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AAAASF provides outpatient facilities with Ebola checklist
AAAASF
Outpatient facilities accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. treat and filter many patients daily. Since patient safety is the mission of AAAASF, the organization is providing a facility preparedness checklist for Ebola, as well as facts about the virus in the United States.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Can micro-needling improve the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars?
The Wall Street Journal
Several published studies have found micro-needling, when applied by a doctor, is effective against acne scars. But dermatologists urge caution in doing it at home because of the risk of infection and scarring.
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New, needle-free device seeks to reinvent tissue expansion
Plastic Surgery Practice
Breast reconstruction options have improved dramatically in recent years, but expansion methods for two-staged reconstructions have remained somewhat stagnant.
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The liquid facelift: Is it the future of cosmetic surgery?
ReleaseWire
In a recent Harper’s Bazaar Magazine online article, an author discusses her liquid facelift. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills reviews the article and further explains this cutting-edge treatment.
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Photoaging prevention: Pearls for patient compliance
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Whether a patient has undergone laser rejuvenation or skin resurfacing to address sun-damaged skin, the most important post-treatment skin care instructions that clinicians can give, say experts, must address sun protection and sun exposure.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Like it or not, Obamacare is reshaping the healthcare industry
Forbes
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Obamacare's launch, the pundits continue to argue over whether or not it's working. Meanwhile, something much bigger is happening. Whatever you think of its merits, the Affordable Care Act is reshaping American healthcare, radically altering business models that hadn't changed in decades.
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Injections for back pain: An expensive placebo?
Psychology Today
A large study on the effectiveness of injections for spinal stenosis was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in July of this year that showed a placebo treatment worked just as well as the therapeutic injections for patients suffering spinal stenosis.
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As more minorities seek surgery, some fear it could obscure ethnicity
ABC News
Numbers for racial minorities turning to cosmetic procedures have doubled in the past decade, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Some critics agree, arguing these surgeries are masking deeper desires to erase ethnic identity.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business
Karen R. Thomas
As the national conversation about telehealth is trending daily, healthcare and aging care companies are increasingly investigating their telehealth options. Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry.
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Baby boomers face doctor shortage
CBS News
There's much the government and private sector can do to address the rising healthcare needs resulting from the aging U.S. population, according to a recent report by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave. And there's a lot individuals can do as well.
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How telemedicine is changing healthcare
U.S. News & World Report
About 1 million patients will receive an online consultation this year; others will experience remote monitoring or telesurgery. Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, described the myriad ways telemedicine is extending the reach of healthcare, particularly for people in rural areas who don't have easy access to high-quality care.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


How to equip your clinic for cash-pay services
WebPT
With reimbursements from third-party payers in steady decline, adding cash-pay options to your practice's current menu of services might just be necessary to secure your survival. Here's how to equip your clinic to do just that.
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Loud, startling noises may lead to knee injuries
The Wall Street Journal
Honking horns, sirens and other sudden noises can disrupt circuits in the brain controlling muscles and ligaments that stabilize the knee, causing people to trip and fall, says a study.
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3 reasons warm water therapy increases patient morale
Hydroworx
Do you have patients that skip their physical therapy sessions or are frustrated with their rehabilitation program? Many times, patients who require physical therapy for an extended period of time or who experience a lot of pain with rehab stop showing up for appointments or get frustrated and demotivated by their progress.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Cost, accessibility and expertise drive medical tourists
The East African
Medical tourism is a booming international industry where patients seek healthcare from sources outside their country. Over 50 countries have been identified as destinations in medical tourism.
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Tourists come for the sun, stay for the surgery
CNN
A growing number of Americans are traveling across state lines for medical care. It's a trend known as domestic medical tourism, and business is booming.
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Study says hope inspires MS treatment abroad
Medical Xpress
When Canadians lose faith in the ability of their caregivers to offer them the latest treatment options for their diseases, they increasingly turn to new caregivers abroad, according to a Simon Fraser University research team.
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