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    Ted Harrison
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    Outside of Panama

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  1. In the last week or two I've made several ACH transfers from my Global Bank checking account to a checking account at another bank. Each time the bank has sent the money to a SAVINGS account rather than the recipient's checking account. Since the savings accounts don't really exist, the money disappears from my account, but never reaches the recipient's account. Despite these failed transfers Global Bank has not restored the money to my account. Their customer service so far does not have a clue as to what's going on. Is anybody else having this problem with ACH transfers from Global or is it just me?
  2. In 2007 (before we started using PRP in prolotherapy) Jane Brody wrote an article in the New York Times: http://bit.ly/prolorx
  3. At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist I have to say that the article by Dr. Schmerling is typical of the kind of answer you would get from any mainstream medical doctor who is unfamiliar with the topic and hasn't bothered to educate himself. You know the saying about doctors and new ideas: "If they're not up on it then they're down on it." Dr. Schmerling says, "The theory is unproven" and, "I could find only a few articles in the medical literature that critically evaluate its effectiveness..." He didn't look very hard. Anyone can go to PubMed (the National Library of Medicine's database of the medical literature) and do a search on "prolotherapy" and get 200 article citations. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, because in most medical literature the term prolotherapy is not used. It's called "regenerative injections" or something similar. But that article was published three years ago. A lot of research has been done in the last three years. In fact, just one year a later an editorial in the prestigious medical journal Arthroscopy pronounced, "Platelet-rich plasma injections, in a systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 Level I randomized control trials, were found to provide more pain relief and better functional outcomes than hyaluronic acid in patients with knee osteoarthritis at 12 months after injection. The time has come for those of us who have not yet tried platelet-rich plasma injections in our patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis to do so." Platelet-rich plasma is, of course, what we use in prolotherapy these days.
  4. Medical laser treatments can make you look and feel better. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus - Our new treatment is even more effective Remove dark skin spots and discoloration - usually takes only a treatment or two. Is your face red? - Rosacea and spider veins can be instantly treated. Hair in the wrong places? - unwanted upper lip and facial hair can be quickly eliminated. Facial rejuvenation - regenerate your facial skin; smooth fine wrinkles; improve skin tone and color. Warts, tattoos, melasma, psoriasis, acne and a host of other problems can also be treated. Dr. Harrison works with Dra. Digna Diaz here in Boquete. For details of our laser treatments please visit our US website: www.rejuvacare.org. For questions please email Dr. Harrison at questions@bajareque.com. For an appointment please call Dra. Diaz at 6615-6740.
  5. Could someone record this talk, please? I'm really interested, but I'm not in Panama at the moment.
  6. Or your hips, back, shoulder, . . . ! Many of you have asked about the availability of prolotherapy treatment for arthritis, especially of the knees and hips. This year we have obtained a centrifuge for the Alfa Clinic so that they can prepare PRP for prolotherapy treatments. This will cut the number of necessary treatments by half, so you’ll get better quicker. Last week we treated our first three patients here in Boquete with PRP prolotherapy, so our clinical system here is now tested and proven. Prolotherapy is the only known way to cure osteoarthritis. It’s also very good for chronic sprains and strains. It takes two treatments, on average, about a month apart and the success rate is greater than 80%. If you’re interested in getting into the details please visit our website pages for: Arthritis: http://rejuvacare.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=188&Itemid=469 Back pain: http://rejuvacare.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=187&Itemid=470 In Boquete we work with Dra. Diaz at the Alfa clinic on main street downtown. For an appointment in Boquete please call Dra. Diaz at 6615-6740. For questions about pricing or more detailed information about the treatments send your email to: questions @bajareque.com. Theodore Harrison, MD MBA FACEP ABAARM Rejuvacare PC
  7. My iMac trackpad has broken. Where is the closest spot to get a new one?
  8. My water heater has only two controls. One is allegedly for water temperature and the other for flame intensity. I can understand water temperature in that I assume the heater measures temperature in the outflow and adjusts the flame to give more or less heat depending on where the temp is relative to the desired temp. But flame intensity is beyond me. Is this a way to control gas usage so that even if water doesn't get hot enough the flame is controlled to use less gas? Or what? I don't think this is a problem of fluctuation in water pressure as it behaves very consistently regardless of day or time.If we turn on two taps we get hot water. If we turn on only one we don't. Electric heater and tank heaters are pretty much out of the question. Anyone have a recommendation for a particular make/model of on-demand gas heater that will do the job?
  9. We had a new on-demand water heater installed last year, but now it's on the blink already. Apparently it's "too big" in that it requires a certain amount of hot water flow to start the heater part. And just one faucet turned all the way on is not enough flow. So whenever we want hot water we have to turn on two faucets! So this does not appear to be fixable. Can anyone recommend a good solid on-demand water heater model that is more reliable and less temperamental than average?
  10. We have a relatively new (one year old) on-demand gas water heater that has been giving us a lot of trouble. Can anyone recommend an expert in such devices who can help us get it to work right?
  11. Your Last Chance for Medical and Aesthetic Laser Therapy At the end of this month Drs. Harrison and Andrew are heading back to Canada - and taking their laser with them. If you've been putting it off, now is the time to make that appointment! They can fix: Ugly Toenails Medications for nail fungus are expensive; have side effects; and rarely work well. Our laser goes right through the nail and kills the fungus dead. Quick, painless, cheaper and safer than a course of anti-fungal medication. Skin Rashes Psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, melasma and acne can be unsightly and even disfiguring. Laser treatments can dramatically diminish these rashes and clear up your skin. Spots Age spots, “liver spots”, "sun spots" and other pigmented lesions rapidly fade after laser treatment. Veins Small spider veins and cherry angiomas disappear with one or two laser treatments. Warts and skin tags Sure, you could have these removed with surgery, but why go to the trouble when laser treatment is so much easier, faster and painless? For an appointment in Boquete please call Dra. Digna Diaz at 6615-6740 For questions, pricing, or more information send your email to: questions "at" bajareque.com.
  12. This year Drs. Harrison and Andrew have brought their medical laser from their regenerative medicine practice in the USA with them to Boquete. They are working with Dra. Diaz to offer treatments at her clinics in Boquete and David. Treat your toenails to a new look! Medications for nail fungus are expensive; have side effects; and rarely work well. Our laser goes right through the nail and kills the fungus dead. Brand new nails grow out. Quick, painless, cheaper and safer than a long course of anti-fungal medication. Get rid of “Age” Spots Age spots, “liver spots”, "sun spots" and even large pigmented lesions rapidly fade after laser treatment. Remove Spider Veins Small spider veins and cherry angiomas disappear with one or two laser treatments. Skin Rashes Psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, melasma and acne can be unsightly and even disfiguring. Laser treatments can dramatically diminish these rashes and clear up your skin. Rejuvenate your face! Reduce facial skin dullness, rough texture, laxity and fine lines. Our laser treatment can make your skin smooth, glowing and vibrant again. Warts and skin tags Sure, you could have these removed with surgery, but why go to the trouble when laser treatment is so much easier, faster and painless. For an appointment in Boquete please call 6615-6740. For questions, pricing, or more information send your email to: questions @bajareque.com.
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