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Baby boomers driving growth in knee replacements
The Register-Guard
Orthopedic surgeons around the nation have seen an increase in the volume of joint replacement procedures as baby boomers approach retirement but don't want to slow down or abandon recreational athletics. Current projections estimate the demand for total knee replacement procedures will increase by as much as 673 percent, or 3.48 million procedures by 2015.
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Certified surveyor training set for May 15
AAAASF
In an effort to meet the increasing demand for accreditation and oversight, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities is seeking certified surveyors. Click here to see if you qualify. AAAASF has scheduled a training workshop for Friday, May 15, in Montreal, in conjunction with the ASAPS annual meeting. Attendance is FREE for physicians, nurses and anesthesiologists in AAAASF accredited facilities. CME credits are offered through ASAPS, and future survey work conducted on behalf of AAAASF is compensated. Please click here for further information and registration specifics.
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Botox travels through nerves to reach central nervous system
News-Medical
New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some of the potent toxin used for cosmetic surgery escapes into the central nervous system.
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Clinical trial offers new hope for psoriasis sufferers
Dorothy L. Tengler
Since discovering that inflammation in psoriasis is triggered by T cells, researchers have been studying new treatments that quiet immune system reactions in the skin.
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Avoid these 5 patient positioning disasters
Outpatient Surgery
Poor patient positioning can lead to devastating consequences. While some complications are unavoidable, there are plenty of ways to reduce your risk. Check out these five real-life patient positioning disasters and experts' advice on how to prevent them.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


How a physician turned online traffic into 150 percent lead growth
Infusionsoft
"When you first built your website, did your Web developer promise more clicks and traffic? They may have even shown you stats backing up that claim," writes Jonathan Kaplan, M.D. "But at some point you realized that you can't contact a 'click' and you don't know who's in that traffic! That was the driving force behind my plan to build a better lead generation platform for my plastic surgery practice website. And you can apply it to your business too."
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Doctors: We need to delay ICD-10 again
Scott E. Rupp
This whole ICD-10 delay thing continues to bear some fruit, and there's still quite a bit of steam behind the effort. With rumors swirling that congressional leaders are finally ready to take action this year, many providers may not be sharing the joy, nor are they looking to celebrate.
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Are billions about to be made in cosmetic dermatology by 3 companies?
24/7 Wall St.
Jefferies analysts recently conducted a conference call with a leading dermatologist and concluded one area that could prove to be a business giant is body contouring. Such minimally/non-invasive fat reducing treatments could be a huge opportunity, with potential peak sales in the billions of dollars.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Will this model for telemedicine get more hospitals to move forward?
MedCity News
Ernst & Young has unveiled an adoption model for telemedicine, outlining eight levels of telehealth adoption that it hopes will begin to carve a path hospital systems nationwide can follow.
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Obamacare court fight escalates
The Hill
The fight over Obamacare's Medicaid expansion escalated Monday, as Texas's Republican governor backed a lawsuit from Florida against the Obama administration.
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Does the 'doc fix' bill help telemedicine and telehealth?
The National Law Review
Telemedicine was one of the many beneficiaries of changes introduced by the so-called "doc fix" bill, formally titled the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Arthritis Foundation offers facts and treatment options for tendinitis
ReleaseWire
Since tendons tend to become less flexible as a person ages, tendinitis can be common in older and middle-aged adults. The Arthritis Foundation has provided some facts and treatment options for tendinitis sufferers.
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Why payment bundling could pay big for PTs
WebPT
Health care is moving toward a value-based payment environment. But for providers who've been marching to the tune of fee-for-service payment, doing a hard about-face could prove extremely challenging. Enter bundled payments, the so-called "gateway" value-based payment model.
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PT Pal app aims to make tracking therapeutic exercises easy
Today in PT
When Naveen Khan injured her back and needed three years of physical therapy, she wasn't a very compliant patient. Her own experience led her to develop PT Pal, an app that prompts compliance and helps educate patients via drawings, videos and instructions sent from the therapist.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Family of woman who died during Mexican cosmetic procedure calls for tougher regulations
Yahoo News
The family of an Australian woman who died after undergoing cosmetic surgery in Mexico has spoken for the first time about their loss and the need for greater oversight of the industry.
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Mysterious ailment in Nigeria kills victims within hours; 18 dead
CNN
A mysterious affliction has killed as many as 18 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause.
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Latvia moves to forefront of virotherapy
Medical Tourism Magazine
Medical tourism patients are traveling to Latvia from all over the world to receive Rigvir, a cancer-fighting agent converted initially from a virus though biotechnology processes.
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