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October 12, 2012
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In the News 
  • Woman appears in court in case of silicone injection death
    A woman known as the Black Madam was ordered held for trial on a third-degree murder charge involving the administration of silicone buttocks injections without a medical license. Authorities say a London woman died after being injected with industrial-grade silicone at a so-called pumping party in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dr. Robert Zubowski on VECTRA® 3D
"VECTRA 3D has been extremely useful in helping me understand patient's expectations. And when you can educate them about what can and can't be accomplished, you're going to have a higher percentage of satisfied patients. It gives them a comfort level with the decision, and the fact that we've gone the extra mile to educate them enhances their whole experience."
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Robert Zubowski, M.D., Paramus, NJ
Practice Management 
  • Many physicians want fewer working hours, survey finds
    A Physicians Practice survey revealed 66.3% of responding doctors said they do not have as much personal time as they believe they should. More than 47% said they would prefer to work less each week, and 34.2% of those said they were willing to accept lower compensation for reduced workload. (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Kythera obtains $70.4M in IPO to advance double-chin drug
    Kythera Biopharmaceuticals secured around $70.4 million from selling 4.4 million shares in an initial public offering. Almost all proceeds will go toward the Phase III trials of ATX-101, an experimental treatment for double chin. Kythera and partner Bayer Consumer Care plan to file an application in Europe for ATX-101 next year. CNBC/The Associated Press (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dr. Stephen Mulholland Workshop in Orlando
Attend a full day workshop featuring Dr. Stephen Mulholland in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 15, 2012 - at no charge. Learn about the latest body shaping and fat grafting techniques, including live cases, video demos, and an interactive Q&A session. Click here to register!
Health Quality & Advocacy 
  • How breast cancer helped change a plastic surgeon
    Despite working with breast cancer patients for years, plastic surgeon Karen Vaniver says she was not fully prepared for her own diagnosis and learned important lessons in how to care for patients. "Cancer made me a nicer (and better) person because it taught me about the power of compassion and the courage that lies within vulnerability," Vaniver says. She started a support group in Seattle called Girltalk that looks at the journey of dealing with cancer as an opportunity for positive growth. Forbes (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction "closes the loop" for patients
    Athens Regional Medical Center in Georgia takes a team approach to treating breast cancer patients, including counseling to help patients deal with the emotional impact, says plastic surgeon James Moore, the hospital's senior vice president and chief medical officer. Reconstruction plays a large role in emotional and physical healing, Moore says: It "closes the loop ... because that mastectomy scar or the absence of that breast is a daily reminder of what they've had to go through." Studies have also found that reconstruction plays a part in alleviating the psychological trauma of breast cancer, he said. Athens Banner-Herald (Ga.) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Research & Technology 
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
--James Baldwin,
American writer

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