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Incorporating Neck Rejuvenation into Beauty Maintenance Plans
Some of the most common facial rejuvenation treatments can do wonders to turn back the hands of time on a patient’s face, but they can inadvertently enhance the appearance of age in the neck when the area is neglected.
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It is said the eyes are the gateway to the soul, but they are also the first place to show signs of aging.
Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Price transparency frameworks, which provide price information presented in the context of other relevant information, should be developed to meet patients' needs, according to recommendations presented in a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Combo Laser-Cision, Pinhole Method Effective for Burn Scars
For patients with hypertrophic burn scars, a combination laser-cision and pinhole method using a carbon dioxide laser may be a new effective treatment option, according to research published online April 11 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
American Medical Association Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Physicians who mainly engage in patient care contribute a total of $1.6 trillion in economic output, according to the American Medical Association's Economic Impact Study.
White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, the White House announced Thursday afternoon.
Free Drug Samples Tied to More Branded Prescriptions
Free drug samples drive the prescribing practices of physicians away from less expensive generic medications, according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Dermatology.
Indoor Tanning Tied to Unhealthy Weight Control Behavior
Adolescents who indoor tan, especially males, are more likely to exhibit unhealthy weight control behaviors, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
MRSA Isolate Acquired <i>vanA</i> Resistance During Therapy
Researchers report that a bloodstream infection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a patient with a serious skin condition acquired vancomycin resistance during antibiotic therapy, according to a report published in the April 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans are paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in the cost of specialty medicines for rare or serious diseases, according to a new report.
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