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By Mena and Dave Sprague
Published: The Independent in Grand Island, NE, Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:29 PM CST

In November, 2007 our doctor suggested we have colonoscopies, but he told us to call Dave's insurance first to see if they would pay for it. We called and they said, yes, we pay according to the policy.

In February, 2008 Dave had x-rays and an MRI that diagnosed hip replacement was necessary. He now has a "pre-existing condition." Our hospital tried for eleven months to collect the payment on the colonoscopy, but United Health Care choose to pay for the cheaper and later tests and they will only pay for one diagnostic test a year. We paid for the colonoscopy.

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An experience in a Belgium hospital changes his life.

GIG HARBOR - Jeff Dullum has been through a lot in his life.

But nothing could compare to his experiences before and after having a live-changing surgery in a Belgium hospital back in 2003.

Dullum pulled up a shop bench at his Gig Harbor home recently and told a tale that led to him walking regularly again, and playing with his three kids without pain.

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Yes, Virginia, You Can Resurface Hips
Robin Young • Tue, Apr 6th, 2010

The hip resurfacing debate keeps raging. This technology category has had a target on its back since that warm day in September 2005 when the Orthopedics Advisory Committee voted 4 to 2 to recommend commercialization of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system in the United States.

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Lately, we saw a number of alarming articles in the press around the topics of Metal-on-Metal, Resurfacing hip prosthesis, ASR, and metal-ions/debris. This leads under patients to worries and questions concerning recent study into these metal hip prostheses. Therefor, we have collected a number of these articles for you, together with a response of dr. Koen De Smet and others:

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