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Gene research targets scarring process
Medical Express
Scientists have identified three genes that may be the key to preventing scar formation after burn injury, and even healing existing scars. In a world-first study, researchers at UWA's Burn Injury Research Unit found changes in the DNA and RNA of scarred skin cells compared to healthy ones.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


3-D imaging shows patients projected results before surgery
Digital Journal
Breast augmentation is the No. 1 cosmetic surgery procedure for women. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported there were 290,224 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2013. With the special Vectra 3-D imaging software, the plastic surgeon can walk the patient through all the steps of the actual breast augmentation surgery and show them how different implant sizes and shapes will look on their body.
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Proper use of topical antiseptics for preoperative/preinjection skin preparation
Health Canada via News Medical
Following topical antiseptic-related deaths in the U.S., Health Canada is reminding healthcare professionals, caregivers and consumers of the safe use of topical antiseptics used to clean the skin before an operation or before an injection.
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Are you getting the right anesthetic?
U.S. News & World Report
Given the nationwide drug shortage, you should ask. Before scheduling a surgery, you should know which anesthetics are used at your hospital. When you're about to have surgery, the last thing you want to worry about is the efficacy of the drugs used to put you under.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


The before and after gallery: A surgeon's secret to success online
Modernaesthetics
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How 3D Systems' medical modeling is changing the operating room
3dprint
During the recent 3D Systems' 2014 Investor & Analyst Day, one of the key issues addressed was the new frontiers in medical technology. At 3D Systems, healthcare appears to be the fastest growing market. The management team stated its plans to build up its leadership in this field.
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New injection training system receives patent approval
http://medestheticsmag.com/new-training-system-receives-patent-approval
TrueInject system simulates njections on a model head to train physicians.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Opportunities for entrepreneurs in healthcare
Forbes
Our $3 trillion healthcare economy is morphing as we watch, driven by intolerable cost levels, consumer activism, digital technology and healthcare reform. What does this mean for entrepreneurs and investors? Obviously there are more opportunities than ever before.
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Revisiting primary care workforce data: A future without provider barriers
Health Affairs
With the full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there have been major concerns about the looming primary care provider shortage. The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis predicts shortages as high as 20,400 physicians by 2020, and increases in medical school graduates entering primary care residencies have been anemic.
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New guide links community vitality, rural healthcare
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
In rural communities, the linkage between healthcare and the vitality of the community is strong. A new topic guide from the Rural Assistance Center focuses on how community and economic development can complement health services in rural areas and how collaboration between the sectors can address issues such as population health.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Women at greater risk of back injury than men
The Wall Street Journal
Differences between the sexes could increase women's risk for chronic back problems, according to a study published online in the journal Applied Ergonomics.
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New back, neck support device funded by Kickstarter
PT Products
Gene Shirokobrod, PT, DPT, OMPT, a Baltimore-based physical therapist, is one of the developers of The ARC, a device designed to provide support to the neck and back.
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Surgeons create 'new' knee cartilage from stem cells in hip
Medical News Today
Surgeons in Southampton have pioneered a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis — and extend sporting careers.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


India among world's top 5 medical tourism hotspots
Hindustan Times
India is among the top five medical tourist spots in the world, having hosted nearly 166,000 medical tourists from across the globe in 2012, said a PHD Chamber's Medical and Wellness Tourism Report released in July.
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New surgical treatment in Dubai to treat abnormal cardiac rhythms
Khaleej Times
Many people may have experienced a "fluttering" heart, in which the heart skips a beat, or had occasional palpitations. These are fairly common and not serious, but when they occur frequently and for a long time, and affect the functioning of the heart, they can present a potentially serious health threat.
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Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager
AFP via Medical Express
Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation for a condition known as complex odontoma, the hospital said.
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