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Top facial plastic surgery trends for 2015
KTVX
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has made some predictions about what the most popular trends in 2015 will be. As advancements in facial plastic surgery make these procedures easier and quicker, more and more people will take part in the benefits provided. Let's take a look at the trends most likely to continue to grow.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Is beauty in the eye(lid) of the beholder?
NPR
There's a surgery you can have to get double eyelids, and that itself is controversial. It's called an Asian blepharoplasty — the Asian part referring to who gets it, the blepharoplasty part referring to more general eyelid surgery.
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Examining current trends in scar treatment
Dermatology Times
Although every scar tells a story, it is a tale better spoken by the dermatologist and plastic surgeon who can help to reduce its appearance. To do so, physicians today are using improved protocols in laser treatment and beyond.
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Spanx for the face?
Bloomberg Businessweek
Linda Kirkland, a 40-something woman with prominent blue eyes and even more prominent bags underneath, is sitting still as Vanessa Velasco, a dermatologist's assistant, finishes swabbing her skin with Neotensil. The polymer is starting to shrink as it dries, tightening Kirkland's bags and reducing puffiness. The effect will last for about 16 hours before the film starts to flake off.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


The best jobs in healthcare for 2015
The Times-Picayune
Job prospects across the entire healthcare sector are expected to grow through the next decade as more Americans gain access to health insurance and providers add staff to meet the demands, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Practices are up against it with HIPAA compliance and audits
Scott E. Rupp
NueMD, a provider of cloud-based management software for small medical practices, finds there are a lot of healthcare organizations up against it when it comes to complying with the beefed up regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.
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Should psychological testing be required before breast implants?
Mamamia
With more than 40,000 people undergoing cosmetic surgery in Australia each year at last count, Australians are now spending about $1 billion a year on procedures and treatments intended to make them look and feel better. But what about those women turning to surgery for all the wrong reasons?
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Find-A-Doctor sites return insufficient, inappropriate results
Fierce Healthcare
The majority of leading U.S. hospitals and health systems do not give patients the option to search medical conditions online, according to a new report from Kyruus.
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For working poor, a fear of losing coverage and owing Uncle Sam
Charlotte Observer via Kaiser Health NEws
People who rely on tips, commissions or jobs with variable hours can have a tough time predicting annual income, which is the basis for ACA subsidies. In a recent Federal Reserve survey, almost one-third of Americans said their income fluctuates from month to month.
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US hospital operators see opportunity, risks in China
Modern Healthcare
Dr. Thomas Frist Jr. sees parallels between the shifting healthcare landscape in China today and the changes that were taking place in the U.S. when he co-founded the Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville in 1968.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Developing a framework for ankle function: A Delphi study
Journal of Athletic Training
Addressing clinical outcomes is paramount to providing effective healthcare, yet there is no consensus regarding the appropriate outcomes to address after ankle injuries. Compounding the problem is the repetitive nature of lateral ankle sprains.
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Common knee surgery may lead to cartilage loss
Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
A popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to research presented Dec. 3 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
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Foundation for Physical Therapy names grant, scholarship recipients
PT Products
In a recent news release, The Foundation for Physical Therapy announced that its Board of Trustees recently awarded $215,000 in Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships and Research Grants to seven physical therapists.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Plastic surgery becomes popular among Kazakh men
Tengri News
Plastic surgery is not traditionally popular in Kazakhstan, but it has been gaining momentum over the past years. More and more Kazakhstani men have been resorting to plastic surgery.
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New facility set to open in 2015 as medical tourism grows in the Philippines
Manila Bulletin
Bullish on the prospects of medical tourism and the outpatient healthcare industry in the Philippines, Century Properties Group Inc. said it has started unit turnovers this month at Centuria Medical Makati, its 28-story outpatient medical-IT facility.
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Belarus to partake in 6 international tourism expos in 2015
Belarusian News
Belarus will take part in six international tourism expos abroad in 2015, BelTA learned from the National Tourism Agency.
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