200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes of world health

In this video the story of world health is told by Swedish academic superstar Hans Rosling. Here statistics come to life when he fantastically illustrates global health graphically as it is tied to development over the last 200 years.

As we move towards a world economy and global health converges with the resources of developing countries, advances in health like the CCSVI liberation procedure could mean nearly everyone in the world will have access to technologies that increase life expectancy and produce meaningful contributions by individuals who may have otherwise not survived.  It’s a privilege to be on this kind of journey, first-hand.

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CCSVI Screening in Action

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Here, Nicole Feigenbutz demonstrates a CCSVI screening.  This footage was taken for use as b-roll for news coverage and it shows the method used to look for the condition.

We screen patients from all over the world for candidacy for the liberation procedure. Interesting enough, the majority of our patients come to us from Canada.

Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency is theoretically the cause of Multiple Sclerosis and its associated symptoms.

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The power of video

As we’ve been growing our practice and our online presence, we are of course thinking of how we can best communicate the power of the CCSVI liberation procedure.  We realized that we need more photos and we really need patient testimonials.  If you are reading this and you are a patient or the loved one of a patient, it’s important to document your journey.  Not just so that we can put it up on our website but because video documenting your journey can be a powerful and moving experience.  We’ve watched videos of people just like you from around the world that have found us sitting at our computers weeping with the joy of watching hope transform into reality.

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Demystifying the Complete Blood Count

We stumbled across this article in the New York Times that demystifies the numbers behind Complete Blood Counts.  Often patients receive this record and have no idea what the numbers mean.  In this interactive chart the NYT helps you understand what each component and its requisite score means.

We think it’s pretty nifty, what do you think?

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On February 6th, 2011, posted in: News & Views by

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Canadian CCSVI Early Study Report

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the MS Society of Canada have just released their report on the progress of the seven CCSVI studies that they funded June 2010. Although the first six months are crucial, we probably won’t see widespread results for a while. Still the fact that rigorous protocols are being set up and they are successfully recruiting patients is a great sign of things to come. 
As one epidemiologist that has been involved in the research stated in his blog post: It can be a frustrating time in the early part of a study when we want the research to bear out quickly what we believe it will ultimately show–that CCSVI is a condition that is responsible for the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and that the liberation procedure is a tool that restores health and vitality to those suffering from the disease.  For more on the early report, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/news/news-detail/index.aspx?nid=4520

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Matt’s Story

Room for Hope

Day One

We just completed our trip to Seattle. The mood was overwhelmingly positive and excited. Several great presentations were made to help MS patients understand the basics of CCSVI and the liberation procedure and to provide them an opportunity to interact with health care professionals and other people coping with MS. (more…)

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On February 1st, 2011, posted in: Patient Stories by

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Big Event in Seattle

Time: January 28, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
Location: R.E.I. Flagship Store Conference Room
Street: 222 Yale Avenue North
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98109

Please join us for the first ever CCSVI in Seattle Provider and Patient Information Night.

Our event will include a live interview via Skype with David R. Hubbard, M.D. and Founder of the Hubbard Foundation in San Diego, CA.

As well as presentations by:
Marie A. Rhodes, RN and author of CCSVI As the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis: The Science Behind the Controversial Theory.

Eric Feigenbutz, RVT and President of Arizona Doppler Specialists, LLC in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ.

Michael Lavor, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Saguaro Surgical in Tucson, Arizona.

A patient representative from Vascular Access Center in Tukwila, WA.

And more information from the CCSVI Alliance.

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On January 25th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by