At Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, robotic surgery offers improved accuracy and faster recoveries, while the innovative use of stem cell allografts may improve the effectiveness of spinal fusion.
Big-time defrauders are not the only ones on the government’s radar these days. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) — the agency tasked with enforcing the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. §1320a-7b) — has begun cracking down on health care providers who receive kickback payments in amounts as low as $200. One recent enforcement action has shown that the government is now willing to enforce the Anti-Kickback Statute against physicians and others who solicit or receive any type of kickbacks, no matter how small the illegal payments or other remuneration might be.
At Southwest General Hospital, cardiovascular care is personal. The hospital’s Cardiology Department provides comprehensive treatment geared toward the specific needs of its community.
Obesity is a major health problem worldwide, and it has reached epidemic proportion in Western society. Evidence that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality continues to accumulate.
Lung cancer is responsible for more cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). According to the American Cancer Society, almost 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, with tobacco use being a major risk factor in the development of this cancer. However, early detection through screenings and treatment can decrease mortality rates and save lives.
This year, Methodist Children’s Hospital celebrates 15 years at the forefront of pediatric care. With a family-centered philosophy and unparalleled breadth of specialty services, Methodist Children’s Hospital provides children of the San Antonio area the highest quality care.
For many people, building a custom home is a dream come true, but the complex financing, design and construction processes can be intimidating. However, a few steps can be taken to help you prepare for this incredible undertaking.
Whether establishing new medical practices or expanding existing ones, more physicians are utilizing loans to help them reach their long-term goals.
ACell, Inc. is a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products based on its proprietary urinary bladder matrix (UBM) technology platform. ACell offers a broad range of surgical solutions, in addition to its complex wound management products.
When a practice of orthopedic surgeons turned to Lexicon Medical to grow its business, they were surprised by what happened.
Pain is such a common manifestation of various medical conditions that it has been described as the “fifth vital sign.”* Despite this pervasiveness, there is a wide variance in the ways individuals experience pain.
With only a month until 2013 ends, a few smart tax moves now can make a meaningful difference on this year’s tax bill. Before proceeding, it may be helpful to understand some of the major changes affecting taxpayers in 2013.
Community health assessments have become an integral part of community health. The Bexar County Community Health Assessment (CHA), issued every three years by The Health Collaborative (THC), has become a tool for helping Bexar County think about community health in a different way.