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Hercules and his Mysterious Strokes

Submitted by jchuen on 2 August 2014 - 6:35pm

Recently I came across the story of Kevin Sorbo, the actor from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys which I must profess I never saw.

The Evolution of Varicose Veins Treatment

Submitted by jchuen on 1 June 2013 - 11:40pm

Last weekend I was invited to speak at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology Conference at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. We demonstrated a number of techniques including endovenous laser ablation surgery, endovenous radiofrequency ablation surgery, ultrasound-guided injection foam sclerotherapy, and mechanicochemical sclerotherapy with the Clarivein device.

Transplant Surge

Submitted by jchuen on 19 April 2013 - 1:17am

Since late last week we have seen a sudden increase in the number of organs being offered for transplantation. The reason was not clear until I turned on the telly the other night and saw a rerun of the ABC Four Corners episode that ran on the evening of Monday the 8th of April.

The Age: Greece's health: failing, ailing

Submitted by jchuen on 14 June 2012 - 6:10am

The Age today carries an article on the impact of Greece's failing economy on the health system.

Many of us in Australia consider health care to be a basic right. In many developing countries, and even in some First World countries, health care is not automatic and is a luxury rather than a basic necessity.

The Age's Karren Kissane writes:

"IT'S A bad idea to be old or sick in a country that's going bankrupt.

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