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September 2016 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for September 2016. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

CDC: Too Many Health Care Workers Not Getting Flu Vaccine

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly one in every five American health care workers do not receive the annual influenza vaccination, and in some facilities that number exceeds half, according to research published in the Sept. 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Meditation Recommended for Helping Attendings 'Attend'

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation can allow attending physicians to be "in attendance" in order to heal and maintain personal well-being, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.

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AbobotulinumtoxinA Effective for Face-Lifting

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- AbobotulinumtoxinA (ABO) is efficacious for face-lifting, with better response for patients with oval-face shape and those aged younger than 32 years, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Findings May Help Optimize Tissue Expansion Procedures

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a method to measure the limit to which human skin can be stretched, which could lead to a new means to grow skin, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of Acta Biomaterialia.

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Many Doctors Reluctant to Reveal Mental Health Issues

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, according to a report published online Sept. 15 in General Hospital Psychiatry.

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AMA: Practicing Empathy May Lead to More Joy in Medicine

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Empathetic listening can help physicians navigate difficult situations and forge deeper connections with patients, leading to greater professional satisfaction and joy, according to the American Medical Association.

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Dermatography Helps Lessen Appearance of Surgical Scars

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with scars from head and neck surgeries may benefit from dermatography (medical tattooing), which can help restore some of the skin's natural appearance, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Tofacitinib Citrate May Stimulate Hair Regrowth in Alopecia Areata

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used for rheumatoid arthritis might regrow hair in alopecia areata (AA) patients, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in JCI Insight.

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Multigrowth Factor Cream Speeds Recovery After Laser Therapy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with a multigrowth factor (MGF)-containing cream is associated with more rapid recovery after laser ablation, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Hospitals Increasingly Employing Doctors, Effects on Care Uncertain

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals are increasingly switching to an employment relationship with physicians, but switching has had no impact on primary composite quality metrics, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Average Premiums for Health Care Coverage Stable in 2016

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The average annual premiums for single and family coverage remained stable in 2016, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in Health Affairs.

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Recommendations Developed for Cost-Effectiveness Analyses

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new set of recommendations has been developed for conduct and reporting of cost-effectiveness analyses, according to a report published in the Sept. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Value-Driven Outcomes Tool Can Cut Health Care Costs

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A multifaceted value-driven outcomes tool that identifies variability in costs and outcomes can reduce health care costs, according to a study published in the Sept. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma, Hyaluronic Acid Improves Aging Facial Skin

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) is associated with a clinically visible and statistically significant improvement in aging facial skin, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Incidence of Hair Removal-Linked Injuries Up From 1991 to 2013

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- From 1991 to 2013 there was an increase in the incidence of hair removal-related injuries, with incidence varying with age, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Blue Light Phototherapy Safe, Effective for Acne Vulgaris

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The KLOX BioPhotonic System LED blue light device using specific photo-converter chromophores is safe and efficacious for acne vulgaris, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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