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January 18, 2013
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  • More women opt for immediate post-mastectomy reconstruction
    The percentage of U.S. women undergoing mastectomies who opted for immediate reconstruction rose from 20.8% in 1998 to 37.8% in 2008, and the use of implants rose by an annual average of 11%, according to a review of 178,603 cases in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Rates of bilateral mastectomy increased while rates of unilateral mastectomy decreased. The 1998 Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act, which mandates insurance coverage of post-mastectomy reconstruction, may have been a factor in the increase, study authors write in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. MedWire News (U.K.) (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Surgery restores oral function for woman born tongueless
    Surgeons restored function to the mouth of a 23-year-old woman who was born without a tongue and had difficulty breathing, talking and eating. Surgeons expanded the woman's jaw and applied braces to her teeth to prepare for the reconstruction. ITN (U.K.) (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dr. Jennifer Walden on VECTRA 3D
"I do a lot of breast augmentation and secondary breast surgery. VECTRA 3D has proven to be invaluable when dealing with asymmetry, and helps the patient decide on the implant size that will let them achieve their goals. For rhinoplasty procedures as well, it's been a great adjunct to my consultations and surgical planning." Read More>>

Jennifer L. Walden, M.D., F.A.C.S., Austin, Texas

Practice Management 
  • HHS updates HIPAA rules
    HHS updated HIPAA rules to limit the use and disclosure of protected health information for fundraising and marketing, prohibit the unauthorized sale of protected health data, broaden patients' rights to restrict disclosure of health information, prohibit insurers from using or sharing genetic data for underwriting, and replace the standard of "harm" under the HITECH Act's breach notification rule, among other changes. Government Health IT online (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Health Quality & Advocacy 
Plastic Surgery Channel Video Spotlight 
  • When diet and exercise aren't enough
    Most people have an area on their body that just doesn't seem to respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Mark Elliott, a board-certified plastic surgeon from Meridian, Miss., explains the differences between liposuction and the nonsurgical procedure Coolsculpting. (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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