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May 7, 2010
Understanding the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act
By Susanne S. Warfield
Published in Merge Magazine
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The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA) aims to aid patients by increasing the availability to data needed to resolve safety and health issues. Consequently, this has a significant impact on the medical industry, creating the need for a comprehensive understanding of patient rights protected by HIPAA, as well as through additional privacy, security and safety rules. Knowing the medical community's responsibilities when it comes to federal health privacy regulations, and reporting any violations thereof, can ensure your practice a distinct safety of its own. More

New survey ranks the nation's most and least sun-smart cities
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At first glance, Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver might not seem to have much in common. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found these three cities outshine other U.S. cities in heeding dermatologists' advice on preventing and detecting skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000 adults nationwide to determine their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward tanning, sun protection and skin cancer detection. Twenty-six cities were ranked based on respondents' answers to several questions in each category. More

AdvancedMD Medical Billing Software for Dermatology
Average practices experience 30% claims rejection. 10,000 providers use automated and updated Web-based software with the latest payer changes to reduce rejections to 5%, earning them more than $150,000 in additional profits. Demo AdvancedMD software and receive the new MGMA billing guide: "12 Potholes to Getting Paid." more

The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference
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Who Should Attend?
The National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) Conference is open to all current and future skin care educators.

Why Should I Attend? This event was created for you! NETT will give you the edge, recharge your classroom and rejuvenate your students! If you can only attend one conference this year - this is it!

What Will I Learn? NETT is focusing on topics that will affect you and your student’s future! Providing up-to-date information and the tools to upgrade your knowledge and your esthetics program.

Click Here for Full Program Details.

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening System
Pellevé™ is the newest innovation in skin tightening, recently FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé™ system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance. To learn more please click here.

Please visit us at ASDS / ASCDS Booth #718 more

Minimally invasive procedures achieve midface rejuvenation
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Malar suspension and meloplication performed with either the suture suspension technique or a procedure using a bioabsorbable suspension device (Coapt Endotine Midface ST 4.5, Coapt Technologies) offer a minimally invasive, safe and effective physiologic approach for restoring a natural, more youthful appearance to the midface, according to William Beeson, M.D. More

Drivers, beware of skin cancer
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Those on the driving seat, especially men but also women, are more likely to have skin cancer on the left side of their face, a study appearing in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has warned. Prepared by Dr. Scott Fosko, Chair of Dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, the research recommends wearing daily a sunscreen that is effective against both UVA and UVB rays, and thus avoids skin cancer. More

Environ Skin Care
The Environ® Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy (AVST) range assists skin to mobilize its innate ability to repair and maintain itself. The range consists of five increasing strengths of vitamins A and C, and contains antioxidants (Resveratrol), flavonoids and peptides (Matrixyl™). No fragrance or preservatives are added during manufacture. more

Guided ultrasound for noninvasive skin tightening may be wave of future
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Skin-rejuvenation modalities such as lasers and radiofrequency (RF) are commonly used for noninvasive skin tightening. However, significant cosmetic results are still lacking. Although it's in its early stages of development, a new technique using "guided" ultrasound shows much promise as a future noninvasive skin-tightening approach. More

HairMax LaserComb® ACTUALLY WORKS!
Physicians worldwide effectively treat genetic hair loss with the HairMax LaserComb as mono, concomitant or adjunctive therapy.  HairMax is clinically proven with published efficacy studies to promote hair growth in males. HairMax is the only laser phototherapy device that has FDA 510(k) Clearance for marketing. Over 92% user satisfaction. more

Lasers demonstrate the power to heal without scarring
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When accidents happen, doctors typically rely on sutures, staples or adhesives to fix the damage. These approaches work, of course, but they tend to cause inflammation in the surrounding tissue and leave scars long after a wound has healed. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center for Photomedicine have recently completed a study they hope will shine some light on this problem—laser light, that is. More

Susanne S. Warfield, President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc. ( Official Publication of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. Warfield has over 29 years experience, is a leading expert on business, legal and liability issues that affect physician and esthetician relationships. She has authored over 400 articles and 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors. More


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