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Survey identifies most pleasing nasal tip projection, rotation
Physician's Briefing
A columellar facial angle of 106 degrees with the Crumley 1 tip projection is the most aesthetic combination of tip rotation and nasal tip projection, according to a study published online in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. "To our knowledge, this is the first population-based study to attempt to simultaneously determine the ideal NTP and rotation," the authors write.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Breast lifting may decrease bra size
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
After undergoing breast lift surgery (mastopexy), women may find themselves wearing a smaller bra — with an average decrease of one bra cup size, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.
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PMMA in collagen effective for clearing acne scars
Dermatology Times
Polymethylmethacrylate microspheres in collagen are effective for treating atrophic acne scars, results of a recent study suggest.
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Nurses learn to work through generational diversity
Keith Carlson
At this time in history, there are four generations currently working within the nursing profession. Although this diversity can be seen as a positive aspect of our collective culture, it is easy to understand that there is also room for misunderstanding and mistrust between the generations. This perceived generation gap is well worth our attention and positive intervention.
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Reconstructive surgery may be aided by 'squid sucker ring teeth' material
Medical News Today
Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp "teeth" that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the proteins in these teeth could form the basis for a new generation of strong, but malleable, materials that could someday be used for reconstructive surgery and many other applications.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


CMS proposes modest reimbursement raises for ASCs and HOPDs
Outpatient Surgery
Medicare plans to raise its ASC reimbursements 1.2 percent for calendar year 2015, an increase slightly more than half the size of the 2.1 percent bump hospital outpatient rates will be getting next year.
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Consider patient privacy when marketing your practice
Medical Economics
As a result of increased competition within the healthcare industry, many providers are considering, or have pursued, marketing activities to bolster their practices. The most common question posed by healthcare providers when contemplating marketing is ensuring compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
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Most physicians find MBA training advantageous to their careers
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge
Graduates with dual training in medicine and business increasingly pursue leadership roles and report greater career acceleration, according to a study published online in Academic Medicine.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Healthcare reform could mean big business in elective surgery
Outpatient Surgery
The Affordable Care Act's expansion of the insured patient population could mean booming business for elective surgery providers in the next few years, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
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Growing shortage of clinical training sites challenges medical schools
AAFP
What has appeared to be solid progress toward growing an adequate U.S. healthcare workforce could be derailed by an escalating shortage of clinical training sites to accommodate many of those learners.
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Demand for nurse practitioners spikes at unprecedented level
D Healthcare Daily
The rise of Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes has spiked demand to unprecedented levels for nurse practitioners, who have become important support players in providing care to those who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to findings from a Merritt Hawkins survey.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Tennessee attorney general bans dry needling for physical therapists
State of Tennessee
In an opinion issued June 19, the Tennessee attorney general announced intramuscular manual therapy, also known as trigger-point dry needling, does not fall within the approved scope of practice for physical therapists in the state. The therapy too closely resembles acupuncture, the attorney general wrote, which is a clearly defined branch of medicine and not within physical therapists' scope.
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Measuring matters: Key metrics for PT marketing and sales
Charlotte Bohnett
You might be one heck of a salesperson, or you might be a master marketer. But how do you know that? Here are a few key metrics that will help you determine the worth of your practice's marketing and sales efforts, allowing you to make better decisions about future initiatives.
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The physical therapist difference
Evidence In Motion
Any patient choosing to see a physical therapist is choosing between two forks in the road: easy street and work street. Life doesn't come with a guarantee; neither easy street nor work street has guarantees.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Global male infertility market expected to grow 5 percent
SB Wire via Digital Journal
A new report from Allied Market Research predicts a 5 percent annual growth rate for the male infertility market, driven by growing awareness of the problem among men and trending medical tourism that allows them to seek treatment in an environment where they feel more anonymous.
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Cosmetic surgeries, dental care helping medical tourism thrive in Morocco
MyMEDholiday
Medical tourism is booming in Morocco because of an array of fantastic vacation possibilities and the outstanding and inexpensive healthcare that's on offer. One area in which the country excels is with its modern plastic surgery clinics, which have been thriving for years and have made Morocco one of the region's hubs for cosmetic improvements.
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Australian surgeons remove huge growth from Filipino boy's face
Agence France Presse via Medical Xpress
Australian surgeons have successfully carried out a complex and rare procedure to remove a huge growth from the face of a young Filipino boy, who had to lift it up to eat and drink.
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