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.”. . . read more
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.. . . read more
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. . . . read more
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).. . . read more
New program offers medical care, social support for often “forgotten” patients
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Since 1987, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has skyrocketed more than 1,100 percent. Today, we spend $11.5 billion dollars a year on everything from educational programs to medical therapies to help those children.
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