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No matter the size of the gland, thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP) offers next-day resolution of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms without the need for extended hospital stays or invasive surgery.
An estimated 32 million postmenopausal women in the U.S. suffer from the painful symptoms of menopause due to declining levels of estrogen.
As my firm continues to prepare income tax returns for our physician clients and their medical practices, many of our physician clients are seeing a nice reduction in their projected income tax liability for the 2018 year and if there are no major changes to the tax laws just passed, they will continue to see a nice reduction through the year 2025.
A patient says Baptist Health System’s navigator helped her find ‘new normal.’
The Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio is hosting the Best of ASCO Texas Review at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio on San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk.
A new study released in March found that many men receiving prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing do so without a comprehensive shared decision-making process, contrary to current guidelines. The American Cancer Society study, appearing in Annals of Family Medicine, finds that in both 2010 and 2015 about six in 10 men who reported recent PSA testing said they had received at least one component of shared decision making with their healthcare providers. Meanwhile, only 1 in 10 with no PSA test reported receiving any component of shared decision making in both 2010 and 2015.
Charles Hankins, MD, MBA, and Cris Daskevich, MHA, MBA, recently joined The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and CHRISTUS Health System teams, ushering in a new era of leadership and growth.
We all know someone who has a mental illness. In fact, according to the National Institute on Mental Health, one in six U.S. adults currently lives with a mental illness.1
By now you have probably heard that ketamine infusion therapy is proving itself to be a very disruptive technology in the treatment of severe treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many clinicians are beginning to understand that ketamine represents a real paradigm shift from the more traditional treatments for mental health disorders.
On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the massively complex Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. The vast majority of tax provisions are effective after 2017, but there is one particular provision to know regarding the ability to more rapidly write off new and used depreciable property purchased after Sept. 27, 2017. Much tax planning should come from this new tax law.
Denise Smith, Vice President and Private Banker for Amegy Bank in San Antonio, explains how Amegy Bank can help healthcare professionals.
Ah, that fresh New Year smell is in the air. For many, the New Year is a fresh start to tackle those resolutions made either personally or for your practice. New personal goals, new business objectives and, of course, new changes to the tax code! That’s right; Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on Dec. 20, 2017, which applies to years 2018–2025. This article will discuss the bigger picture income tax changes for both business and personal income taxes.
This minimally invasive technology temporarily reverses blood flow in the brain to prevent devastating strokes.
Each year, the list of treatment options for patients with heart problems becomes longer and more sophisticated. Finding the right treatment means finding the right providers — a choice that also is becoming more complex.
Despite steady advancements in medical care, the epidemic of chronic disease continues to affect more than half of all Americans each year, depriving millions of the quality of life they deserve while accounting for 86 percent of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual healthcare expenditures1. Cardiovascular disease, in particular, remains the No.1 cause of morbidity and mortality plaguing adults, responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths2. Legacy Heart Care — with its commitment to quality care, patient education and clinical research — is emerging on the frontline as a key player in patient-centered care. As the largest provider of Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) since 2003, Legacy’s mission is simple: to improve the health and touch the life of every patient it treats.
The human heart is a wonderful machine, but sometimes it develops problems. The major plumbing problems are well known: heart attacks, tight valves, leaky valves and weakness of the muscle in its walls.
Joint pain and swelling are common complaints for patients of all ages. These symptoms are often a result of damage to the joint (or articular) cartilage, which can be extremely painful and debilitating. Whether the damage occurs as the result of an acute trauma or degeneration over time, it can be difficult to manage for both the patient and the clinician.