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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) Technology for Treating Open-Angle Glaucoma to be Featured on the Discovery Channel by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 12:39pm I received the following press release from Lumenis, that it’s SLT technology was going to be featured on the Discovery Channel’s Health Heroes program during the September 24-27, 2010 period. It got me thinking about how I have always been a believer that SLT is a superior first option for treating open-angle glaucoma, and that this announceme ... Read on »
Femtosecond Lasers Proposed for Use in Cataract Surgery by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 6:34pm As readers of this Journal know, I’ve been actively following developments in the use of femtosecond (FS) lasers. An old friend of mine, Larry Haimovitch, who contributes to Biomedical Business & Technology, just sent me a copy of his ASCRS 2009 report that was included in the June issue of BB&T. It features what he learned about the three compan ... Read on »
Using Lasers to Treat Vitreous Floaters: Laser Vitreolysis – Part 2 by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 05 Aug 2010 6:00pm Dr. Scott Geller was the first ophthalmologist in the United States to use a laser to treat eye floaters. He was trained by Dr. Franz Frankenhauser of Switzerland, probably the first ophthalmologist to use his YAG laser in doing work in the vitreous. When I asked Dr. Geller how he got started using his laser to treat floaters, he told me tha ... Read on »
Costs, costs, costs by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:50am As always, a thoughtful piece by Steve Bailey in today's Boston Globe, this one quoting Regina Herzlinger from Harvard Business School. An excerpt: What consumers need, she says, is greater transparency. "The premise is that they are wonderful," she says of the hospitals. "Maybe they are. I would like to see some data that shows just how ... Read on »
Cut costs, cut costs, cut costs. ... by Drew W. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:26pm Cut costs, cut costs, cut costs. That’s what we have been hearing lately (30 + years?) in order to effectively reform health care. The problem is those costs are someone’s income. In a free market economy we are able to make money as we please, and as long as someone is willing to pay, services will be provided. When we attack costs, we ... Read on »
Healthcare and its costs, patient cost estimator, home care costs, ED visits Ontario by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jun 2014 9:18pm Here is some good reading about healthcare, and healthcare costs. A patient with extensive burns and requiring a skin graft will stay in hospital on average 44.8 days with a cost of $161,925 for services. Visit the Patient Cost Estimator! The Patient Cost Estimator (PCE) is an interactive tool developed by CIHI to estimate the avera My ED vi ... Read on »
Hidden financial costs when we quit our jobs to care for our loved ones by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Sat 23 Jun 2012 12:00am I don’t need a study to tell me that leaving the workforce to become a family caregiver has cost me, financially.  All I have to do is look my puny projected Social Security. Over two decades of my adult “productive” years have been spent caring for elders and children while not working at paid employment. Eventually, I did go back i ... Read on »
The high financial cost of Lupron therapy for autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 May 2009 10:34pm Lupron therapy for autism has been controversial ever since it was first proposed by Mark and David Geier. Controversial—as in the rational for Lupron for autism was based on some of the worst junk science I have ever seen. Neurodiveristy.com has followed Lupron since the beginning ( here is but one example of the excellent reporting from neurod ... Read on »
Human and Financial Costs of Obesity: Over the past several... by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Wed 21 Aug 2013 1:48pm Human and Financial Costs of Obesity: Over the past several decades, obesity has grown into a major global epidemic. In the United States (US), more than two-thirds of adults are now overweight and one-third is obese. Here are some stats on the likely economic impact of the US obesity epidemic at the national level. Read on »
On getting bang for your buck/ The financial cost of no care by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 05 Feb 2010 12:10pm I found some statistics today I wanted to share. They are statistics for my countyBlount CountyTennessee. But it might give you a way to look at where you live. Just as a comparision Blount County probably has a little over 100,000 people. One of the common things you heard said is that people with mental illness have a greater than no ... Read on »