Archives for October 2011

The Market For Medical Tourism

While some insurance companies have jumped on board with medical tourism the uninsured is still a major market for this. According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are more than 50 million Americans that do not have health insurance; this number is said to rise with the increasing cost of health insurance. This is a large number of patients that could choose to leave the … [Read more...]

New “Genesis Plus” Laser Eradicates Toenail Fungus Significantly

Genesis Plus, a new laser procedure for treating toenail fungus without the downtime, risk of medication, or repetitive treatments associated with today’s other alternatives, is now available from Ilan Bazak, DPM at the foot clinic. “There is no other laser like this…it has multiple applications for toenail fungus, scars and warts” said Ilan Bazak. With integrated … [Read more...]

Technion Scientist Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, it was announced today. The Technion is now home to three of the four Israelis in the country's history to be awarded the Nobel Prize in science.   Prof. Shechtman, of the Technion Department of Materials Engineering, won the award for his … [Read more...]

New monitor could revolutionize diagnosis of bladder cancer

The indignity and discomfort faced by bladder cancer patients may top the long and unpleasant list of cancer-related woes. Diagnosing and monitoring the disease is done via an optical device called a cystoscope inserted into the bladder through the urethra. Patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), the most common form of the disease, are supposed to undergo … [Read more...]

From Paralysis to Mobility

Several months ago, a soldier who had been injured in a training accident arrived by emergency helicopter to Rambam. Having sustained a spinal injury, the soldier was completely paralyzed from the waist down. Worse yet, his doctors were not even sure he'd live through the night. To save the soldier's life, … [Read more...]