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Sweat-eating bacteria may improve skin health
American Society for Microbiology via Science Codex
Bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and someday could be used for the treatment of skin disorders such as acne or chronic wounds. In a study conducted by AOBiome LLC, human volunteers using the bacteria reported better skin condition and appearance compared with a placebo control group.
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AAAASF adds LinkedIn page to help share knowledge, collaboration
AAAASF
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities has created a new LinkedIn page to help share AAAASF news, generate discussion and bring together members from all points of the globe. Follow the LinkedIn page today!
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


In body-shaping surgery, massive weight loss boosts risk of complications
Medical News Today
Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows.
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Clarifying fat grafting's role in breast reconstruction
Plastic Surgery Practice
Autologous fat grafting increasingly plays a role in breast reconstruction, yet the technique is still evolving. In general, fat grafting is considered natural and flexible, which are its main selling points.
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Comparison of treatment options for varicose veins
2 Minute Medicine
In a recent study, researchers compared different treatment options for varicose veins in terms of their effect on patient quality of life.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Special effects guru teaches surgeons about the 'art of anatomy'
Daily Mail
In a climate-controlled hangar in Las Vegas, a dozen or so cosmetic surgeons, nurses and doctors are attempting to perfect a female figure. Few would argue that their "patient" Jessica — a petite size 6 professional model — is pretty close to ideal. But this is a tough crowd. They're led by Andrew Cawrse, a special-effects artist whose workshop teaches plastic surgery professionals about anatomy from an artist's perspective: the importance of natural proportion, and what makes a body look beautiful.
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FDA warns companies about fake Ebola drugs
CNN
When it comes to purchasing products on the Internet that claim to treat or cure Ebola, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has one word for consumers: Beware!
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Comparison of robotic surgery with laparoscopy and laparotomy for treatment of endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis
PLOS ONE
Robotic surgery is generally safer and more reliable than laparoscopy and laparotomy for patients with endometrial cancer, according to a recent meta-analysis.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Rural healthcare is failing: A modest proposal to fix it
Forbes
Rural healthcare is struggling. Twenty-four rural hospitals have closed across the U.S. since 2013 — more than the total number that closed in the previous 15 years. With 46 million Americans living in rural areas, this trend has the potential to affect the lives — and deaths — of thousands.
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PAs' vital contributions highlighted in new report
The Clinical Advisor
Physician assistants' contributions to the healthcare industry were highlighted in a report released by the National Governors Association. "Because of the flexibility, adaptability, and cost-effectiveness of PAs, the profession can play a critical role in the delivery system transformation, and in particularly, the provision of more integrated, team-based care," wrote the NGA.
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Surgeons say 'no' to noncompliant hernia patients
Anesthesiology News
Expert hernia surgeons are asking patients to adhere to strict preoperative regimens that include weight loss, smoking cessation and nutritional supplementation before surgery. If patients fail to comply, surgeons say they will not operate or will postpone surgery, contending that the risks for infection or failure are too high.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Senate bill to allow for continuity of care in a PT's absence
Rehab Management
A newly introduced Senate bill, the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act, would allow physical therapists in private practice to provide Medicare patients continuity of care in the absence of a physical therapist.
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Athletic trainers healthy part of school sports programs
Herald & Review
Having raised two athletes, Rob Comerford has learned to watch for pain. "There's a big difference between being hurt and injured," he said.
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Can elliptical machine help get rid of low back and hip pain?
Results Physiotherapy
Hands-on soft tissue release, joint mobilization, taping and trigger point dry needling are techniques physical therapists use that are highly effective in helping prepare the body for exercise.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


A pretty penny: Plastic surgery marketplace in China gets funding
Tech in Asia
Cosmetic surgery's popularity has been taking off in China for the past few years. One startup seeking to make a pretty penny from all this is China-based Yuemei, an online marketplace for cosmetic surgery procedures.
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Why Brazil loves nip and tuck, as told by country's plastic surgery maestro
The Guardian
If anyone had told the early plastic surgeons that buttock enlargements and vaginal rejuvenation would one day become a billion-dollar global industry led by Brazil, they would probably have been laughed out of the operating room.
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IFSCC 2014 Congress: Hydration, barrier function and tissue structures
Premium Beauty News
A few weeks before the start of the congress organized by the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists, which will take place Oct. 27-30 in Paris, Premium Beauty News reviews the scientific program with Alain Meybeck and Patrick Bellon, respectively President and Vice-President of the Scientific Committee.
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