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An update on management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections
Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Necrotizing soft-tissue infections, or NSTIs, are fulminant infections that lead to the death of subcutaneous tissues. Severe cases of infection are associated with the risk of mortality, limb loss or tissue loss. Diagnosis at an early stage is important to improve the survival rate. Antibiotic therapy, fluid correction, surgical debridement, wound care and organ support measures could reduce the mortality rate in NSTI. The benefits of novel therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen and intravenous immunoglobulins, are being explored.
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Study: Young blood reverses effects of aging
The Washington Post
A trio of new studies has discovered that the blood of young mice appears to reverse some of the effects of aging when put into the circulatory systems of elderly mice. After four weeks, stem cells in the brain and muscles of older mice got a boost of activity and were better able to produce neurons and muscle tissue.
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Women seeking minimally invasive facial procedures likely to have experienced major life event
Healio
Women who sought nonsurgical facial rejuvenation were often highly educated and had experienced a recent major life event, according to research presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida.
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The future of lasers and light-based technology
Dermatology Times
Florida plastic surgeon Jason Pozner, M.D., F.A.C.S, discusses lasers and light-based technology in a preview to a roundtable discussion about lasers at the 2014 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting in June.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Surgeries at ambulatory centers quicker, cheaper than at hospitals
Louisville Business First
A new study published in Health Affairs says ambulatory centers perform surgery more efficiently than hospitals and could allow the nation's healthcare providers to keep pace with demand.
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CMS cancels ICD-10 testing slated for July
HealthData Management
In a policy reversal, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has canceled ICD-10 testing scheduled for late July.
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Healthcare's next phase: Think Amazon
InformationWeek HealthCare
Patients want an Amazon.com of healthcare, a single source for all information about insurance, prices and availability, says a PwC report.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Telemedicine policy draws opposition from patient advocates, providers
Kaiser Health News
New guidelines issued by the Federation of State Medical Boards could have a chilling effect on the growth of telemedicine — especially in rural areas and among low-income patients, say some patient advocates, healthcare providers and healthcare companies.
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Why e-health isn't a magic bullet for patient engagement
Wired
One of the biggest pain points with a technology solution is getting people to engage. On the surface, technology-enabled health solutions seem like they should solve a lot of the problems in getting people to engage with their health over the long term. Yet patient engagement has not improved. Why?
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Nurses taking on new roles under Affordable Care Act
Albany Business Review
Nurses are taking on some new roles as state and federal lawmakers redefine healthcare. Jo Ann Webb, a health policy professor at Georgetown University, envisions droves of nurses spreading out into communities.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Expanding your PT practice: 3 critical questions
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Practice managers are bombarded by ways to grow or expand their businesses. Regrettably, after trying many expensive options, they are often left frustrated after investing a lot of money with very little return.
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Exercise and the older woman
Courier Journal
The aging process has a way of making people risk-averse. As women age, some may feel exercise is simply too risky. But exercise plays a key role in helping women over 50 secure their long-term health and reduce their risk of injury.
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Aching, aging population will provide plenty of biz for physical therapists
Business Journalism
Amid ongoing coverage of a tepid jobs market, it's difficult to ignore on that offers double-digit growth in the coming years: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is forecasting that demand for physical therapists will grow a whopping 36 percent between 2012 and 2022.
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WHO says spreading polio is a global health emergency
NBC News
The spread of polio is an international health emergency that requires "extraordinary measures" to control it, the World Health Organization says. Three countries — Pakistan, Cameroon and the Syrian Arab Republic — are spreading the virus to the rest of the world and need to act immediately to stop it, by vaccinating the population and vaccinating travelers, WHO said.
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Americans traveling to Juarez, Mexico, for cheap dental care
The Atlantic Cities
Every workday, Dr. Jessica Nitardy leaves her home near El Paso, Texas, and drives for more than an hour to the Mexican border. She crosses immigration and heads to her dental practice in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which until recently was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. But the patients she sees aren't Mexican — almost all are American.
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Deadly MERS infection migrates from Middle East to US
Bloomberg
A deadly virus from the Middle East has arrived in the U.S. with the first reported case of a patient hospitalized with the respiratory infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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