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November 9, 2012
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  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction helps patients regain self-esteem
    A woman diagnosed with breast cancer at age 49 waited for a year to get reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy. She chose autologous tissue reconstruction, which offers natural-looking results. With this procedure, breast size will fluctuate when the patient gains or loses weight. "I felt having reconstruction ... gave me back something cancer took from me," the woman said. "And it gave me a flat tummy." KTHV-TV (Little Rock, Ark.) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Plastic surgeon busts myths
    Plastic surgery is not only for the wealthy and is safe when performed by a board-certified surgeon, but not all board certifications are created equal, says plastic surgeon Tracy Pfeifer. Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures a surgeon has extensive training in all areas of the body, understands the anatomy involved and is current on the latest techniques, she said. eMaxHealth.com (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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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 
 
  • Physician guidelines cover research, industry collaborations
    Guidelines to help physicians decide whether to participate in medical research, education or industry collaborations were published by the Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators in the journal Endocrine Practice. The guidelines define "fair value" compensation, call for increased scrutiny in areas such as formulary committees and institutional review boards, and reject the term "conflict of interest" regarding physician disclosures. Medscape (free registration) (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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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 
 
  • San Francisco could cover gender reassignment surgery
    The city of San Francisco is moving toward covering gender reassignment surgery for residents who do not have insurance. For now, though, the city does not have the ability to provide procedures such as genital reconstruction at its public hospital and clinics, according to a city health official. Yahoo/The Associated Press (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Research & Technology 
  • Study IDs genetic changes involved in aging
    Researchers studying stem cells extracted from abdominal fat identified histones and other molecules that monitor gene activity associated with aging. Finding a way to reverse some of those changes could prevent or reverse certain aging processes, the researchers said. The study was presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' annual conference. Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Scientists invent quick-release medical tape
    Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed three-layer medical tape that separates when removed from the skin, leaving an easily removed adhesive and potentially reducing pain and injury. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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