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Beware of ICD-10 shortcuts: The case against crosswalking
Charlotte Bohnett
ICD-10 is inherently more sophisticated and specific than ICD-9, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's more complicated. So, why are healthcare professionals pulling their hair out over the mandatory transition to these new codes? Because learning ICD-10 is like learning a new language, and the U.S. healthcare industry has relied on ICD-9 codes for more than 30 years.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Malignant hyperthermia guidelines updated by MHAUS
Anesthesiology News
Anesthesiology practices are challenged by the rare but life-threatening disorder of malignant hyperthermia, which is typically triggered by the use of volatile anesthetic gases (e.g., sevoflurane) or depolarizing muscle relaxants (e.g., succinylcholine) in susceptible patients.
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Rear end takes front seat in plastic surgery offices
HealthDay News
Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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Is Botox becoming part of the Wall Street dress code?
Fortune
Fear of job loss, diminished prestige and shrinking income may be leading some men on Wall Street to pay closer attention to image and age.
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Surgery patients might not need sedative before anesthesia
HealthDay News
A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Dentists doing dermatology? Cosmetics lure docs of all types
NCB News
Family practitioners, gynecologists and even dentists are getting into the cosmetic procedure business, and dermatologists say they're seeing the side effects.
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Zoomable contacts could be next eye-opener in vision technology
Cait Harrison
Look out: The next generation of wearable vision technology is closer than you think. Among the up-and-coming trends is a unique product: telescopic lenses that zoom as much as 2.8 times — activated by a wink.
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NYU Langone launches outpatient hip replacement program
News-Medical
NYU Langone Medical Center in January became the first academic medical center in the New York City area to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program after successfully discharging a patient the same day of surgery.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Mobile dental practice boosted by $103,000 grant
The Business Journal
The Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation has received a $103,000 grant to help provide ongoing oral health services to more than 2,500 underserved children in California's Fresno, Kings, Madera and Merced counties.
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How a rural hospital is rethinking population health management
FierceHealthcare
Community input and redirecting emergency care patients into patient-centered medical homes are vital to improving population health, Carolinas HealthCare System leaders say.
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State medical board licensing: Challenges for telemedicine
Christina Thielst
While telemedicine and other virtual forms of medical care are quickly being recognized as powerful solutions to the challenges facing health care today, barriers to more widespread adoption remain. One of these is the long and complex process of obtaining licensure for physicians in the various states where patients are located.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


PTs: Why prospective patients can't find you
WebPT
The online shopping trend has crossed into the health care market. In fact, according to Pew Internet Project's research, 72 percent of Internet users say they "looked online for health information within the past year," and 1 in 5 of all Internet users "have consulted online reviews and rankings of health care service providers and treatments."
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Platelet therapy can help foot, ankle injuries
Citzens Voice
Medical professionals now can harness and concentrate platelets, introducing them at a precise injury site in an injectable form. This process has the potential to enhance the body's capacity for healing at the site.
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Benefits of the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill
News Transcript
"During my 25-year career as a physical therapist, there have been very few devices that have come to market that have immediately benefited as large a segment of the rehabilitation population as the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill," writes David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Cayman Islands promotes medical tourism with new partnership
Travel Agent Central
Shomari Scott, marketing director of Health City Cayman Islands, said the international hospital's strategy to attract more travelers seeking medical attention has been given the thumbs-up by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.
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In Gaza, demand grows for a plastic surgeon's services
Reuters via Yahoo News
In a smart building in an upscale neighbourhood of Gaza City, Salah El-Zanin is seeing a growing number of clients. Trained in Greece, he is the only plastic surgeon in Gaza with European qualifications, and his business is booming.
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5 signs Cuba is opening up to Americans
NBC News
A landmark deal to resume diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana was supposed to end more than a half-century of hostility that at one point threatened to blow the whole world to kingdom come. Progress has been painfully slow, but medical tourism is among the five signs that times are changing.
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