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Number of women freezing their eggs soars 400 percent
Daily Mail
Prioritizing a career over motherhood has resulted in a huge rise in the number of women having their eggs frozen, new figures reveal. Demand for the procedure has soared by 400 percent in the past year, experts said. It comes as the number of inquiries at private fertility clinics doubled over the same time period.
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AAAASF welcomes 73 new facilities
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AAAASF is pleased to welcome 73 new facilities into its community, including two international locations. Please help us recognize these clinics and providers who have made the commitment to quality that is embodied by AAAASF certification.
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Pen-like device may reduce wrinkles in patients
NBC Universal
A new device the size of a pen is erasing wrinkles, acne scars and more with little-to-no downtime.
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Synthetic skin instructs body on how to repair itself
HealthCanal
Professor Tony Weiss, from the University of Sydney, describes the amazing potential of a biomedical technology that mimics tropoelastin, the self-assembling elastic protein that allows the body to repair elastic tissues in the skin, artery, bladder and lung.
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Shedding light on post-abdominoplasty seroma formation
Cosmetic Surgery Times
In an effort to learn more about the formation and progression of seroma following abdominoplasty, a research team led by Fábio X. Nahas, M.D., of the division of plastic surgery at Federal University in São Paulo, Brazil, initiated a study involving 21 female patients who had undergone standard abdominoplasty.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Survey: Many providers want ICD 10 to just go away
Scott E. Rupp
Previous ICD-10 deadlines have been postponed, but federal agencies seem to be focused on sticking to the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline. Even with the deadline approaching, physicians and providers are not close to ready or willing to make the transition to the new medical coding set just yet, or so says the results of a new survey.
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Transitioning from paper to urgent care EMR
The Ambulatory M&A Advisor
Transitioning from paper to urgent care EMR can be a smart move for urgent care owners, operators and providers. Electronic medical records have a lot of modern-day advantages over traditional pen and paper methods, but the transitioning process does take time.
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CHIME: Patient ID the biggest challenge to safe health data exchange
FierceHealth IT
Health care IT stakeholder groups have spoken out about changes they would like to see made to improve the 21st Century Cures Initiative.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


35 Texas counties have no physicians
HealthLeaders Media
Even if you don't live in Texas, these numbers should scare anyone who cares about rural health care, because this crisis is not unique to Texas.
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The advantages of staffing an ICU from miles away
Kaiser Health News
Carolinas HealthCare System monitors ICUs in 10 of its hospitals from a command center near Charlotte. The center is staffed 24-7 with a rotating crew of nurses and doctors who specialize in critical care. Everyone on the team also does bedside shifts.
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State poised to expand telemedicine options
The Connecticut Law Tribune
With advances in digital technology and widespread use of the Internet in everyday life, "telemedicine" would appear to be the next IT phenomenon and has already generated a great deal of media interest.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Remarkable healing power of reiki as cancer treatment
The Mesothelioma Center
As medical practices and treatment options continue to evolve, so too does the understanding of the human mind and body, and the vital role they play in our survival. Scientific evidence shows the mind and body are connected, and both must be at peace when fighting cancer.
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Study examines mesoblast cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
PLOS One
Mesenchymal precursor cells (MPC) are reported to possess immunomodulatory properties that may prove beneficial in autoimmune and other inflammatory conditions. However, their mechanism of action is poorly understood.
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PT's grant will improve exercise programs treating dysferlinopathies
News Medical
Wayne State University assistant professor Joseph Roche is using a $100,000, one-year grant from the Jain Foundation to find better treatment exercises for people with dysferlinopathies, or dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2015: Reflections going forward
IMTJ
Sharon Kleefield of Harvard Medical School reflects on the key issues raised at the recent IMTJ Medical Travel Summit in London.
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Should Australia look to become more friendly to medical tourism?
Australia Business Review
Medical tourism has become very popular for Australians in recent years, as a growing number of Aussies are deciding to travel overseas to countries including Thailand, India, South Korea and Malaysia for medical procedures such as plastic surgery or complex dental work.
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Medical tourism to include allopathy
ManoramaOn
Indian tourism minister A.P. Anilkumar has said that allopathy, in addition to Ayurveda, would be included under a program to expand medical tourism.
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