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Surgeons to reconstruct face with 3-D printer
Medical Daily
With a 3-D printer and a mirror, a team of British doctors is set to save a man's face and transform forever the field of reconstructive surgery. The revolutionizing procedure, which is scheduled to take place at Morriston Hospital in Wales, will restore the appearance of a motorcyclist whose face was badly damaged in a road accident.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Abstract: Challenges of outpatient therapy and antibiotics for MRSA infections
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are becoming increasingly prevalent in both community and hospital settings. Certain strains are notorious for causing skin and soft tissue infections in patients with no established risk factors. In this article, we report our findings on the dynamic antibiotic resistance pattern of MRSA and outpatient prescription trend for skin and soft tissue infections within our community.
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Studies on the use of breast MRI
Medical News Today
The overall use of breast magnetic resonance imaging has increased, with the procedure most commonly used for diagnostic evaluations and screenings, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.
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Researchers report sharp rise in number of genital plastic surgeries
New York Daily News
A shocking number of teen girls and women are undergoing genital plastic surgery to replicate what they see in pornography, British researchers said. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported a fivefold increase in labiaplasties, which are considered cosmetic surgeries, over 10 years.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Cataract surgeries deliver 4,567 percent return to society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Cataract surgeries performed during the span of one year eventually save $123.4 billion over the next 13 years and deliver a 4,567 percent financial return on investment to society, according to the results of a cost-utility study in the journal Ophthalmology.
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Ambulatory care physicians blame EHRs for lost productivity
Healthcare IT News
Nearly 60 percent of ambulatory providers surveyed for a new IDC Health Insights report say they're unsatisfied with their electronic health records, citing frustrations with usability and workflow.
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The dirty little secret of how to choose the best surgeons
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
A research group in Michigan has figured out how to choose the best surgeons for your surgery. Unfortunately, we don't have access to this method of choice. It centers on unedited videos displaying surgeons' skills.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Telemedicine legislation: Who is keeping count?
Herb Rogove
For those interested in seeing a brief composite of federal legislation that may be of significant interest to the telemedicine/telehealth community, the following are the most recent ones of note: H.R. 6719 TeleHealth Promotion Act, H.R. 3077 TELE-MED Act of 2013 and H.R. 3306 Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013.
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Dallas Fire-Rescue to offer house calls
The Dallas Morning News
A pilot program starting this year calls for Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics to make scheduled visits to the homes of frequent 911 callers in a bid to prevent and reduce health emergencies.
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Efforts underway to help physicians find best apps to recommend
Pamela Lewis Dolan
As patient engagement becomes an increasingly important aspect of a reformed healthcare system, mobile health applications are often thought to hold great potential for getting patients more involved in their healthcare. But due to sheer volume, the ability for doctors to assess and analyze these tools for their safety and efficacy is lacking.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Everything you need to know about the Medicare 8-minute rule
Heidi Jannenga
Want to know what to bill to Medicare for outpatient therapy services (aka, the 8-minute rule)? First, there are two types of CPT codes you'll need to understand in order to bill properly: service- and time-based. And here's where the 8-minute rule comes in: In order to receive reimbursement from Medicare for a time-based code, you must provide direct treatment for at least eight minutes. The key to correct billing is doing the math.
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California orders insurers to cover speech, occupational therapy
Sacramento Business Journal
California's HMO regulator issued "cease and desist" orders Nov. 18 against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California for denying members medically necessary speech and occupational therapy.
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Physical therapy director calls for integrative approach to total-body healing
The Examiner
Patrick Walsh, the Clinical Director of Shift PT in Greenwich Village, N.Y., says an integrative approach to healing is essential for restoring patients to health.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Plastic surgeons build practice based on personal approach, warmth
Esthetisch Medisch Centrum 2
After visiting private medical facilities on nearly every continent, Dr. Patrick L. Tonnard and Dr. Alexis Verpaele set about building their own clinic in Belgium, centered on a shift from cure toward care, focusing on a personal approach to medicine in their AAAASF International-accredited practice, E:MC2, Esthetisch Medisch Centrum 2.
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DaVita collaborates with Shanghai hospital to innovate kidney care in China
Business Wire via The Wall Street Journal
DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, has announced a collaboration in the Yangpu District of Shanghai, China, with the aim of improving dialysis patients' quality of life while controlling or minimizing medical expenses.
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Medical tourism New York City: More seek plastic surgery in the Big Apple
Beauty World News
Medical tourism is on the rise in New York City. It seems that more people are traveling to the Big Apple and skipping discount, shady operations when it comes to plastic surgery, but could that reason have something to do with celebrities?
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