Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon John Martin says he is seeing more patients who have tried do-it-yourself plastic surgery inspired by online videos. "So they saved money by doing it themselves, and now they're going to have to pay so much more to try and take care of it," Martin said.
Blepharoplasty makes patients appear more youthful and healthy to casual observers and more energetic to both observers and the patients themselves, according to a study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. William P. Adams Jr. on Canfield’s ViewMyConsult Patient Portal VECTRA 3D is the centerpiece of our aesthetic consultations, and the ViewMyConsult web portal is invaluable for sharing 3D simulations with my patients while keeping track of their interest. Read more.
Quoting prices for aesthetic procedures over the phone can be time-consuming and potentially misleading if all associated costs are not included in the quote, but refusing to accommodate price-shoppers can have negative consequences, says plastic surgeon Jonathan Kaplan. He offers an online price estimator and a smartphone app that reveals procedure prices after the user enters name and contact information, allowing office staff to follow up.
Health care organizations should have a disaster recovery and data backup plan included in their contingency plans as they prepare for potential natural disasters, according to an HHS Office for Civil Rights' news release. "The HIPAA Security Rule's requirements with respect to contingency planning also help HIPAA-covered entities and business associates assure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic [protected health information] during an emergency such as a natural disaster," the OCR said.
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Nurses who used bleach or quaternary ammonium compounds weekly to clean surfaces or medical instruments were 22% to 32% more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than those who did not use the disinfecting agents, according to the results of a long-term study by researchers at Harvard University and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.
Four Strategies for Developing Leaders Learn how organizations can prioritize talent development, from retired brigadier general Bernard Banks, Associate Dean of Leadership Development at Kellogg School of Management. Learn more.
A hand-held probe linked to a mass spectrometer analyzes tissue and detects malignant cells using a drop of water to extract biomolecules, a research team reported in Science Translational Medicine. If validated in human studies, the MasSpec Pen could make cancer excision surgery more precise.