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Aesthetic trends among teens
Dermatology Times
Teens represent only a small percentage of cosmetic patients at dermatologists', cosmetic and plastic surgeons' offices. But adolescents are by no means simple cosmetic cases. Often driven by hormones, social pressure, short-term desires and the belief they're invisible, teens tend to be challenging patients for physicians who are trying to help, not harm.
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Don't overlook these ophthalmic innovations
Outpatient Surgery
Big-ticket items like lasers and wavefront abberometers may win all the hype, but many recent innovations in ophthalmic supplies improve the safety and efficiency of cataract surgery.
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FDA approves new styles of silicone breast implants
PRNewswire via Open Source Magazine
Mentor Worldwide LLC says the FDA has approved four additional styles of the MENTOR MemoryShape Breast Implants, expanding its suite of silicone breast implant products.
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Botox use among young people could stunt emotional growth
Medical Daily
A common side effect of Botox treatment is the decreased ability to create facial expressions. According to a recent study, Botox's ability to "freeze faces" may restrict the emotional growth of young people who choose to undergo this procedure.
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Surveyor training workshop planned for Chicago
The AAAASF accreditation process is peer-based, which means AAAASF physicians are asked to serve as facility surveyors and be willing to perform up to three inspections per year. In an effort to meet the increasing demand for certified surveyors and to comply with the regulatory requirements in some states, a training workshop is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, as part of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting. Due to capacity limitations, priority registration will be for physicians and registered nurses who agree to perform surveys for AAAASF.
    AAAASF Surveyor Training Workshop, in conjunction with ASPS Annual Meeting
    Date: Friday, Oct. 10
    Time: Regular course: 8 a.m. to Noon; Medicare course: 1 to 5 p.m.
    Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Visit to complete your registration online!

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How 3-D printing improves surgical outcomes
Renee Eaton
More surgeons have begun using patient-specific models to plan surgeries. Having 3-D replicas made from a patient's CT scans not only allows doctors to foresee issues, but also to do "dry runs" of the surgery.
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CDC: Unnecessary antibiotic use costing facilities $163 million
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Premier Inc. have released new research on the widespread use of unnecessary and duplicative antibiotics in U.S. hospitals, which could have led to an estimated $163 million in excess costs.
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7 tips for building a strong community on social media
Brooke Andrus
Before the dawn of the Internet, building a community — around a business, an institution or any other entity of mutual interest — required a heavy investment of face time. These days, starting a conversation around virtually any topic is as easy as hitting "enter." But just because you're talking, that doesn't mean potential clients are listening.
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HHS awards more than $295 million in ACA funds to increase access to care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care services.
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Healthcare groups stump for more meaningful use flexibility
Sixteen healthcare groups — including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association — are urging HHS to grant providers additional flexibility in fiscal year 2015 to meet requirements for Stage 2 of the meaningful use program. They call on HHS to immediately enact a 90-day reporting period in FY 2015, as opposed to a full year.
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Ohio expands care with 500 PCMH practices
Ohio Department of Health
According to state officials, Ohio now has more than 500 nationally recognized patient-centered medical home practices delivering primary healthcare services across the state. ODH continues to promote statewide expansion of PCMHs in order to enhance access to primary care, improve health outcomes, enhance the patient experience and to ensure healthcare in Ohio is affordable.
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Will this new method be a 'vaccine against falls'?
Conventional efforts to prevent falls include exercises to boost strength and balance, but researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are trying a completely different approach. If it works, they envision specially designed treadmills in doctors' offices, clinics and physical therapy centers for training people how to avoid falling.
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Farewell, heating pad: physical therapists say it doesn't help
NPR via KPLU News
Heat therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other "passive physical agents" almost never help, according to a list released Sept. 15 by the Choosing Wisely campaign. Instead, they siphon time and money away from what you really want from a physical therapist — an exercise program that will restore strength and mobility.
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Pinched nerve treatment
Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve is a nerve irritation caused by excessive pressure on the nerves, resulting in symptoms such as pain, inflammation and numbness. What are the best ways to treat it?
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1 country has more plastic surgery than US
The country that's also known for a particular variety of women's waxing is having a lot of other procedures done as well. Brazil now ranks No. 1 when it comes to cosmetic surgery.
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UK: Doctors say more training is essential for cosmetic surgery operations
Daily Mail
Doctors and patients have overwhelmingly called for the introduction of new specialist training for cosmetic surgeons to remove cowboy practices from the industry. The latest survey polled 500 clinicians and 2,000 women and was carried out to coincide with the U.K.'s largest plastic surgery conference, next month's Clinical Cosmetic and Reconstructive Expo.
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Top 5 most popular 'lunchtime' plastic surgeries in Dubai
Emirates 24/7
Plastic surgery treatments are fast gaining popularity in the UAE, especially in fashion-conscious Dubai, say medical experts. According to Dr. Mendhy Khan, medical director of American British Surgical and Medical Centre, approximately 1,000 new patients contact them per month from the region.
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