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Surgeons testing 'black box' to improve OR safety
Health Data Management
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have developed a "black box" for use in operating rooms, similar to that used in the airline industry. Teodor Grantcharov, M.D., said the goal is to improve patient safety and outcomes by identifying where errors occur in the OR and teaching surgeons how to prevent them.
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Gel that can stop bleeding in under 10 seconds closer to human use
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Joe Landolina was a 17-year-old recent arrival at New York University when he made a discovery that could save millions of lives. He's now gearing up to take his invention, a gel that stops internal and external bleeding in under 10 seconds without the need to apply any pressure, to the market.
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New technology gives surgeons unprecedented views of patients' bodies
Voice of America
When could a video game possibly save your life? A new imaging technology, now being used at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, has direct links to video games. It can provide detailed views of patients' bodies — helping surgeons plan and execute complicated operations with much more confidence.
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Breast enhancement now available in 20-minute procedure
ABC News via WEIS
With laser treatments, manicures and professional makeup jobs all available in half an hour or less, there's no shortage of instant glamour these days. And now, there are instant breast enlargements.
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Dermatologists preferred for cutaneous, surgical cosmetic procedures
HealIO
In a study to assess the opinion of the general public, dermatologists were chosen as the preferred provider type to address certain cutaneous surgery and cosmetic procedures.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


The sky is falling: 5 challenges of hydrocodone rescheduling
Jason Poquette
The DEA has declared that beginning Oct. 6, all hydrocodone combination products will move from Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substances, thereby adding significant limitations and restrictions to the prescribing and distribution of these prescription analgesics.
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At more than $200,000 a year, surgeons are highest earners
Outpatient Surgery
The training is long and costly, the hours are demanding, and the pressure can be tremendous, but for those who make it as surgeons — or as any of several other healthcare-related professionals — the financial rewards are impressive.
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Surgeons can't be responsible for every mistake
Kevin MD
Several months ago, a post called "Everything's my fault: How a surgeon says I'm sorry" appeared on KevinMD.com. It was written by a plastic surgeon who feels that no matter what goes wrong with a patient, surgeons should never blame anyone else. But accepting the blame implies you are going to do something to prevent the error from occurring again.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Not enough primary care doctors? Try Missouri's prescription
Kennebec Journal
Under a new law, Missouri will allow medical school graduates to work as "assistant physicians" treating patients in underserved rural areas, even though they have not been trained in a residency program.
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Apple attempts mobile health dominance with HealthKit app
Katina Smallwood
Apple will soon be unveiling a new health app called HealthKit. The new operating system will allow other health apps to hook up to the HealthKit app so that the user may manage and monitor their health metrics, such as weight, caloric intake and blood pressure. Apple has been in talks with the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Mount Sinai, among others, to develop apps that connect to the HealthKit.
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Rural appeal vital to attracting doctors
Argus Leader
Gov. Dennis Daugaard can't be certain whether he's pushing pipe dreams here. But what if you took young men and women in pharmacy, nursing and medical school and set them in rural South Dakota for a month of hands-on experience?
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Learning about instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
When Scott Dolly, MS, ATC, CSCS, ruptured his Achilles tendon, the rehab specialist working on him used instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, also called IASTM.
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A new way to treat tendinopathy
Presence St. Joseph Medical Center via The Herald-News
Whether you overdo it on the the court, on the course or on the job, therapists at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois, are finding success using the Tenex Health TX procedure.
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Cellulitis on musculoskeletal ultrasound: a case study
The Ultrasound Site
The following case was slightly unusual in the sense that cellulitis is more often seen in the acute setting rather than in primary care. However, it is important to know what cellulitis can look like on ultrasound.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Medical tourism gets a facelift… and perhaps a pacemaker
Forbes
Medical tourism is not a new phenomenon, but it is taking on a completely different persona to what was earlier envisaged. Many healthcare systems — especially in the U.S., U.K. and Germany — are undergoing significant challenges, and patients are becoming more active consumers: 1.25 million Americans will travel outside the U.S. for medical treatment this year.
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'Suicide tourism' in Switzerland doubles over 4-year period
Reuters via Fox News
The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics has reported.
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India's medical tourism market is escalating
ReleaseWire
The number of people entering as medical tourists is augmenting on a regular basis in India. The country provides cheaper medical procedures and short waiting time in getting the treatment, combined with luxurious facilities (which would otherwise cost patients too much in their native countries).
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