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New acetaminophen combo limitations coming soon
Jason Poquette
Beginning in January, manufacturers of combination prescription products containing acetaminophen are expected to limit their APAP content to no more than 325 mg per dose. The significance of this is that many narcotic combination products currently being dispensed will soon no longer be compliant with these guidelines — including hydrocodone/acetaminophen combination products, many of which still contain 500 mg of APAP or more.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Topical products applied before microneedle therapy led to facial granulomas
Healio
Researchers studied three women who developed facial granulomas after receiving microneedle therapy for skin rejuvenation. Patients' biopsy results showed foreign body-type granulomas, and tissue culture results were negative.
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'Bio pen' allows surgeons to design customized implants
Medical Xpress
A handheld "bio pen" developed at Australia's University of Wollongong will allow surgeons to design customized implants on-site and at the time of surgery.
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Organic plastic surgery: Facelifts without artificial enhancements?
Beauty World News
Many doctors are turning to organic plastic surgery, a new method to perform facelifts or other procedures without implanting any artificial enhancements. Instead, surgeons are using a patients' own body fat to reconstruct and alter their bodies.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Meaningful Use extension doesn't change reporting timelines
HealthData Management
At first read, the CMS/ONC announcement that Stage 2 of EHR meaningful use will be extended by a year appears to give providers more time to get ready for their first reporting period. But that is not the case, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
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Survey: How do you really feel about accreditation?
Outpatient Surgery
The editors at Outpatient Surgery conducted a poll to get a true reflection of how healthcare facilities view accreditation. Good news: 96 percent of respondents find accreditation valuable. But some complain that the process is too expensive and filled with too much red tape.
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Slip-and-fall injuries 5 times higher for older healthcare workers
EHS Today
New research is the first to directly examine how patterns of aging and occupational injury risk for the national healthcare workforce compare with trends across all industries.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


CMS boosts telehealth coverage for 2014
mHealthNews
In Medicare's 2014 physician fee schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined several new telehealth services and service regions that will be reimbursed by the government.
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Opinion: No, there won't be a doctor shortage
The New York Times
The road to Obamacare has seen its share of speed bumps, as well as big potholes. But a physician shortage is unlikely to be one of its roadblocks.
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New primary care delivery approaches could reduce physician shortage
Healio
A Rand Corp. analysis concluded that several ongoing healthcare innovations could significantly reduce physician shortages projected to occur as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


10 tips to help your clients help themselves
Heidi Dawson
Successful treatment of an injury or pain condition comes down to a working partnership between the therapist and the client. Each person has to keep to his/her end of the deal to achieve the desired result. Here are 10 tips for helping your clients to understand the importance of their own efforts.
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When patient preferences discriminate
Advance for Occupational Therapy
While Title VII is very clear about areas of discriminatory practice, the issues become a bit murkier for hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Finding a balance between minimizing legal risk and meeting patient needs can be a struggle.
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The hidden link between physical therapy and diabetes prevention
Owatonna People's Press
Physical activity, healthy nutrition and stress management are important factors in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. A consult with your physical therapist can create a safe, progressive exercise program that enables your body to become more sensitive to insulin and effectively remove extra glucose from your bloodstream.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Report: Global health disparities could be eliminated in a generation
Medical Daily
A Lancet commission led by 25 international health experts and economists has released a new study that states major world health problems could be solved in just one generation with cost-effective solutions.
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Colombian clinic focuses on academic excellence
Medellín Health City
AAAASF International-accredited Calle Doce Clínica Odontológica, based in Medellín, Colombia, has made it a priority to offer state-of-the-art services by focusing on academic excellence. The dental practice uses cutting-edge techniques and the latest technology to offer patients the most advanced procedures and highest-quality treatment in an effort to improve their overall quality of life.
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WHO convenes 4th IHR Emergency Committee to address MERS-CoV
Infection Control Today
The fourth meeting of the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee was convened in early December by the director-general under the International Health Regulations concerning MERS-CoV. In addition to members of the Emergency Committee, two expert advisers also participated.
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