking “writing contest” tag, you will be able to read essays from other writers, make comments, and communicate with the writers. 5. You are required to write a biography to introduce yourself and upload your user picture and background picture. Please make sure to change the “Name” filed in your profile to show the name you like to use and show. 6. You may want to set your account as “Public” to let us and other writers to read your essay. 7. Please download Biopage mobile app from iOS App Store or Android Google Play, sign in to your account. Later announcements may appear on your chat window there. 8. Ask your friends to read, like, and comment on your essay. You write and you want people to read your writings, and your friends should be the starting point. These are some of the factors to consider when we choose the winners, but of course your writing is most important. 9. New contest will be announced soon, you are welcome to enter again. And you can always write more Updates to your account on Biopage, and tell more stories! You can communicate with your friends on Biopage; there is a Messaging section on Biopage, you can chat with your friends on computer or Biopage mobile apps. Good luck and happy writing! Biopage Writing Contest Committee


Biopage is the place you can tell your story by writing. Write your biography to introduce yourself, and write stories as “updates” with pictures and words. Then how can you get people to read your stories, and how can you find people of similar interests to read their stories? 1. “Interests” in your profile: Do write your interests down. Clicking the keyword will show a list of people with the same interest. 2. Follow people with similar interests. 3. Enter “tag words” with your updates, separated them by commas. Clicking the tag words will lead to a list of posts having the same tag words. 4. Newsfeed shows posts of people you follow, by default. 5. Newsfeed “Popular posts” button leads to a list of selected popular articles. 6. You make bookmark the posts you like, which show under the “Bookmarks” button in Newsfeed (available on website only for now). Do you have any other ways to make friends on Biopage? Please comment below, and we can add them here. Happy writing!


New Biopage social media ID card is available on the website and Biopage mobile apps, with profile and background photos, headline, location, account link, and your unique QR code. You may want to click “Edit Profile”, make necessary changes, and to refresh your ID card. You may press the ID card then choose to save the card photo. You may text, email, or post the ID card on your website, to inform your followers. Featured #writer and #artist Hope Osborn: see her website, social links, and posted updates. https://www.biopage.com/yhosborn77


They devoted their lives, may they rest in peace. We are continuing this fight against coronavirus! (Based on list on Medscape. Please contact us for corrections.) 1. Isaac Abadi, MD, 84, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Miami, Florida 2. Ashraf Abdo, 60, General Practitioner, New York City 3. John Abruzzo, 62, Registered Nurse, Huntington, New York 4. Divinia "Debbie" Accad, 72, Registered Nurse, Detroit, Michigan 5. Lori Alioa, 56,Healthcare Social Worker, Ann Arbor, Michigan 6. Larrice Anderson, 46, Nurse, New Orleans, Louisiana 7. Madhvi Aya, 61, Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine, Brooklyn, New York 8. Earl Bailey, 45, Registered Nurse, Broward County, Florida 9. Jeffrey Baumbach, 57, Resident Nurse, Stockton, California 10. Andres Benitez, age unknown, Food and Nutrition Services, Teaneck, New Jersey 11. Araceli Buendia Ilagan, 63, ICU Nurse, Miami, Florida 12. Patrick Cain, 50, ICU Nurse, Flint, Michigan 13. Luis Caldera-Nieves, 63, Ob/Gyn, Miami, Florida 14. Ricardo Castaneda, 64, Psychiatrist, New York City 15. Rosary Celaya Castro-Olega, 63, Registered Nurse, Los Angeles, California 16. John Cofrancesco, 52, Nursing Home Administrator, New Jersey 17. Jeannie Danker, 60, Radiology, Columbus, Ohio 18. Daisy Doronila, age unknown, Nurse, Kearny, New Jersey 19. Raul D. Eslao, 53, Registered Nurse, Westland, Michigan 20. Lisa Ewald, 54, Nurse, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 21. Jessie Ferreras, 55, Primary Care Physician, Waldwick, New Jersey 22. Chris Firlit, 37, PGY6 Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Detroit, Michigan 23. Clair Marie Fuqua, 28, Receptionist, Pediatrics, Pineville, Louisiana 24. Frank Gabrin, 60, Emergency Medicine Physician, New York City 25. James T. Goodrich, 73, Neurosurgeon, New York City 26. Kevin Graiani, 56, Nurse Practitioner,Garnerville, New York 27. Ali Dennis Guillermo, 44, ICU Registered Nurse, Patchogue, New York 28. Alexander Gusev, 57,Medical Technician, Reno, Nevada 29. Rose Harrison, Long-term Care Nurse, Hamilton, Alabama 30. Douglas Linn Hickok (US Army Capt), 57, Physician Assistant, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 31. James House, 40, Registered Nurse, Detroit, Michigan 32. Alex Hsu, 67, Internal Medicine, Margate, Florida 33. Aleyamma John, 65, Registered Nurse, New York City 34. Kious Kelly, 48, ER Nurse, New York City 35. Kim King-Smith, 53, EKG Technician, Newark, New Jersey 36. Theresa Lococo, 68, Pediatric Nurse, Brooklyn, New York 37. Christopher David Matus, 46,Medical Examiner Investigator, Swartz Creek, Michigan 38. Rabbi Yaakov Meltzer, 60, Physician Assistant, Brooklyn, New York 39. Cynthia "Chi" Mendoza, 68,Retired Nurse and Hospital Volunteer, Norfolk, Virginia 40. William "Bill" Murdock, 63, MRI Technologist, Miami, Florida 41. John F. Murray, 92, Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, San Francisco, California 42. Freda Ocran, 50, Psychiatric Nurse, New York City 43. Natasha Ott, 39, Social Worker, New Orleans, Louisiana 44. Tomas Pattugalan, 70, Internal Medicine Physician, Queens, New York 45. Mark Respler, 66, Urologist, Brooklyn, New York 46. Victor C. Rivera, 77, Pediatrician,Langhorne, Pennsylvania 47. Charlie Safley, 78, Dermatologist, Memphis, Tennessee 48. Peter Sakas, 67, Veterinarian, Northbrook, Illinois 49. Elliott Samet, 69, Pediatrician,Passaic, New Jersey 50. Stephen Schwartz, 78, Pathologist, Seattle, Washington 51. Noel Sinkiat, 64, Registered Nurse, Washington, DC 52. Israel Tolentino, 33, Emergency Medical Technician, Passaic, New Jersey 53. Jesus Villaluz, 75, Patient Transport Services, Teaneck, New Jersey 54. Diedre Wilkes, 42, Mammogram Technician, Newnan, Georgia 55. Judy Wilson-Griffin, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialis, St. Louis, Missouri 56. David Wolin, 74, Radiologist, Piermont, New York


Jennifer Cole: I Lost a Patient Today

Apr 10, 2020 5 months ago

(Story by Jennifer Cole, OCRed and edited from online images posted, for easy reading.) I lost a patient today. He was not the first, and unfortunately, he's definitely not the last. But he was different. I've been an ER nurse my entire career, but in New York I find myself in the ICU. At this point there's not really anywhere in the hospital that isn't ICU, aII COVID-19 positive. They are desperate for nurses who can titrate critical medication drips and troubleshoot ventilators. I've taken care of this man the last three nights, a first for me. In the ERI rarely keep patients for even one 12-hour shift. His entire two-week stay had been rough for him, but last night was the worst. I spent the first six hours of my shift not really leaving his room. By the end, with so many medications infusing at their maximum, I was begging the doctor to call his family and let them know. "He's not going to make it", I said. The poor doctors are so busy running from code to code, being pulled by emergent patients every minute. All I could think of was the voice of my mom in my head, crying as I got on the plane to leave for this place: "Those people are alone, you take good care of them". I was the only person in that room for three nights in a row, fighting as hard as I could to keep this man alive. The doctor was able to reach the family, update them. It was decided that when his heart inevitably stopped, we wouldn't try to restart it. There just wasn't anything else left to do. Eventually, he gave up. It was just him and me and his intubated roommate in the next bed. The wooden door to the room is shut, containing infection and cutting us off from the rest of the world. I called the doctor to come and mark the time of death. I wished so much that I could let his family know that while they might not have been with him, I was. I shut the pumps down (so horribly many of them), disconnected the vent, took him off the monitor. We didn't extubate him, too much of a risk to staff. Respiratory took the vent as soon as I called. It's just a portable one, but it's life to someone downstairs. The CNA helped me to wash him and place him in a body bag, a luxury afforded only to those who make it out of the ER. Down there the bodies pile up on stretchers, alone, while the patients on vents wait for the golden spot my gentleman just vacated. We'll talk about the ER another time. My patient was obviously healthy in his life. I look at his picture in his chart, the kind they take from a camera over a computer when you aren't really prepared. A head shot, slightly awkward. I see someone's Grandpa, someone's Dad, someone's Husband. They aren't here with him. My heart breaks for them. A bus takes us back to the hotel the disaster staff resides in, through deserted Manhattan. We are a few blocks from Central Park. We pass radio city music hall, NBC studios, times square. There is no traffic. The sidewalks are empty. My room is on the 12th floor. At 7pm you can hear people cheering and banging on and pans for the healthcare workers at change of shift. This city is breaking and stealing my heart simultaneously. I didn't know what I was getting into coming here, but it's turning out to be quite a lot.



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