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Study: Weight-loss surgery safe for very obese teens
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge
Researchers say they have some good news for severely obese teens who decide to undergo weight-loss surgery: These patients are at low risk for major surgical complications.
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AAO-HNSF clinical practice guideline: Bell's palsy
American Academy of Otolaryngology via Medical Xpress
A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline to improve the accurate and efficient diagnosis and treatment of Bell's palsy has been published in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline is intended for clinicians in any setting who are likely to diagnose and manage patients with Bell's palsy.
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Breast cancer: Combining imaging techniques for quicker and gentler biopsies
Medical Xpress
How can you tell if a breast tumor is malignant? This isn't a question that ultrasound and X-rays, or even magnetic resonance scans, can answer alone.
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Is clinicians' decision-making affected by 'precious baby' phenomenon?
University of Plymouth via Medical Xpress
An international study has revealed that almost 45 percent of clinicians would immediately recommend a 37-year-old mother undergo amniocentesis if she had conceived naturally. However, just 19 percent of doctors would recommend the procedure for a mother whose baby had been conceived through assisted technologies.
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ICD-10 countdown: Obstacles to physician education
EHR Intelligence
By the time you put away your Christmas decorations at the end of 2013, you should be breaking out the ICD-10 workbooks for your physicians. According to the recommended CMS timelines , Jan. 1 should be the beginning of comprehensive training on documentation improvement for clinical and coding staff.
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How to staff your practice for excellence
MDLinx
To staff your practice for excellence, consider "flipping the script" by paying more for a highly qualified candidate in an administrative position. Keeping the morale of your front office staff high will benefit your entire staff.
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Ambulatory surgery centers see profits rise
The Business Journals
The number of ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania continued to climb during fiscal 2012, and their balance sheets continued to improve, according to the latest report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Containment Council.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


WHO study: Midwives, nurse practitioners as effective as docs
Fierce Healthcare
Non-physicians — midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants — provide care as well as physicians and in many cases patients like them better, according to a new study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
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Community health centers integrate services to address care gap
ScienceDaily
A new analysis led by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services examines factors affecting the integration of mental health and substance abuse treatment services with medical care at community health centers.
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Ty Cobb Regional displays new look of rural healthcare
Healthcare Design
Like other rural facilities across the country, Ty Cobb Healthcare System in Royston, Ga., felt the pressures of providing rural healthcare in a modern age: rising costs, funding shortages, increasing competition and a shrinking medical staff population.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Professor studies 'weight bias' in healthcare system
Edmonton Journal
Mary Forhan, a University of Alberta professor who specializes in obesity issues, says stigma and insensitivity toward the severely obese in the healthcare system can prevent these patients from seeking help for simple issues, sometimes leading to more serious health complications. It was a problem she saw repeatedly during her 20 years as an occupational therapist.
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Simple dynamic stability exercise for the leg
Mike Reinold
Mike Reinold shares a video demonstration of a simple way to integrate reactive neuromuscular training into your programming to enhance dynamic stabilization of the lower extremity.
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Positive effects of long-term physical therapy for children with cerebral palsy
Your Therapy Source
Developmental Neurorehabilitation published a retrospective study on 56 children (mean age of 4.2 years old) with cerebral palsy (GMFCS Levels I-V) who received physical therapy.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


El Salvador celebrates first internationally accredited hospital
Hospital de Especialidades Nuester Seńora de La Paz
Hospital de Especialidades Nuester Seńora de La Paz has become the first hospital in El Salvador to hold international accreditation, celebrating its AAAASF International accreditation Oct. 9. The hospital, which opened in San Miguel in 1993, features surgical services and treatment in 19 specialties, ranging from neurosurgery to psychiatry. Hospital de Especialidades Nuester Seńora de La Paz is a full-service hospital dedicated to treating not only the local community but also a growing number of international patients.
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Medical tourism for cosmetic surgery on the rise
Third Age
Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive nose job or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that, according to researchers at the University of Michigan who published their findings in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Researchers warn of the 'myths' of global medical tourism
Science Codex
A team of British researchers, led by the University of York, is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism.
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