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New wound-closure method provides alternative to stitching
Shalom Life
When it comes to treating large, open wounds, not much has changed in the past 5,000 years. While treating numerous casualties in his capacity as chief of plastic surgery at Israel's Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera, Dr. Moris Topaz realized sutures could not effectively seal cuts and fasten the skin together for proper healing. This led him to develop a unique method to secure wound closure, called TopClosure.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Low complication rates with rib cartilage use in rhinoplasty
Physician's Briefing
For autologous rib cartilage use in rhinoplasty, the overall long-term complications and donor-site morbidity rates are low, according to a meta-analysis published online Nov. 27 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
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Nip, tuck, selfie: Social media addiction spurs boom in plastic surgery
RT
Social media users are turned to a more radical way than Photoshop to create an ideal selfie: plastic surgery. Worried about noses being "too big" or eyes "too droopy," they are boosting business by up to 25 percent, a New York plastic surgeon says.
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What, in a man's face, makes him masculine?
Medical News Today
Are womanly facial features interpreted as being feminine on a man, while harder features are regarded as more masculine? Not necessarily so, according to a new study from researchers at the University of St. Andrews in the U.K.
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Researchers use 3-D printing to guide human face transplants
Medical Express
Researchers are using computed tomography and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


High-deductible insurance plans pressure independent physicians
The Network Journal
The emerging popularity of low-premium, high-deductible health insurance plans that hold patients responsible for a greater share of their medical care costs is exacting a financial and administrative toll on small physician practices and ambulatory surgical centers.
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Physician goes first: A way not to interrupt patients
Kevin MD
Much has been made about physicians' tendencies to interrupt patients. Studies have shown patients are permitted 12 to 18 seconds of talk time before they are redirected (or interrupted) by their doctor. This leads to patients feeling that the physician didn't listen or didn't care. But three simple words could solve this problem: Physician goes first.
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CMS extension could spell trouble for meaningful use program
Scott E. Rupp
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the meaningful use attestation period again, to Dec. 31 of this year. No reason for the extension was given, though many in the industry believe it's a sign of possible trouble for the program, and a way for the federal organization to mitigate trouble brewing for health systems.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Does telemedicine matter? Yes!
JD Supra
Technology pervades every sector of our economy and certainly has impacted the healthcare industry. One example is telemedicine. which has the potential to exponentially expand a provider's geographic footprint, efficiently leverage a doctor's time and dramatically reduce barriers to patient interaction.
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Healthcare organizations see value of telemedicine
HealthDay via Medical Xpress
Healthcare organizations are developing and implementing telemedicine programs, although many have yet to receive reimbursement, according to a report published by Foley & Lardner.
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National Rural Health Day 2014: Celebrating the power of rural America
News.Gnom.Es
In rural communities across America, health professionals are dedicated to providing high quality innovative health care and neighbors make time to get to know each other. As a way to honor health professionals and the generous community-minded spirit of rural America, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and the State Offices of Rural Health joined forces with rural healthcare providers and stakeholders to celebrate National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 20.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Physical therapy is not just rehabilitation; it also prevents injuries
News Transcript
Jerry Moczerniuk, PT, DPT, frequently sees patients whose injuries may have been preventable with proper stretching, exercise regimen, environmental modifications, body mechanics and postural correction. In healthcare, injury prevention has become a hot topic. Prevention of injuries not only enhances the quality of life of individuals, but also saves healthcare dollars.
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Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chronic knee pain is a common and disabling condition in people over 50 years of age, with knee joint osteoarthritis being a major cause. Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine for treating pain and dysfunction associated with musculoskeletal conditions.
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The greater purpose of PT mean tweets
Evidence in Motion
Today, healthcare consumers have the power of the Internet and the mighty Google search on their side, empowering them to take more control over their own health and healthcare decisions than ever before.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Global spa and wellness industry is worth trillions of dollars
Health24
A growing middle class and consumers' evolving attitudes toward health and travel have fuelled a global spa and wellness industry worth an estimated $3.4 trillion in 2013, according to a report released in November.
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Liverpool is breast job capital of UK, while Brummies lean toward nose jobs
Daily Mail
Using a sample of 60,000 procedure requests received by Clinic Compare, a service connecting patients with the cosmetic clinics in their area, analysts have produced a series of maps plotting the areas in the U.K. where people are most likely to opt to go under the knife.
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Why an Idaho facility wants to be a medical destination for Canadian boomers
Boise State Public Radio
A hospital in North Idaho is marketing itself to Canadian tourists - medical tourists, that is. Most of the patients who come into Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, are from the local area, plus a few from Washington and Montana. But hospital CEO Rick Rasmussen is thinking big -- Canada big.
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