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Personal rejection sensitivity linked with more severe BDD and depressive symptoms

Personal rejection sensitivity linked with more severe BDD and depressive symptoms

In a recent study, researchers at Rhode Island Hospital found that fear of being rejected because of one's appearance, as well as rejection sensitivity to general interpersonal situations, were significantly elevated in individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). [More]
Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

The latest issue of Seattle magazine names 36 physicians within the EvergreenHealth network to the publication's annual "Top Doctors" list. [More]
Vaginal rejuvenation surgeries help women feel more confident and sexually revitalized

Vaginal rejuvenation surgeries help women feel more confident and sexually revitalized

Beverly Hills Physicians is finding new ways to help women of all ages feel good about their physical sensations as well as their aesthetic appearance. [More]
Doctor shares simple steps for women to keep breasts youthful

Doctor shares simple steps for women to keep breasts youthful

Aging affects the breasts just like the rest of the body. Skin stretches over time and the breasts start to sag, while sun exposure causes age spots and wrinkles on the decolletage. [More]
New framework for monitoring oral cancer development, progression, recurrence

New framework for monitoring oral cancer development, progression, recurrence

Each year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40% in the U.S. is one of the lowest of the major cancers, and it has not improved in the past 40 years. [More]
Liposuction expert offers treatment for patients suffering from lipedema

Liposuction expert offers treatment for patients suffering from lipedema

Liposuction expert Dr. David Amron is one of the select surgeons in the nation to successfully treat lipedema (a.k.a. lipoedema), a potentially debilitating condition that causes abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the legs and sometimes arms. [More]
Expanding Medicaid access increases use of subspecialty surgical services in New York State

Expanding Medicaid access increases use of subspecialty surgical services in New York State

Researchers in the department of surgery at the University of Michigan have found that expanding access to Medicaid in New York State increased beneficiaries' use of subspecialty surgical services. [More]
RAAV/ABAD-DP-6His generates fusion peptide that protects PC12 cells from oxidative stress injury

RAAV/ABAD-DP-6His generates fusion peptide that protects PC12 cells from oxidative stress injury

The effects of Amyloid beta (Aβ)-Aβ-binding alcohol dehydrogenase (ABAD) may exacerbate Alzheimer's disease pathology. [More]

Leading plastic surgeon invited to share latest advances in robotic hair restoration

Chicago plastic surgeon Gregory A. Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS, has been invited to be part of Harvard Medical School's "I Am Harvard," sharing his outcomes in the field of plastic surgery and advances in robotic hair restoration. [More]
Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

Mayo Clinic launches healthy living program aimed to help people achieve and sustain wellness

In a crowded health and wellness marketplace, knowing what's fact versus myth and effective versus ineffective can be a challenge. It also may be an obstacle for some people to find a sound and practical lifestyle program that they can maintain over time. To provide a comprehensive wellness program based on research, not the trend of the day, Mayo Clinic will launch the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in summer of 2014 to help people adopt healthy behavioral changes in diet, exercise and stress management and improve their overall quality of life. [More]

Patients Honor Dr. Jason Wendel For Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Wendel has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. [More]

Mother-daughter pairs are increasingly opting for cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery can be an empowering experience for women who want to bolster their self-esteem. One key component to better results and recovery is having a strong support system. A recent twist on this idea is mother-daughter plastic surgery. [More]
Breast lift procedures growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries

Breast lift procedures growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries

New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries. Since 2000, breast lifts have grown by 70 percent, outpacing implants two-to-one. Breast implants are still by far the most performed cosmetic surgery in women, but lifts are steadily gaining. In 2013, more than 90,000 breast lift procedures were performed by ASPS member surgeons. [More]

Dr. Alfred Sofer honored with 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award

Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Alfred Sofer has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. [More]
Patients with cleft palate can benefit from bone lengthening technique

Patients with cleft palate can benefit from bone lengthening technique

A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of the upper jaw in patients with cleft lip and palate deformities, reports a study in the March issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, edited by Mutaz B. Habal, MD, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]
Beverly Hills Physicians receives ALLERGAN PARTNER PRIVILEGES Top 50 award

Beverly Hills Physicians receives ALLERGAN PARTNER PRIVILEGES Top 50 award

Throughout Southern California, Beverly Hills Physicians has long been the ideal option for cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation. With BHP's various facilities throughout the region (each approved by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery, Inc.), their plastic surgery patients always know they're receiving the safest and most effective surgery. [More]
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust selects OpenText to manage scanned legacy case-notes

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust selects OpenText to manage scanned legacy case-notes

OpenText, the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced today that it has been selected by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to manage its scanned legacy case-notes. [More]
Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

The rise of 'selfies' is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The annual poll studies a select group of the organization's 2,700 members to uncover the latest trends in facial plastic surgery. [More]
Invuity secures $36 million round of financing led by HC Royalty

Invuity secures $36 million round of financing led by HC Royalty

Invuity, Inc., a developer of advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries, announced today that it has secured $36 million in a Series E financing led by HealthCare Royalty Partners, along with existing investors Valence Life Sciences, InterWest Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and a number of other qualified investors. [More]
New approach to breast reconstruction surgery decreases use of postoperative opioid painkiller

New approach to breast reconstruction surgery decreases use of postoperative opioid painkiller

A new approach to breast reconstruction surgery aimed at helping patients' bodies get back to normal more quickly cut their postoperative opioid painkiller use in half and meant a day less in the hospital on average, a Mayo Clinic study found. [More]