Reno, Nev.-area patients seek breast augmentation, wrinkle relaxers, surgeons say | Temporary augmentation allows clients to test bigger cup sizes | Ensuring compliance with HIPAA technical safeguards
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November 14, 2014
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Reno, Nev.-area patients seek breast augmentation, wrinkle relaxers, surgeons say
Most patients have been thinking about plastic surgery for a year or more before making their first appointment, and most want to change something specific that they don't like about how they look, says plastic surgeon Joseph Kiener. Most women seek breast augmentation to enhance breast shape and symmetry, and most men seek wrinkle relaxers, fillers, rhinoplasty and pectoral enhancement, plastic surgeon Phillip Dahan says. KRNV-TV (Reno, Nev.) (11/13)
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Temporary augmentation allows clients to test bigger cup sizes
Plastic surgeon Norman Rowe plans to seek FDA approval on a temporary breast augmentation procedure dubbed "vacation breasts." Rowe already offers a procedure that enlarges breasts for 24 hours, and the new procedure would last up to three weeks. "You can use 3D imaging and put implants in bras, but it's another thing to see what the weight will actually feel like and what it will be like to live with the new breasts," Rowe said. ABC News (11/12)
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Dr. William Adams on VECTRA® 3D
VECTRA 3D gives my patients information that has not been previously available to them. It is a powerful visual comprehensive consultation tool that allows me to better communicate with my patients, better educate them about their procedure and help them understand what they will look like after surgery. Every patient has found this tool extremely valuable. Read more >>
William P. Adams Jr., M.D., Dallas, TX
Practice Management
Ensuring compliance with HIPAA technical safeguards
When complying with HIPAA regulations that safeguard and control access to electronic protected health information, health care organizations must determine what security measures are reasonable and appropriate, which may differ depending on their size. Technological tools can enable practices to authenticate data and encrypt records during transmission. Covered entities must also document audit control procedures and communicate them to employees. Health IT Security (11/11)
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Group urges removal of MU penalties
A new policy by the American Medical Association calls for the elimination of penalties in the federal meaningful use program. The group said interoperability remains a bigger challenge in health IT adoption and therefore should be the core focus of meaningful use. (11/11)
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Additional procedures needed after 23.6% of breast conservation surgeries, study finds
An analysis involving 316,114 patients treated for breast cancer with breast conservation surgery showed that 23.6% had to undergo at least one more surgery. Of those women, 62.1% had an additional breast conserving lumpectomy while 37.9% were treated with mastectomy, according to the study in JAMA Surgery. The type and size of the tumor and patient age were all predictors of repeat surgeries, the study found. (11/15)
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Research & Technology
Scientists work on wound dressings that extract specific bacteria
Experimental nanofiber mesh bandages might be able to extract bacteria from wounds and speed up healing, scientists reported at the American Vacuum Society annual meeting. Mesh with nanofibers of the same diameter as Staphylococcus aureus attracted the bacterium in laboratory tests. The scientists hope the research will lead to developing wound dressings that prevent infections. blog (11/12)
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