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Docs talk cosmetic, charitable surgeries
The San Diego Union-Tribune
From rhinoplasty to reconstruction, San Diego was at the center of the plastic surgery world Oct. 11-15, as more than 4,500 board-certified practitioners from across the globe descended on downtown for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 82nd annual meeting.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Not just vanity: Tummy tucks that heal
The Wall Street Journal
More people are getting tummy tucks and other so-called body-contouring procedures after losing a large amount of weight. While vanity may play a role in the decision to have such a surgery, new research shows there are significant health benefits to these operations, including motivating patients to keep their weight in check.
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ASPS: High patient satisfaction with autologous gluteoplasty
HealthDay via Medical Xpress
Gluteoplasty with autologous fat tissue can be performed with minimal morbidity and high patient satisfaction, according to a study presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, held Oct. 11-15 in San Diego.
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For auction: X-rays, notes that say Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery
Reuters via The Globe and Mail
A physician's notes on Marilyn Monroe that indicate the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery will be up for sale next month along with a set of her X-rays, an auction house said Oct. 8.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Emerging Senate deal spares Obamacare
The Hill
The bipartisan deal emerging in the Senate would do little to harm Obamacare if it passes Congress. The bargain under negotiation by Senate leaders would delay the law's reinsurance fee for one year and possibly strengthen income verification requirements for people receiving subsidies on the exchanges.
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ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: What's the difference?
Brooke Andrus
If you're still reluctant to buy into ICD-10, you might be completely overlooking the benefits of the new code set — things like improved interoperability, data-sharing, outcomes and, ultimately, improved healthcare.
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Is peer review a big bad joke?
Fast Company's Co.Exist
Are open-source science journals losing credibility? An investigation reveals that dozens of sketchy titles were happy to publish a study so egregiously flawed it almost had to be fake.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Global online network lets health professionals share expertise
Harvard Business Review
The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University has launched an online platform to generate and disseminate knowledge in healthcare delivery. With guidance from Paul English, chief technology officer of Kayak, the Harvard team borrowed a common tool from business — professional virtual communities — and adapted it to leverage the wisdom of the crowds.
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Need to talk to a doctor, stat? There's an app for that
All Things D
American Well is launching an app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices that can be used to connect with a doctor for a video-chat visit. A typical 10-minute visit costs $49.
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Keeping up with telemedicine rules
HealthLeaders Media
The Center for Connected Health Policy recently completed an analysis of all Medicaid policies related to telehealth across 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


The biggest postpartum challenge? It's not baby weight
The Wall Street Journal
Having a baby leaves a woman's body off kilter in various ways that are often overlooked. Sarah Nassauer and physical therapist Marianne Ryan look at what women should (and shouldn't) be doing.
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Virtual reality technology showing promise among physical rehab patients
Belleville News-Democrat
Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Lebanon, Ill., has introduced computer-generated virtual rehabilitation. The new Omni VR system provides clients active exercises that are more enjoyable and entertaining than traditional modes of rehabilitation.
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Physical therapy helps baby with Down syndrome learn to dance
Lake County News-Sun
Birth to age five can be the most critical time to provide developmental intervention therapies for children with Down syndrome. A Waukegan couple added pediatric physical therapy to the usual mix of speech and occupational therapy and have been amazed at the results they have seen in their 15-month-old son, Brady DeJong.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Laser clinic designs OralPass program
Unidad Estomatologica Las Vegas, S.A./Oral Laser
Oral Laser, an AAAASF International accredited facility in Colombia, has found success with a new program that offers a package of cosmetic dentistry and dental health services. The initiative strengthens client loyalty and allows Oral Laser to reach a wider audience whose lives can be improved via access to dental health and aesthetics services.
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Tunisia hosts the International Society of Plastic Surgery for the first time
Tunis Times
For the first time, Tunisia hosted the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in a three-day congress on plastic surgery under the theme "Aesthetic surgery education worldwide." The event is the first of its kind in the Maghreb, and it took place in the northern suburbs of Tunis Oct. 11-13.
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Medical tourism: What's the risk of traveling for care?
CBS News
America spends more on healthcare than any other nation. The costs can force uninsured or under-insured Americans into traveling abroad for medical treatments, many times at a fraction of the cost. This has created one of the fastest growing sectors in the travel industry, medical tourism.
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