Cosmetic Surgery News

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Costs, Complications Up for Minorities in Cleft Palate Repair
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
No Subfascial, Intramuscular Injection Recommended in Gluteal Fat Grafting
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Vertical Plating Offers Benefit for Mandibular Body Fractures
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Standard Outcome Measures Developed for Pediatric Facial Palsy
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
FDA: Breast Implants Linked to Cancer Can Still Be Sold in U.S.
Abdominal Etching Procedure Gives Patients 'Six-Pack Abs'
No Increase in Complications Seen With Abdominoplasty in Obese
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Digital Replantation Seems Better Than Revision Amputation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
FDA Panel: Too Early to Ban Breast Implant Linked With Cancer
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
FDA Takes New Look at Breast Implant Safety
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Over 17.7 Million Cosmetic Procedures Performed in U.S. in 2018
Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Female Representation Has Increased in Plastic Surgery
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
Outcomes Good for Autologous Reconstruction After Implant Fail
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Mandibular Contour Surgery Training System Beneficial
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
One in Five Readmitted After Head, Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Health Utility Values Improve After Septorhinoplasty
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate Not Up With Autologous Fat Transfer
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Smoking Associated With Head, Neck Surgery Complications
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
YouTube Videos May Provide Biased Info on Facial Plastic Sx
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
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