Laser Medicine – the New Arthritis Treatment

September 16, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley

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Dr. Fred Kahn, MD, FRCS(C), is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He talks about his career in medicine, medical practice and his use of laser medicine,www.bioflexlaser.com. He explains arthritis and its various types. He highlights the most challenging of the effects experienced by people living with the various types of arthritis. He explains how arthritis is commonly treated, how effective the treatments are, and the most serious of the treatments’ side-effects. He explains how laser medicine works, how it is used to treat the various types of arthritis, and how well it avoids the side-effects of other treatments. He says who can administer laser medicine treatment. He describes what more he would like to do through his medical practice and his work to advance the use of laser medicine for people living with arthritis, and what more he would like to see done by healthcare systems. He shares his message about laser medicine for people living with arthritis.

Family Caregivers Unite!

Family Caregivers Unite!

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Family caregivers are the people who provide care to partners, parents, children, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbors and even co-workers. They are the people who provide care when everyone else has gone home. They are the people who organize the functioning of the home for the person with special needs, and for the family as a whole. They are the coordinators of care, the managers of appointments, the preventers of loneliness, and the makers of decisions even to the point of Power of Attorney. And they are so often people who themselves are burdened with their own health challenges and who may be in only marginally better health than the persons to whom they are providing family caregiving.

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Dr. Gordon Atherley

Dr. Gordon Atherley

Dr Gordon Atherley holds the British equivalent of the Canadian PhD and MD degrees, and LLD, Honoris Causa, from Canada’s Simon Fraser University. His awards include Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK. His medical specialties are occupational medicine and public health.
As first President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the Canadian equivalent of the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, he led the creation of Canada’s electronic information service in occupational health and safety, now used in more than 40 countries.
In academia, he held senior, tenured, full-time positions, including departmental chair, in university faculties of physics, engineering, and medicine. He is the author of a textbook and numerous articles and publications.

Since retiring from medical practice, he’s built up Greyhead Associates, which critically researches the safety, effectiveness and fairness of health services for persons with special needs.
Through Virtual Care International, a company of which he’s President, he’s involved in providing sensible technology to family caregivers to help them with their responsibilities, workloads, and concerns.
Now an activist, he urges family caregivers to unite because, more and more, it’s not just their families who depend on them, it’s also the healthcare system as a whole, as it struggles to meet more and more needs of more and more people.

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