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Clinics see 300 percent rise in fat transfers to emulate curves
Daily Mail
Traditionally, women sought cosmetic surgery to emulate the lithe limbed models that adorn their favourite glossy magazines. But times are changing. Cosmetic salons have seen a huge increase in enquiries for fat transfer over the past 12 months, suggesting a rise in popularity for softer, more natural-looking cosmetic procedures.
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Make me beautiful: The psychology of our love affair with plastic surgery
The Huffington Post
The United States and Brazil have been neck-and-neck in the race to see which country can rack up the most plastic surgery. NPR recently ran a photo essay documenting four Brazilian women and their relationship with plastic surgery, surfacing a sharp discrepancy in societal self-perception between the two countries.
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The surgeons who make toes into thumbs
The Atlantic
Plastic surgeons are masters of rearrangement. Yes, they tuck tummies and build breasts, but it would be overly simplistic to think that's all they do. They also restore the form and function of the body, pulling skin from one place to repair injury in another. They close cleft lips and reconstruct damaged faces using pieces of the body still intact. But sometimes, there is no easy replacement for a missing piece and no matching section of skin.
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Abstract: An automated image processing method to quantify collagen fiber organization within cutaneous scar tissue
Experimental Dermatology
Standard approaches to evaluate scar formation within histological sections rely on qualitative evaluations and scoring, which limits our understanding of the remodeling process. We have recently developed an image analysis technique for the rapid quantification of fiber alignment at each pixel location.
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New breast cancer treatment cuts 5 weeks of radiation to matter of minutes
The Baltimore Sun
An alternative breast cancer treatment called intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, is still being studied and has yet to catch on in the U.S. But it is widely used in Europe after early clinical trials showed the treatment successfully can condense five to six weeks of radiation therapy into one intense burst targeted in the tumor space.
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Ebola transmitted in hospital: Do workers need respirators?
PR Newswire
The CDC suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index Ebola patient may have "breached protocol" by touching the outer, contaminated surface of her protective equipment. Now that a second worker is infected, spokesmen are noting that the protective equipment leaves the neck exposed. But what if they got the disease by breathing? The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is tackling that dilemma.
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How does Ebola change dental infection control?
Dental Buzz
A Dallas-area dental hygienist presses the pause button on the Ebola panic to see how the infectious disease affects the dental industry.
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Medical tourism: The next big trend in Florida healthcare
South Florida Business Journal
Patients who travel to find higher-quality or less expensive care are driving the future of the Florida healthcare industry, experts said at the BioFlorida annual conference in Fort Lauderdale. The trend is called medical tourism, and Florida can jump aboard by providing specialized care that patients can't find in any other part of the world, said Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Physician shortage will be major problem for healthcare industry
Houston Business Journal
As medical schools expand and graduate more physicians, the number of residency slots available is beginning to shrink. And if the problem isn't fixed soon, the industry will face a shortage of physicians, says one industry exec.
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Japan Robot Week offers new approaches to nursing care
The Japan Times
Japan Robot Week kicked off with a major Tokyo exhibition showcasing new technologies for everything from communications and remote video monitoring to disaster response. Nursing is a prominent theme, with a special display area for products designed to facilitate care for the elderly or infirm.
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Rural, critical access hospitals left out of ACA provisions
Healthcare Dive
Nearly one quarter of hospitals across the country were purposefully left out of some of the largest provisions of the Affordable Care Act. More than 1,200 rural, critical-access hospitals were not able to take part in Medicare's pay-for-performance programs and a majority are not taking part in accountable care organizations.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


These therapies ease chronic pain
Wilmington Star News
Women suffer from chronic pain more often than men and experience more illnesses associated with chronic pain. Fortunately, a number of integrative treatments are helping women to ease the pain.
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U.S. Air Force partners with private facility for sports medicine advice
U.S. Air Force
Under a new partnership between the Air Force Medical Service, or AFMS, and the Human Performance Resource Center, or HPRC, Air Force healthcare providers can now seek expert advice on a variety of sports medicine topics. HPRC's "Ask the Expert" feature includes sports medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, athletic training, nutrition and other human performance optimization topics.
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Stem cell jabs for tendon injuries
Daily Mail via IOL Lifestyle
Patients are receiving jabs of their own cells in an attempt to heal hard-to-treat tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow. The treatment, which has previously been used on injured racehorses, uses a patient's stem cells to super-charge the body's natural repair mechanisms.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Chaos in commercial surrogacy tourism
Healthcare Finance News
For those in the medical tourism industry, the issue of "surrogacy tourism" or commercial surrogacy is not an issue of morality. The truth is that there is a need for surrogacy services, and people will take chances with the law in order to have children.
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DHA rolls out medical tourism packages
Gulf News
The first medical tourism packages, in line with the medical tourism policy of the Dubai Health Authority, will be rolled out Oct. 22-23 during the first health regulations conference taking place in Dubai.
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Spain wellness tourism market: New market research published
Trans World News
A new "Health and Wellness Tourism in Spain" report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.
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