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Surgeon: Patients want to look like their Instagram filters
ABC News
Instead of bringing photos of stars to the plastic surgeon's office, some people are getting a bit more real. "Now people are coming in with Instagram filters," says plastic surgeon Jonathan Kaplan, MD. "The patients that are coming in with the filters from Instagram are mostly concerned with [aesthetics that don't require surgery]."
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Peer Review Reporting for Period 2 (July 1 – December 31) 2014 opened Jan. 7 and closes Feb. 21. Facility contacts should check their email inboxes or mailboxes for complete details.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Questionnaire helps identify body dysmorphic disorder in patients
Healio Aesthetics
In light of the risks and harms cosmetic treatment can cause in patients with body dysmorphic disorder, having a systematic process for identifying such patients is imperative. Researchers recently published their results from using a screening questionnaire for this purpose.
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Rise of the OAP nip and tuck: More over-65s go under the knife
Daily Mail
Pensioners are leading a surge in cosmetic surgery, with even people in their 80s wanting a new look. And demand from men is also rising, surgeons say.
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Communication, checklists improve patient safety
Dermatology Times
As the complexity of medicine in general has increased in recent decades, says Stephen Helms, MD, so has the potential for errors. Clear communication and well-constructed checklists can provide perhaps the most powerful tools in the battle against medical errors.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


CMS clarifies short cycle steam sterilization for ophthalmic ASCs
ASOA
Following strong advocacy efforts by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has clarified that the practices of most ophthalmic ASCs would be in compliance with its rules governing instrument sterilization.
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Health care laundry: The process and potential for HAI prevention
Infection Control Today
A new report addresses the concept of "hygienically clean" health care textiles, explores the health care laundry process and reviews reports of infections associated with contaminated health care textiles. It also provides some instruction on best practices from regulatory agencies and associations.
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CMS plans to shorten meaningful use Stage 2 to 90 days
Scott Rupp
After much conjecture, gesturing and soapbox shouting from healthcare leaders, it looks like the reporting period for sending data collected in the electronic health record as part of meaningful use Stage 2 will be shortened from 365 days to 90.
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The booming business of US birth tourism
CBS MoneyWatch
Expectant parents face a lot of decisions, from what to name the baby to childcare duties. But many Chinese families are adding another twist: which country to give birth in. The number of Chinese women giving birth in the U.S. more than doubled to about 10,000 in 2012, up from about 4,200 in 2008, according to CNN Money, which cited Chinese state media.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Jacksonville lands state grant for medical tourism
First Coast News
Florida health care professionals are getting a boost in financial support from the state. Visit Jacksonville and its medical partners have been awarded a nearly $100,000 medical marketing grant from Visit Florida.
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UNM's newest MOOC tackles rural health care
UNM Health Sciences Center
The University of New Mexico's latest Massive Open Online Course, Rural Health Nursing, is ready to welcome students.
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Georgia researches remedies for rural health woes
The Telegraph
Dr. Jean Sumner knows about the weaknesses in Georgia's rural health care, including the lack of physicians and the closing of hospitals. But she and others say there are solutions on the horizon.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


The state of consolidation in outpatient PT
Charlotte Bohnett
Health care services have always been in high demand, but with 8,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, the healthcare market has never been more saturated with consumers — and that makes private practice acquisition a highly lucrative investment move for qualified buyers. Get ready for consolidation.
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Study testing vibrating insoles to help people with MS balance
TodayinPT.com
A pilot study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how sensation in the feet while standing relates to balance ability of people with multiple sclerosis and whether vibrating insoles might aid walking and improve balance.
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Clinician's guide for reducing PT claim denials
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Denials are not as mysterious as you might think. The majority are due to simple errors that can be eliminated when everyone in your organization takes part in the entire administrative process, pays attention to detail and communicates.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


The future of fertility travel
International Medical Travel Journal
In recent years there have been huge advancements within the fertility industry, with new techniques such as time lapse technology and genetic screening coming to the forefront and the topic of egg freezing holding firm on the international news agenda. But what does 2015 hold for an industry whose developments hold so much hope for millions of people across the globe?
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Medical tourism might be just the ticket
The Street
Even with a good health plan, saving money on medical expenses can be tough. Deductibles, co-insurance and copays add up quickly. And elective procedures may not be covered at all. But here's one way to beat your health insurance and get that needed dental work or bariatric surgery: Go abroad.
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Language barriers: A challenge for optimal health care abroad?
International Medical Travel Journal
Although it generally doesn't, health care can go terribly wrong. More than in any other realm, miscommunication in health care can have far-reaching, irreversible consequences. The difficulties mount when patients travel to places where very few people speak their language.
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