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The rising trend of male cosmetic surgery
Huffington Post
Where traditionally cosmetic surgery is something that is predominately a woman's market, U.K. surgeons have seen a marked increase of males requesting surgery over the past five years, and this is reflected as a trend by figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
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Botox could treat cancer
Digital Journal
New research indicates that, while nerves encourage the growth of stomach cancers, toxins used to destroy these nerves can stop this growth process and heighten the positive effects of chemotherapy.
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Drug combo heals wounds fast with less scarring
Futurity
In mice and rats, injecting the two drugs in combination speeds the healing of surgical wounds  by about one-quarter and significantly decreases scar tissue. The researchers divided mice into four groups, each of which received four 5-millimeter circular cuts to remove skin and tissue from their backs.
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Nasal septum cells can repair human articular cartilage defects
News Medical
Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects.
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β2-adrenoceptor activation modulates skin wound healing processes to reduce scarring
MDLinx
A recent study aims to investigate the role of the β2 adrenergic receptor in wound scarring, the ability of the β2 adrenergic receptor agonist to alter HDF differentiation and function, wound inflammation, angiogenesis, and wound scarring. The data collectively reveal the potential of the β2ARag to improve skin scarring.
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APIC revises text of Infection Control and Epidemiology
Infection Control Today
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has released the fourth edition of the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, a 123-chapter infection prevention and control resource that reflects the latest guidelines, regulations, clinical standards, research and best practices.
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Using multiple entities in your practice's asset protection planning
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
For many ambulatory care centers, the strategy of using multiple entities goes beyond the tax and financial benefits of "S" and "C" corporations, as you will see here. In this article, we will explain additional multiple-entity asset protection concepts that can help you better shield practice assets from lawsuits and other liabilities.
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9NOVA reveals new, targeted digital marketing program for plastic surgeons
ReleaseWire
9NOVA, a leading integrated marketing agency, announced the launch of a new program aimed at providing plastic surgeons greater exposure for their practices.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Store-and-forward teledermatology: a case report
7th Space Interactive
Telemedicine is increasingly being used as part of routine practice for many physicians and healthcare providers across the country. Due to its visual nature, dermatology is ideally suited to benefit from this new technology.
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Telemedicine consultations and wearable tech sales to escalate in 2015
Healthcare Global
The number of doctor-patient video consultations in the United States will almost triple over the next year, according to research from Parks Associates. The firm expects the number of patients contacting a physician remotely by video to triple from 5.7 million in 2014 to more than 16 million next year.
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Technology, virtual visits increasing patient access to care
Journal-News via Insurance News Net
Private commercial insurer Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio — with 3.3 million people enrolled in health plans in Ohio — is rolling out MedStop Consoles, or kiosks, that give consumers 24-hour access to physicians through virtual visits, said Marcus Taylor, regional vice president of sales.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Celebrate World Physical Therapy Day on Sept. 8
PT Products
World Physical Therapy Day is Sept. 8, which is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the role they play in keeping people well, mobile and independent.
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Lakers physical therapist describes Kobe Bryant's legendary pain tolerance
SportingNews
Kobe Bryant's ability to internalize pain and push through it is legendary, and Lakers physical therapist Judy Seto confirmed that belief in a talk with SI.com's Chris Ballard.  Seto described Bryant's ability to play through pain and focus, and she used Bryant's Achilles injury as an example.
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For past 20 years, physical therapist has tried to create healthier place
Lawrence Journal World
Cindy Johnson approaches each of her patients like they're part of something greater. Curing their ailments, she says, will ultimately make for a healthier, happier city, says the owner of Lawrence (Kansas) physical therapy clinic Therapy Works.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


MTM Australia collaborates with Malaysia to promote Medical Tourism
ETB Travel News
Malaysia is collaborating with Australia in medical travel through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council nd Australian based Medical Travel Management.
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Medical tourism is risky for Canada's healthcare system
Medical News Today
Attracting medical tourists to Canada is a risk, and we need to understand the impact on our healthcare system before jumping in, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, Deputy Editor, with Dr. John Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief, CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) in an editorial.
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Lithuanian private hospital matches Code of Practice for medical tourism
ReleaseWire
As medical treatment abroad is becoming more and more popular in many countries, patient concerns are also rising — creating the need for health service providers to search for ways to provide reassurance that the services patients would get will meet or exceed their expectations.
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