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Tourists Come For The Sun, Stay For The Surgery

Doctors at UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health consult patients from dozens of states as more prove willing to travel for medical care

Orlando, Fla (September 2014) - The first time Amy Caterina came to Orlando, Florida from her home in San Diego, she did what most tourists do; she took her son to Disney World, drove east to check out the beach and watched a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral.

She also made time to visit a team of plastic surgeons at UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health.  “I read online about a procedure they are doing for lymphedema patients and I was hoping they could help me,” she said.  “Turns out everything fell into place, so, four months later I came back.”

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First-of-a-Kind Surgery In U-S For Severe Headaches

Doctors test device designed to “turn off” cluster headaches

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – For the first time in the United States doctors have surgically inserted a small neurostimulator behind the cheekbone of a patient in an attempt to treat cluster headaches, which are more rare and more painful than migraines.  Paul Alterio, a 39-year old father of two from Lexington, Ohio underwent the procedure at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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O-R Tactic Cuts Drug Risks In Kids, Admissions By 98%

Doctors Use Ultrasound to Find & Numb Certain Nerves, Eliminate Opioids for Pain

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Any parent whose child has undergone surgery can tell you how nerve-racking it can be.  Not only do parents worry about the pain associated with surgery, but also the drugs that are often used to control it.

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After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP
Usage Soars

An additional two hours of therapy per night, and patients maintained improvement three months later

DENVER, CO -- August 18, 2014 -- Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea.  He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk of heart attack, stroke and car accidents.  Fed up, Brugger went to his doctor, who suggested he use a CPAP machine, which delivers air through a face mask while he sleeps to keep his throat open with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

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Optimized Care Network Joins TEDMED’s ‘The Hive’

Personalized Digital Healthcare on Display

(Washington, D.C.) Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio based Optimized Care Network (OCN) is one of only 90 startup companies nationwide to be selected to participate in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 10-12.

 

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