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Patient Education Seminar
On April 18th, 2013, the Stony Brook Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center will host a Patient Education Seminar on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with guest speaker Dr. Henry Prince. This seminar will be held at the MS Comprehensive Care Center at 179 Belle Mead Road in East Setauket, NY. Light refreshments served. Call 631-444-2694 for registration or more information.
Push Pause, on FiOS1 Long Island features Hyperbaric Medical Solutions and the benefits hyperbaric oxygen therapy has on many conditions including multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, autism, and more. Check it out here:
Hyperbaric Medical Solutions was a proud sponsor of the Cure MS Foundation of New York‘s Candelight Gala at Villa Lombardi’s. We had a wonderful evening and want to thank the Lombardi Family and Cure MS Foundation for running a fantastic event.
Cure MS Foundation of New York is hosting its 3rd annual Candlelight Gala to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research at Stony Brook University. Hyperbaric Medical Solutions is proud to be co-sponsoring a study with CureMS and Stony Brook University Medical Center on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. HMS’ Medical Director, Dr. Henry Prince, will be speaking at this year’s gala at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook, NY. Visit curemsfoundationofny.org or call 631-471-6609 for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
HMS would like to congratulate its patient and Cure MS Foundation of New York founder, Filomena Lombardi, on being named Village Times Herald’s Woman of the Year in Business. As the article details, Filomena’s foundation has contributed generously to the Stony Brook Foundation to support multiple sclerosis research. Filomena has also been instrumental in assisting certain individuals with financial hardships to access HMS’s services. She is also working with Dr. Patricia Coyle and HMS’s medical director, Dr. Henry Prince, to establish a study of the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of MS. Once again, congratulations Fiolomena! Article can be found here.
With two offices, in Medford and Woodbury, we are conveniently sandwiched between the glitz of New York City to the west, and the sandy shores of the Hamptons to the east. People love Long Island.
Unfortunately, so do mosquitos. Which means mosquito bites.
Those innocent, itchy bumps that used to be just a minor annoyance of childhood summers catching fireflies, now give us pause for concern. And while the threat of new infection dips temporarily as autumn turns to winter, hbo-therapy… and the video link below… gives hope to those suffering the lingering effects of a recent infection.
The West Nile Virus (WNV) is commonly carried and spread from mosquitoes to humans by way of a mosquito bite. In recent years, this has become an increasing problem on Long Island and elsewhere, with deaths from WNV making headlines each year. Long Islanders have become more vigilant in their use of repellants, long sleeves, and screened enclosures to decrease their chances of infection. But it only takes one bite.
WNV cases are classified as either “neuroinvasive” or “non-neuroinvasive”.
Cases that affect the nervous system are referred to as “neuroinvasive”, and can result in encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord) or acute flaccid paralysis (inflammation of the spinal cord that may result in sudden weakness of the limbs or breathing muscles). * Neuroinvasive cases can also produce severe symptoms including coma, convulsions, vision loss, paralysis, muscle weakness, high fever, headache, disorientation, and sometimes result in permanent neurological impairment. Alternatively, cases may be “non-neuroinvasive”, which primarily produces “West Nile” fever, but may also include symptoms like headache, nausea, and rash, which may last up to several weeks. Or you may have no symptoms at all.**
CBS News reported that, as of September 25, 2012, there have been 3,545 cases of WNV, and 147 deaths from it, in the United States this year. **
While WNV is not often fatal, it can leave survivors with lingering, life-altering conditions including extreme fatigue, impaired ability to walk or move, and short term memory loss.
The delivery of pure, concentrated oxygen, under pressure, through HBO-therapy may help repair damaged cells.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help WNV in their quest to regain their old lives back. Click this link for the video and story of a WNV survivor who credits HBOT for helping to get her back in motion after WNV: http://bit.ly/Vmd1yd
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Q: Have you or has anyone you know suffered from West Nile Virus? Did HBOT help, if used? Please share your story.
Photo Credit: James Gathany. Image is in the public domain and provided courtesy of CDC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anopheles_albimanus_mosquito.jpg
It’s Veteran’s Day this week and HMS of Medford and Woodbury, Long Island’s premier provider of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO-Therapy), has a special offer for combat-injured veterans or active service members diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
HMS wants veterans to know that their sacrifices are appreciated and have not been forgotten. So in honor of Veteran’s Day, we have an exciting offer:
New patients who are veterans or active service members and meet the above criteria should contact HMS this week to set up a free consultation with an HMS physician, normally valued at $200.00, to evaluate whether treatment with HBO-Therapy may benefit you. And there’s more…
HMS will be donating up to twenty (20) HBO-Therapy sessions per qualified patient for up to twenty (20) medically-qualified veterans or active service members who call or stop in to one of HMS’s locations by November 17, 2012, to schedule an initial free consultation. The offer will be open until the 20 patient maximum has been reached, or until Saturday, November 17, 2012…whichever comes sooner*.
Wondering how HBO-Therapy can benefit soldiers? Check out this amazing video footage about a veteran with PTSD and TBI: http://www.wwltv.com/news/health/Army-major-seeing-success-with-LSU-hyperbaric-treatment-177769881.html
As you can see from the video, HBO-Therapy is a medically supervised, non-invasive treatment, generally free from side effects of traditional medical interventions or medications. This could be the answer for you or your loved one. Why not consider this opportunity to find out?
This offer of a free consultation and free HBO-Therapy is subject to additional restrictions and requirements, including but not limited to patients providing acceptable proof of service; having both a medical clearance to undergo HBO-Therapy and one of the above diagnoses from a licensed physician; and having a chest x-ray prior to beginning treatment (HMS is actively seeking a radiology provider to donate or discount such services, but cannot guarantee same, in which case the x-ray is the patient’s financial responsibility.) There are also time requirements concerning the commencement, frequency of, and conclusion of the complimentary therapy sessions. Further, if it is determined that you do have medical insurance coverage for all or part of the 20 HBO-therapy sessions, HMS reserves the right to bill your insurance.
. Patients may be asked to complete surveys/questionnaires and/or a brief video interview before commencement and at conclusion of treatment.
In addition, (as is the case for any HMS patient) if for any reason, at any time, a HMS physician determines it is not medically or otherwise advisable for a patient to commence or continue with HBO-Therapy, HMS can refuse to commence or can discontinue providing such therapy either temporarily or permanently. In no circumstance is any patient or potential patient entitled to any cash or equivalent services value, or compensation of any kind with respect to this offer and expressly acknowledges, accepts, and waives any such claim by pursuing treatment via this offer.
So if you are a veteran or active service member who is suffering from PTSD or TBI, please call HMS as soon as possible to set up your consultation. And if you know of any veterans, or veterans’ organizations, who may be interested in this wonderful opportunity, please forward this information to them.
HMS, on behalf of a grateful nation, wants to help our suffering vets. Please call for your free consultation today.
*This limited offer is not a contest or raffle. This offer is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. All entrants or participants completely release Facebook for any claims. Prospective participants are disclosing their information to HMS, not Facebook. You may not pursue the offer on HMS’s Facebook, but rather through the HMS blog instructions to telephone the HMS office.
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HMS is excited to announce its recent addition of Matthew Alti, RPA-c. Matt is a physician assistant who previously worked as a hyperbaric technician at various hospital-based hyperbaric units on Long Island. Matt also works as a physician assistant in emergency medicine.