Debunking Myths About Laser Spine Surgery

WebEver had back pain? It is amongst our society’s most common medical problems. Within a 3 month stretch nearly 1 out of every 4 adults in the US experience at least 1 day of back pain. Factors such as your age, fitness activity and job can all attribute to back pain amongst other risk factors.

So what are the treatment options available to us today and how effective are they? Our host Anthony Figliola sits down with Dr. Richard Richley, a pioneer of laser endoscopic techniques to debunk the myths surrounding laser spine surgery, discuss conventional methods vs. cutting edge laser spine surgeries for treating back pain as well as what you should be looking for when trying to find a surgeon.

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Richard C. Richley, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. His practice began in San Diego in sports medicine in affiliation with the Chargers, the Padres, the Clippers basketball team, and the Mariners hockey team. In 1991, he established the Laser Spine & Joint Surgery Institute of California. Dr. Richley obtained certification in Holmium CO2 lasers and erbium lasers, and began a program of minimally invasive spine surgery as a pioneer and developer of endoscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery.

During the next 20 years, he traveled to many places, including Bogotá, Columbia, Lima, Peru, Wels, Austria, Brussels, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Ober, Austria, Acapulco, Mexico, and Cairo, Egypt, working with physicians throughout the world in modern endoscopic and minimally invasive laser-assistive spine surgeries.


Richard Branson’s Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business

Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business
I’m often asked how I got to where I am, and how the Virgin brand achieved all that it has. While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions can help. Here are my top 10 tips for doing business the Virgin way:

1. Follow your dreams.

You will live a much better life if you pursue your passions. People who work on the things that they love usually enjoy life more than everyone else does simply because they are chasing their dreams.

2. Do some good.

If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business — it’s that simple. Companies have a responsibility to make a difference in the world: They owe this to their community, their staff, their customers, everyone. The amazing part is that doing good is also good for business — what are you waiting for?

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Have Sleep Apnea? Here’s Your Wake-up Call with Dr. Cisneros!

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Host Anthony Figliola sits down with Dr. Martin Cisneros, a leading dentist in the St. Louis area, to talk about sleep apnea and effective treatment. Dr. Cisneros also discusses the dangers of bad breath and how an infection of the gums can spread to your heart.

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, Sleep Apnea affects more than 20 million Americans. What’s more surprising is that most people are unaware of their condition and when left untreated sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

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Looking to Make a Leadership Leap? 4 Tips for Considering Your Next Career Steps.


BRIAN BILLINGSLEY CONTRIBUTOR CEO of Klarna North America“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on.” As Eric Schmidt once told Sheryl Sandberg when she debated whether or not to join Google, the decision should be that simple.

Every leader will reach a point when an attractive career opportunity looms on the horizon. When you’re in a comfortable space, your salary is good and you enjoy your work and colleagues, how do you know when it’s the right time to take on a new role? Or whether you’ve found yourrocket ship?

I had to ask myself these questions before I made the move to my current position as CEO for the North American division of Klarna, a Swedish e-payments company. I know I made the right decision — and I learned a few important lessons along the way.

1. Get familiar with your inner leader

What makes you excited for work? It’s time to assess and be honest with yourself about what really makes you tick, and let that be your guide.

I’d worked for very established organizations that, because of their size and stature, typically operated at a slower pace than I was interested in. I was ultimately looking for a fast-paced environment where I had control over the strategy and execution — and I’d have only myself to hold accountable for failures and successes.

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The Truth About Hormonal Imbalance Myths with Dr. Amadi

TopDoc Radio Dr Hepsharat AmadiDr. Amadi is a practicing physician whose focus is disease prevention and holistic medicine. She talks with our host to discuss the various misconceptions surrounding hormonal imbalances.
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