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Rating sites becoming an important tool for patients
Pamela Lewis Dolan
Despite physicians' dislike of online rating sites, a survey finds patients are increasingly relying on them when shopping for a new doctor. Results from the survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School, indicate that rating sites have become an important tool. And use of them is likely to continue growing.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


The latest motivation for plastic surgery: Selfies
The Denver Channel
One in 3 facial plastic surgeons said more people are asking for procedures due to more self-awareness of their looks on social media. The results of the annual poll conducted by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery come on the heels of a highly publicized selfie by Ellen Degeneres at the Academy Awards.
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Weight loss surgery increases social acceptance, but body remains problematic
ScienceDaily
According to a study by Norwegian researches, once-obese women are treated with respect in society after they receive weight loss surgery. But underneath the clothes the skin is saggy and it takes a long time to become familiar with the "new" stomach.
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Build me a face in 3-D: British man's life 'transformed'
HealthDay via Medical Xpress
Stephen Power from Cardiff in Wales is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have a procedure in which 3-D printing was used at every stage.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Healthcare startup launches virtual grand rounds for orthopedics program
MedCity News
A graduate of Blueprint Health's accelerator has rolled out a virtual version of grand rounds designed to make it easier for private practice physicians to get the benefit of skilled specialists from teaching hospitals around the country, starting in orthopedics.
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Florida legislation aims to increase medical tourism
Medical Tourism Magazine
A bill in Florida's legislature, SB1150, would set aside $3.5 million for a four-year marketing campaign aimed at promoting "sun-and-surgery" packages connected to specific healthcare providers in the state.
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Quest Diagnostics to acquire Michigan-based nursing network
Boston Business Journal
Quest Diagnostics, a New Jersey-based company with approximately 1,000 employees in the Bay State, has acquired Michigan-based Summit Health for an undisclosed amount.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Nursing Community Apgar Questionnaire: A recruiting and retention tool
Rural and Remote Health
A recent study was conducted to develop a tool that rural communities can use to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in relation to nurse recruitment and retention, especially for critical care facilities. The resulting questionnaire offers an Apgar of sorts.
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Rural hospitals desperately need healthcare workers
Fierce Healthcare
Rural health, already in crisis due to many states' failure to expand Medicaid and a federal government proposal to recertify critical access hospitals, now faces another challenge: a desperate need for healthcare workers.
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A 'collaborating doctor' explains why nurse practitioners shouldn't need one
The Post-Standard
An effort is underway in New York to remove the "collaborating physician" requirement for nurse practitioners to practice. In this letter, a physician and educator who runs a private practice explains how nurse practitioners can — and should — fill a gap in healthcare.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


5 questions physical therapists should ask non-responder patients
PutMeBackTogether.com
Getting back to basics in physical therapy is a great principle! The more you learn, the more you realize asking simple questions often gets you enlightening answers.
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AAPM: Post-op pain highly influential in patient satisfaction
HealthDay via Medical Xpress
Postsurgical pain scores are strongly linked to patient satisfaction during hospitalization, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, held March 6-9 in Phoenix.
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Benefits of occupational, physical therapy
Payson Roundup
The beginnings of physical therapy can be traced back to 450 B.C. when Hippocrates used water therapy and massage to treat his patients for stress relief and healing.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Argentina weighs plastic surgery ban for minors
Agence France-Presse
Lawmakers in Argentina are considering a bill that would ban plastic surgery for patients under the age of 18. The measure aims to stem the popularity of cosmetic surgery among Argentina's youth, in a beauty-obsessed nation where the popularity of such procedures has seen a dramatic rise in recent years.
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Australia medical tourism on the rise
Health News Digest
Australians have some of the best quality and hi-tech healthcare in the world, so why do they travel to other countries for plastic surgery? The answer comes down to what it almost usually does: the price tag.
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French surgeons perform first aortic valve surgery without opening the chest
Forbes
Surgeons in France report they have performed the first total endoscopic aortic valve replacement in two human patients. Their paper has been published in the the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
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