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Medicare enhances doctor-rating website
Kaiser Health News
Medicare has added new features to its Physician Compare website as it prepares to start including quality data on thousands of doctors.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


What's new in minimally invasive surgery
Outpatient Surgery
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery depend on advances in access, visualization and instrumentation. Find out what innovations were on display at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons' annual conference.
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Practice plans new focus on pediatric surgeries, resident training
Pacific Coast Plastic Surgery Center Inc.
Under the leadership of co-founder Michael F. McGuire, M.D., F.A.C.S., Pacific Coast Plastic Surgery Center Inc., in Santa Monica, Calif., is embarking on a new era after the retirement this year of its other co-founder, Henry Kawamoto, M.D., an internationally recognized craniofacial surgeon. Pacific Coast Plastic Surgery Center has welcomed two new physicians whose focus is pediatric surgery, and the AAAASF-accredited facility has also expanded its role as a clinical rotation site for plastic surgery chief residents.
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Not all cosmetic surgeons are plastic surgeons
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
In a recent news segment, a man who wanted a nose job went to see a "cosmetic surgeon" but ended up with an infection and subsequently 23 additional operations. A lot has been written about this case — but some important nuances have been overlooked.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


HHS launches Health Insurance Marketplace educational tools
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Obama administration has kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance.
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New hope for adults with amblyopia
News Medical
The treatment for amblyopia — known by patients as "lazy eye" — for the past 200 hundred years has involved patching the fellow sighted eye, under the rationale of forcing the "lazy" eye to work. There is reason to suspect the logic needs to be reversed.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Amid shortage, new doctors take their pick of job offers
Duluth News Tribune
A growing shortage of health professionals, especially in small-town America, is prompting hospitals and clinics to go to extraordinary lengths to land doctors for their communities.
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Migraine doctors in short supply across US
HealthDay News
There are too few migraine headache specialists in the United States, a new study finds. Six states, in fact, have no migraine specialists at all.
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Revolutionizing the Survey Readiness Process
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


What rehabilitation services are covered by Medicare?
Medicare News Digest
Rehabilitation services covered by Medicare include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Be sure you know how each category of care is defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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Magnetic brain stimulation might aid stroke rehabilitation
Health 24
Magnetic stimulation of the brain appears to help speed recovery of speech and language in stroke survivors, a small new study finds, offering a potential supplement for the normal speech and language therapy.
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Lasting symptom relief with Class IV laser in epicondylitis
HealthDay News via Physician's Briefing
Treatment with a dual wavelength 10 W class IV laser correlates with long-term relief of the symptoms associated with chronic epicondylitis, according to a study published in the July issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Cape Town plastic surgery practice negotiates plan for PIP implant removal
Duminy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Duminy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by Francois J. Duminy, M.B. Ch.B., has negotiated a plan for the removal or replacement of PIP breast implants, following a recommendation by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons to remove such implants, regardless of rupture. The Duminy surgical practice is accredited by AAAASF International and is located in Claremont Medical Village, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Firsthand experiences of cosmetic surgery tourists revealed
HealthCanal
A study of the experiences of cosmetic surgery tourists, led by the University of Leeds, challenges widely-held perceptions about the safety and motives of people traveling oversees for treatment.
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