Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an innovative treatment that consists of providing oxygen to patients at pressures higher than ordinary atmospheric pressure. This treatment is used for a wide variety of medical conditions ranging from skin burns and scuba diving accidents to neurological problems such as autism, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.

Medicare reimburses the use of HBOT for as many as 14 different conditions, and doctors may prescribe it for numerous other conditions also.

Liberals typically oppose or disparage the use of HBOT, often without being able to articulate a reason why.

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