Sculpture class helps students learn the art of plastic surgery | Beauty pageant prize proves deadly for winner | How doctors can use Facebook to reach new patients
January 20, 2015
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Sculpture class helps students learn the art of plastic surgery
Some plastic surgery students at Tulane and Louisiana State universities hone their skills in sculpture classes at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. "In books we learn about the dimensions of the face and you start to break things down into thirds and fourths and dimensions and proportions, and [sculpture class] kind of takes us away from that," said James Mayo, a third-year plastic surgery student at LSU. WWNO-FM (New Orleans)/National Public Radio (1/12)
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Beauty pageant prize proves deadly for winner
A 19-year-old woman in Ecuador died after undergoing a liposuction procedure that she won in a beauty pageant. Fox News Latino (1/13)
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Making the Most of Meaningful Use: Why Choosing the Right EHR Matters
Healthcare professionals understand how EHRs can increase patient engagement and the quality of care. What's not clear is how to choose the right EHR vendor or how to transition to a new EHR smoothly and within government guidelines. This guide provides an overview of Meaningful Use, highlights the requirements for 2015, and provides tips for selecting the right EHR to avoid penalties and position your practice for continued success in the future. Read now.

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How doctors can use Facebook to reach new patients
Doctors can reach more potential patients through targeted Facebook ads than through ads in the phone book, on the radio or through direct mail, writes Adam McConnell, CEO of Pulse Digital Marketing. Targeted Facebook ads that have eye-catching images and get right to the point will have a positive effect, McConnell writes. He describes in this article how doctors can develop a successful Facebook marketing campaign. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/18)
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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Plastic surgeon's mission evolves
Plastic surgeon Timothy Sproule initially founded the Canadian Reconstructive Surgery Foundation to reconstruct people's cleft lips and palates in developing countries. Sproule found that reconstructive surgery had advanced far enough in the countries he served that he could expand the foundation's mission to offer burn care and other complex procedures. The foundation has also donated specialized equipment to treat burn victims. Toronto Sun (1/18)
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How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

Research & Technology
Study links bacteria with cancer risk in chronic wounds
Chronically inflamed skin might be more susceptible to cancer because of the interaction between a receptor on the surface of white blood cells, called toll-like receptor 5, and flagellin, a bacteria, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers found that when TLR5 detects flagellin, it increases HMGB1 protein levels, potentially encouraging the growth of cancerous tumors. Antibiotics that target the bacteria might reduce the malignancy risk in wounds, lead researcher Fiona Watt said. Gizmag (1/15)
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Experimental filler shows staying power in studies
An injectable filler consisting of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and umbilical cord-derived collagen encouraged cell and blood vessel formation in a mouse study reported in the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. More of the experimental filler remained 16 weeks after injection compared with commercial fillers, researchers reported. Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times (1/13)
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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
-- John F. Kennedy,
35th U.S. president
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