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February 15, 2013
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Job seekers turn to medical aesthetics to get an edge
Surveys have found that better-looking people have an easier time finding a job, and job seekers are increasingly turning to cosmetic surgery to get an edge in a highly competitive market. Men have been more likely than women to seek cosmetic surgery to gain or keep a job, but women are catching up, plastic surgeons say. Personal Branding Blog (2/7)
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Dr. Marc Salzman on VECTRA 3D
"Cosmetic plastic surgery is a visual art. Patients don't usually understand medical terminology, but they know what they want when they see it. With VECTRA 3D simulations, I can show them realistic results of the procedures they want, as seen from any angle. And when they see this, they act on it with confidence that the procedure is in their own best interest." Read more>>

Marc J. Salzman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Louisville, KY

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Records compromised in data breaches down by 77% in 2012
The number of patient records involved in data breaches decreased by 77% last year, according to a study by Redspin. However, large data breaches were up by 21.5%, and Redspin warned providers not to be complacent about securing patient data, since the number of people affected is still high. Healthcare IT News (2/13)
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Program for breast cancer patients faces budget cuts
A Washington state program to help the uninsured or underinsured with breast, cervical or colon cancer is in jeopardy. The Washington Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program is supported by the state and federal governments as well as Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates, but a budget proposal eliminates all but 2% of state funding by 2015. "The underinsured women cannot go without this program," said plastic surgeon Allen Gabriel, who founded the Pink Lemonade Project for breast cancer survivors. The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)/Live Well blog (2/13)
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Research & Technology
Bio-scaffold may allow for regrowth of broken bones
Researchers from the U.K. used a method called "solvent blending" to create a degradable, plastic bio-scaffold that can be inserted into broken bones to induce them to regrow. The scaffold lets blood flow through it, which in turn allows stem cells from the bone marrow that are in the blood to attach to the scaffold and generate new bone tissue. Researchers are preparing to test the scaffold in human trials. The findings were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. Medical News Today (2/11)
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Scientists work on large-scale tissue production
Researchers at universities and private companies envision the day when replacement muscle, cartilage, skin and other tissues and organs will be manufactured on a large scale using 3D printing. Researchers have implanted 3D-printed urethras into injured boys, and the Department of Defense is funding some of the research with the hope of helping wounded soldiers. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)/The Associated Press (2/11), Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (2/15)
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