Digital Thermography and Machine Learning Team Up to Improve Burn Wound Care
A team at McGill University in Canada and the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico have developed a system for analyzing thermographic scans of burn wounds to improve how they are analyzed and how patients are treated. The team used digital infrared thermography, a non-invasive imaging technique, to study wounds when they were presented and for the following few days afterward. Infrared thermography shows the heat signature of the tissues being observed, which can indicate a variety of underlying processes taking place, particularly the amount of blood perfusion below the surface. “Digital infr...
Source: Medgadget - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Informatics Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

February Specials in the Skin Spa!
Specials in the Skin Spa for February are as follows:25% offUltherapy25% off two or more areas ofCoolsculpting (all areas must be done same day)25% offLaser Hair Removal20% off a package ofVivace Face and Neck treatments plus get a free Alastin Restorative Neck Complex 15% off a package of 3Thermiva treatments 15% off aViveve individual treatmentIntroductory Special: $250Genesis Laser Facial ($50 savings)This non-ablative skin therapy can restore natural tone and texture, diffuse redness, diminish scars and minimize pores by gently heating the dermis and fine vasculature. Three to five treatment recommended). Cal...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - February 1, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: specials Source Type: blogs

Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device Cleared in United States
Cook Medical and Zelegent, a company out of La Jolla, California, announced that the FDA cleared the Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device. The Elevo is used to position special sutures so as to lift the soft palate, the rear roof of the mouth. Alexander K. Arrow, MD, the CEO of Zelegent, which developed the Elevo, likens the procedure to a facelift, but for the soft palate. Cook Medical will be leading the distribution efforts. Zelegent has named the procedure “elevoplasty,” which can be performed under local anesthesia in the physician’s office. Three bi-directional resorbable barbed sutures are deliver...
Source: Medgadget - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: ENT Source Type: blogs

Effective Treatment for Hair Loss: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?It is a process of using the healing power of your body's own blood platelets to halt hair loss and enable new hair growth. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood that aids in hair restoration by promoting the growth of hair and skin cells at injection sites.Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for both men and women who are experiencing recent hair loss.See below for a peek at the 3-step, in-office procedure that is quick with no downtime — about 30 minutes for each treatment with three treatments recommended.For ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 28, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: hair loss hair restoration hair treatment platelet rich plasma PRP Hair prp therapy Source Type: blogs

Platform Wound Dressing, a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device Doesn ’t Need Gauze or Foam
Applied Tissue Technologies, based in Hingham, MA, won FDA clearance for its Platform Wound Dressing (PWD), the first embossed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device that doesn’t require using any foam or gauze. The PWD has an adhesive base and an embossed membrane that keeps the wound isolated from the outside environment. The membrane, thanks to its unique design, ends up performing the functions of the foam or gauze that’s currently used with existing NPWT products. The device is transparent when looking from above, allowing for close monitoring of the wound during therapy. When it is activ...
Source: Medgadget - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

iCertainty Contact-Free Perfusion Imaging System Cleared in U.S.
RFPi, a company out of Greenville, North Carolina, won FDA clearance for its iCertainty blood flow and perfusion imaging system. The technology gives clinicians the ability to essentially watch as blood saturates or drains in tissues being worked on, something that typically has to be done using invasive means. The new technology avoids injection of dyes and the use of fluoroscopes that emit ionizing radiation, and may be an alternative to interoperative MRI scanning in some cases. RFPi believes that many surgical procedures can be done faster, more easily, and with fewer complications, particularly where perfusion imaging...
Source: Medgadget - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Radiology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Introducing vFit+: Women's home-use device for intimate and personal wellness
Dr. Christine Hamori is the only professional on Boston's South Shore authorized to sell thevFit Plus device.vFit PLUS, the world ’s first home-use intimate wellness solution, uses a patented combination of red lights (LEDs), gentle heat and sonic technology to improve sexual function, so you can enjoy personal wellness and renewed confidence.vFit Plus is designed to be affordable, non-invasive, and all natural for use in the privacy of your home for up to 12 minutes a day, every other day.To schedule a demo and inquire about training and purchasing the device for your personal use, please contact Dr. Hamori's office...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: v-fit vaginal tightening vfit Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 14th 2019
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 13, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Wary of the Beautiful Fairy Tale of Near Term Rejuvenation
One might compare this interview with researcher Leonid Peshkin to last year's discussion with Vadim Gladyshev. There is a spectrum of caution and pessimism regarding near term progress towards rejuvenation; the pessimists in the research and development communities are not all alike in their viewpoints, and nor do they all have the same take on the complexity of cellular metabolism as a hurdle to progress. If a researcher thinks that small molecule drugs or gene therapies to alter the operation of metabolism into a state in which aging is slowed are the only way forward, then yes, it is reasonable to consider that ...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 10, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

First Device for Predicting Risk of Pressure Ulcers FDA Cleared
Pressure ulcers are a common malady for bedridden patients, a situation that clinicians have been struggling to improve significantly. There are devices that sense how long a part of a body has been pressed on for too long, beds that deflate and inflate different areas to provide temporary respite, and clinical routines that help to prevent pressure ulcers. Bruin Biometrics, a company based in Los Angeles, California, landed FDA clearance for the first device to actually objectively evaluate a patient’s proclivity for developing a pressure ulcer in a given part of the body. The SEM Scanner wireless handheld device is...
Source: Medgadget - January 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Medicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

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Ring in the New Year with 20% Off All Skin Spa Treatments!The bitter cold conditions in January can be tough on your skin. Come in this month to re-hydrate and rejuvenate dry winter skin. This month, receive 20% off all skin spa procedures!You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure.This special expires 1.31.19.See our full listing of treatments in theSkin Spa.Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332Call us:781-934-2200Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and NantucketChristine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa 95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 2, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: specials Source Type: blogs

Soliton Acoustic Shockwave Device to Aid in Tattoo Removal
Soliton, a company based in Houston, Texas, has developed an acoustic shockwave device to assist in laser tattoo removal. At present, laser tattoo removal takes a significant number of sessions, with long waits between visits and a significant overall cost. This new device aims to allow numerous laser passes per session, and the company claims that tattoos can be removed in as little as two to three sessions. The acoustic shockwave technology may also be useful for fat and cellulite removal, and Soliton is currently investigating these applications. Soliton reports that over 70 million people in the U.S. have tattoos, and ...
Source: Medgadget - December 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Dermatology Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Cynosure TempSure RF Platform Now Available for Aesthetic Procedures in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Gynecology
Hologic announced that its Cynosure division is releasing the recently FDA-cleared TempSure RF platform for surgical and non-surgical aesthetic applications. The device provides 300 watts of energy at 4 MHz, allowing for precise work in creating fine incisions in delicate tissues such as eyelids, ears, and even labia! Hologic believes its device causes less heat damage to nearby tissues compared to competitors and less noticeable scarring is left at the end. The device comes with a set of different electrodes that are dedicated to working with different tissue types on a single device. “TempSure Surgical is truly a b...
Source: Medgadget - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Ob/Gyn Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

EZbra Breast Dressing to Make Post-Op Recovery Easier, Safer
EZbra Advanced Wound Care, a firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is releasing in the U.S. its innovative breast dressing for recovery following procedures such as biopsies, lumpectomies, reconstructions, and placement of implants. The company hopes that its EZbra all-in-one device will become a standard of care, as currently there is no universally accepted methods for breast dressing. The device comes sterile and is intended for one-time use, avoiding the potential for cross contamination. The level of compression that is placed upon the breasts can be easily adjusted at various points to achieve post-op requirements. It abso...
Source: Medgadget - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Ob/Gyn Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Holiday Specials in the Skin Spa!
Happy Holidays from Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa!To help you stock up on stocking stuffers this month we are offering:10% off all in stock products20% off allSkin Spa proceduresRemember, our gift cards make great holiday gifts! (Available in any denomination.)You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 12.31.18 Call the Skin Spa to schedule now at 781-934-2200.Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332Call us:781-934-2200Serving Boston's South Shore, Cape Cod and NantucketChristine Hamori Cosmetic Surger...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - December 3, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

How Could We Reconcile Health Technologies and Environmental Sustainability?
The growth of the digital health market entails the appearance of newer and newer fitness trackers, wearables, health sensors – leaving the older models to the sock drawer or worse, the dustbin. What happens to health tech’s waste and what options do people have who don’t want their gadgets to end up in the trash towns of developing countries? More plastic than fish in the oceans soon “If the present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish”, said Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations to mark World Environment Day in June 2018. Not only the ocea...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Business Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Policy Makers Researchers digital health digital health tech e-waste electronic environment green health technology Innovation planet recycling sustainability Source Type: blogs

Surgeon Chris McCulloh Stands Up to Disability
Credit: Chris McCulloh. Chris McCulloh Job: 4th-year general surgical resident, Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey Grew up in: Manhattan When not at work, he’s: Programming, coding, thinking about artificial intelligence, and machine learning Hobbies: Writing/producing electronic music, weightlifting Ten years ago, Chris McCulloh planned to enter medical school and fulfill his dream of becoming a surgeon. Instead, just months before he was to start med school, he ended up a patient. A freak accident—slipping on a hardwood floor, flying backwards, and landing neck-first on the edge of a glass coffee tabl...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - November 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Beth Azar Tags: Being a Scientist Stem Cells Training Source Type: blogs

3M ’s New Durapore Advanced Surgical Tape for Keeping Tubes in Place
3M is releasing a new surgical adhesive tape that was developed to address special needs for a variety of clinical applications. The 3M Durapore Advanced tape is particularly beneficial when securing critical tubes that have to stay in place without a danger of being moved (chest tubes, JP drains, etc). The new product line adheres to skin, various tubes, and to itself, and when the surface is moist, having different textures, and in humid environments the tape is designed to perform well. The tape sticks on evenly throughout the surface, lifting very little at the edges. The tape has no natural rubber latex, but 3M claims...
Source: Medgadget - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiac Surgery Critical Care Emergency Medicine Neurosurgery Ob/Gyn Plastic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

November Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.20% offCoolsculpting20% offLaser Hair Removal  20% off a package of 3Vivace microneedling treatments25% off a package of 3Clear + Brilliant andIPL treatments (both treatments must be done the same day)15% off a package of 3Pellev é Eye treatments$99 Special:Ultrasonic Facial orMicrodermabrasionYou must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 10.30.18Call the Skin Spa to schedule now at 781-934-2200.Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332Call us:...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - November 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury november skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

New PICO 7Y Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System to Treat Two Sites at Once
Smith & Nephew is launching its brand new PICO 7Y negative pressure therapy system designed to be able to treat two wounds at the same time. The system uses a single pump that can support two dressings via a special Y extension, helping with cost savings while reducing the amount of gear worn by the patient. This can be particularly beneficial for women choosing to undergo a double mastectomy. The PICO 7Y relies on the company’s AIRLOCK technology that makes sure to evenly distribute the negative pressure, while evaporation and absorption is used to pull moisture from the wound. The device comes with a number of ...
Source: Medgadget - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

FDA Clears DuraSorb Bioabsorbable Surgical Mesh
Surgical Innovation Associates, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, won FDA clearance for its DuraSorb Monofilament Mesh. The bioabsorbable surgical mesh is designed for use in reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, providing structural support for about a year, eventually being absorbed by the body and disappearing from the surgical site to be replaced by native tissue. “The idea of a mesh that is there when you need it and gone when you don’t is appealing, for much the same reason that absorbable sutures have become a key part of a surgeon’s armamentarium – tissue support from a foreign material ...
Source: Medgadget - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

October Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.25% offUltherapy20% off anyThermage Body area (excludes face/eyes)15% offViPeels25% offCoolsculpting when you purchase 3 or more areas(all areas must be done same day)15% off alaser treatment of your choice.Includes: Cutera ExcelV,IPL Photorejuvenation,Clear + Brilliant,Fractional Resurfacing, andLaser Hair Removal25% off a package ofVivace or Rejuvapen Microneedling treatmentsor15% off individual Vivace or Rejuvapen Microneedling treatmentsYou must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 10.31.18Call the Skin Spa to schedu...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - September 30, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury october skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

Wheelchair Cushion with Smart Capabilities Avoids Pressure Ulcers
Engineers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new seat cushion for wheelchairs that works in an intelligent way to prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Decubitus ulcers come about when the same part of the body experiences applied pressure for long periods of time. There are cushions and mattresses made of groups of inflatable sections that regularly inflate and deflate, changing which parts of the body experience the pressure. The UT Arlington team improved on this by including pressure sensors into their cushion that are able to create a pretty detailed map of where pressure has been applied, ...
Source: Medgadget - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Medicine Plastic Surgery Rehab Source Type: blogs

September Specials in the Skin Spa
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.25% offCoolsculptingPurchase one area ofLaser Hair Removal and get a second area of equal or lesser value at 50% off (both areas must be done same day)Try a medical gradeViPeel of your face and receive neck, decolletage and back of hands for free.FreeIPL Photorejuvenation with the purchase of a Clear + Brilliant treatment.($250 savings)Purchase of a package of threeVivace face and neck treatments and receive 3 free Vivace hand treatments. Diminish fine lines, wrinkles and tighten your skin just in time for the holidays!($1500 savings)Also: Recieve a free Neo...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - September 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury september skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

Rosacea has the potential to harm many parts of people ’s lives
Dr. Ly and the twins Dr Ly understands the “true burdens of rosacea” and the ways in which she can improve the lives of her patients by working with them to achieve clear skin. The report “Rosacea Beyond The Visible” describes the psychosocial impacts of this disease some of which are hidden: “Every second patient reported that they would potentially be willing to trade 6 months or more of their life to cure rosacea”. …download the study here: Dr. Ly offers IPL (Intense Pulse Light) to treat Rosacea and skin discoloration caused by other conditions. In some cases antibiotics are ...
Source: aloha-dermatology.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: bigwave Tags: Aloha Dermatology News Source Type: blogs

Why Cochrane is Wrong About Hypertension. Very Wrong.
By SWAPNIL HIREMATH, MD Archie Cochrane and the Cochrane Collaboration Archie Cochrane was born in Scotland, educated in London (King’s College, University College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and worked in Cardiff, Wales. His work as a doctor during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, especially in a prisoner of war camp in Salonica, is credited with his push towards generating higher quality evidence. In his description of the clinical trial he conducted, he mentions James Lind as his hero. Ironically, that clinical trial – with weak randomization, open allocation, non-blindin...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: EBM Cochrane patient population risks Source Type: blogs

Why Cochrane is Wrong About Hypertension. Very Wrong.
By SWAPNIL HIREMATH MD Archie Cochrane and the Cochrane Collaboration Archie Cochrane was born in Scotland, educated in London (King’s College, University College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and worked in Cardiff, Wales. His work as a doctor during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, especially in a prisoner of war camp in Salonica, is credited with his push towards generating higher quality evidence. In his description of the clinical trial he conducted, he mentions James Lind as his hero. Ironically, that clinical trial – with weak randomization, open allocation, non-blinding...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: EBM Source Type: blogs

MolecuLight Coming to U.S. for Easy Fluorescent Imaging of Wounds
MolecuLight, a Toronto, Canada firm, won FDA de novo clearance for its MolecuLight i:X device that can photograph and video record the fluorescence of serious wounds and nearby tissues. The device can capture both regular light images as well as images taken when the scene is illuminated with an excitation light. No contrast agents are required to use the MolecuLight i:X. While natural light lets one see the wound, it doesn’t reveal the bacterial activity going on within. Fluorescence imaging can expose groups of bacteria present on the wound, and therefore guide a more targeted treatment regimen. “The MolecuLi...
Source: Medgadget - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Plastic Surgery Public Health Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: August 11, 2018
Gear up and get ready for the latest in mental health news, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a disturbing new trend involving selfies and plastic surgery, why some mental health professionals believe shopping addiction should be recognized as a mental illness, how mindfulness might not be the best practice for boosting productivity, and more. ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’: How Chasing the Perfect Selfie Can Lead to Plastic Surgery: Ever heard of “Snapchat dysmorphia”? It’s a new term dubbed by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine’s Depart...
Source: World of Psychology - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Addiction Brain and Behavior Celebrities Mindfulness Psychology Around the Net Research Technology Alyssa Petersel Brent Smith Compulsive buying disorder Eric Bass Get Up Innate Fear learned fear Meditation Mindfulness Medita Source Type: blogs

Functional Nanofibers Loaded with Antibiotics to Treat Serious Wounds
Researchers at Texas A&M University and Stevens Institute of Technology have been working on developing new materials that could aid clinicians in treating challenging wounds. These polymeric coatings have nano-scale fibers that hold antibiotics and release their cargo when the environment of the wound meets a specific criteria. This makes the material “functional,” and able to react to changes happening in the wound. “At Texas A&M we investigated how to build a stimuli-responsive polymeric material that could absorb and release antibiotics when prompted by a physiologically relevant stimuli,...
Source: Medgadget - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Materials Nanomedicine Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Specials in the Skin Spa for August include 25% off Ultherapy
Specials in the Duxbury Skin Spa this month include the following.25% offUltherapyPurchase 1 area ofCoolsculpting and get a second area of equal or lesser value at 50% off (both areas must be done same day) Purchase a full faceVivace micro needling treatment and get a free Vivace neck treatmentPurchase aMicrodermabrasion and receive a free Nia Exfoliating Treatment25% off Pelleve25% off a package of 6 or 8IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatments when you come in for a complimentaryVisia Skin Analysis (see separate post on Visia) 10% off all sunscreen (while supplies last)You must be an appropriate candidate for you...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - August 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: august duxbury skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

New in the Skin Spa: Visia ® Complexion Analysis
Dr. Hamori is pleased to announce the addition of Visia ® Skin Analysis in the Duxbury Skin Spa.Visia: See Below the SurfaceGet a head start on treating skin damage before it rears its ugly head with The Visia Complexion Analysis System. Visia ’s specialized camera penetrates beneath the skin’s surface creating a snapshot of: UV damagebrown spotsrednesstexturepore sizebacteriawrinkles. This tool allows our aestheticians to tailor a personalized treatment plan to meet your skin needs and track progress. Learn more: Visia Skin Analysis.August 2018 Special:When you come in for a complimentary Visia S...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - August 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: analysis complexion skin skin spa uv visia Source Type: blogs

Dr. Hamori Earns New Beauty's Top Doctor Designation for 2018
We are pleased to announce that Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, has been selected byNewBeauty as a partner and isfeatured in the Summer/Fall 2018 edition ofNewBeauty magazine, (the one with Elle MacPherson on the cover) due on newsstands today.Dr. Hamori, who is in the same demographic as most of her patients, speaks candidly with patients about the aging process.“Aging is inevitable, so why not optimize the medical resources to improve one’s appearance along the way?”  Dr. Hamori has received the Top Beauty Doctor designation each year since 2006. NewBeauty, the ultimate aesthetic resource ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - July 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: cosmetic surgery duxbury new beauty skin spa top beauty top doctor Source Type: blogs

Dr. Hamori Earns New Beauty's Top Doctor Designation for 2018
We are pleased to announce that Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS, has been selected byNewBeauty as a partner and isfeatured in the Summer/Fall 2018 edition ofNewBeauty magazine, (the one with Elle MacPherson on the cover) due on newsstands today.Dr. Hamori, who is in the same demographic as most of her patients, speaks candidly with patients about the aging process.“Aging is inevitable, so why not optimize the medical resources to improve one’s appearance along the way?”  Dr. Hamori has received the Top Beauty Doctor designation each year since 2006. NewBeauty, the ultimate aesthetic resource ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - July 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: cosmetic surgery duxbury new beauty skin spa top beauty top doctor Source Type: blogs

New Smart Bandage Monitors Health of Wounds, Dispenses Drugs as Needed
When wounds are bandaged, they’re only being assessed when the bandage is replaced every so often. This is starting to feel like something from the olden times, as so many things in our modern world are constantly monitored and evaluated. Engineers from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, and other institutions have now banded together to create a digital bandage that is smart enough to sense the state of a wound and that can decide to deliver drugs directly to the wound as it deems necessary. The device is made of two main parts, one of which is the bandage itself, that has pH and temperature sensors and drug releasing microbeads ...
Source: Medgadget - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Materials Medicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Nano-Patterned Bone Implants Vascularize and Generate Bone Better Than Smooth Ones
A University of Toronto team from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) discovered that nano-scale surface topology matters when it comes to vascularization of bone implants. They compared two titanium implants of the same chemical composition and varied only their surfaces at the nano scale. One was smooth and the other was rough and nano-patterned. In their experiments of bone regrowth around a skull implant, they observed over three times more bone formation around the implant with a rough surface. To uncover the mechanism, they turned to intravital microscopy to visualize the implant at micr...
Source: Medgadget - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Ben Ouyang Tags: Materials Nanomedicine Orthopedic Surgery Source Type: blogs

The hidden issues of the “dancing doctor”
Over the last month, a dermatologist practicing in Georgia known as the “dancing doctor” was suspended by the Georgia Medical Board, which said she posed a “threat to public health, safety, and welfare.” At least ten patients have sued this physician with complications including disfigurement and brain damage, and reportedly there are another 100 former patients who may pursue litigation as well. According to her social media account, this physician was performing cosmetic surgery procedures including abdominoplasty, fat grafting to the buttocks, and others that were far beyond her scope of training...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joshua-d-zuckerman" rel="tag" > Joshua D. Zuckerman, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Surgery Source Type: blogs

Summer Sizzler: 20% Off All Skin Spa Treatments in July!
Red hot special pricing in the Skin Spa for July!20% off all treatments in the Skin Spa this month.30+ treatments to choose from. See full listing at+Skin Spa.You must be an appropriate candidate for your chosen procedure. All specials expire 7.31.18.To take advantage of these special offers, please call our office to schedule your appointment at 781-934-2200. To learn more about procedures offered at Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa, please visit our websitewww.christinehamori.com.Christine Hamori Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Spa95 Tremont Street, Suite 28, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 02332Call us:781-934-2200Serving B...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - July 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori monthly specials skin spa Source Type: blogs

SOMAVAC 100, a Battery Powered Wearable Post Surgical Vacuum Pump
Some post-surgical wounds, including following abdominal surgeries and mastectomies, may require suction drainage to prevent post operative complications due to edema and fluid collections. Suction bulbs have been common for the past few decades, since they don’t require external power and are very simple in design. New technologies can significantly improve this, as batteries have become more powerful, pumps more efficient, and electronics ever smaller. The FDA has just cleared the SOMAVAC 100 Sustained Vacuum System, a battery-powered device that provides continuous suction to a closed post-surgical wound. It stays...
Source: Medgadget - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Ob/Gyn Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Bandage Conforms to Wound Shape and Stimulates Healing
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a thermoresponsive hydrogel bandage. The hydrogel is liquid at room temperature, but changes into a semi-solid gel at body temperature when in contact with a wound, meaning it conforms to the wound shape. The gel contains an amino acid sequence that stimulates the body’s own healing process. The researchers hope that the advanced dressing could help to heal difficult-to-treat wounds in patients with diabetes. Patients with diabetes can suffer from stubborn wounds and ulcers that can have serious consequences, including amputation and even death. There is a need fo...
Source: Medgadget - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Materials Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Specials in the Skin Spa for June
Coolsculpting is Hotter than Ever!Did you know? We were the first to offerCoolsculpting on Boston's South Shore, and we now operate four Coolsculpting machines. That means more appointment availability and the possibility to book " double sessions " — treating 2 areas in the same amount of time, or booking with a friend!Coolscupting Special for June: Purchase one area ofCoolsculpting and get an additional area of equal or lesser value 50% off.Plus:Refer a friend and you will both receive $100 off your nextCoolsculpting treatment!(Please call for more information at 781-934-2200.)Other specials this month in...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - June 4, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori monthly specials skin spa Source Type: blogs

May Specials in the Skin Spa
HUGE specials in the Skin Spa this month! Our aestheticians can create a customized plan to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 781.934.2200 to schedule a complimentary skin consult now.Specials for May50% off second area ofLaser Hair Removal (of equal or lesser value) when you buy one area30% offThermage25% offCoolsculptingPurchase a full facePellev é treatment and receive a free Pellev é eyes treatment (must be done same day) Purchase a Clear + Brilliant treatment and receive a freeIPL Photorejuvenation treatment (a $250 savings! both must be done the same day)Purchase aMicrodermabrasion treat...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - May 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori duxbury skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

M édecins sans Hôpitaux (Doctors without Hospitals)
This study and others seem to show that “small is beautiful” with independent physician led ACOs apparently out performing ACOs on average. (https://catalyst.nejm.org/do-independent-physician-led-acos-have-a-future/ ) Physician Outsourcers such as Team Health, MedNax, AMN are for profit health service companies. They are not traditional healthcare providers and yet they organize tens of thousands of physicians. Team Health has 20,000 affiliated physicians and provides physicians for hospitals and health systems in several specialties especially emergency medicine, anesthesiology and hospital medicine. MedNax is...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

April Specials in the Skin Spa
Spring is the perfect time to refresh your look! Our aestheticians can create a customized plan to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 781.934.2200 to schedule a complimentary skin consult now.Specials for April20% offUltherapy20% offVivace microneedling20% offLaser Hair Removal Purchase two areas ofCoolsculpting and get a third area at no additional cost (all areas must be done the same day) Purchase two full-faceIPL Photorejuvenation treatments and receive a third full-face IPL free10% off a package of four Glytone Eye PeelsAlso, while supplies last...This month try a new Colorescience 3-in-1 Eye Thera...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - April 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: christine hamori duxbury skin spa specials Source Type: blogs

AeroForm Tissue Expander for Breast Reconstruction: Interview with Scott Dodson, CEO
Breast reconstruction is a frequent consequence resulting from a fight with breast cancer. Women trying to become whole again have to undergo an implantation of a saline bag followed by regular, sometimes painful injections that gradually expand the size of the bag. There is another option, cleared by the FDA last year and in Europe back in 2012, that avoids injections altogether and allows women to choose when, where, and how much to expand the implant. We spoke with Scott Dodson, President & CEO of AirXpanders, the makers of the innovative AeroForm system, to learn more about the technology from patients’ and p...
Source: Medgadget - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

The truth about plastic surgery chains
Over 17 million cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2016. With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures, it seems nearly everyone is out to get a bite of the apple. Cosmetic surgery chains are growing in size and popularity in an attempt to cash in on this market. Examples include: LifeStyle Lift in the U.S., which declared bankruptcy in 2015 and Transform in the U.K. With this growing popularity, consumers should ask themselves whether having surgery at a cosmetic surgery chain is a good idea. Today, I’m going to explain what to look for during your cosmetic surge...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-greer" rel="tag" > Jennifer Greer, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Surgery Source Type: blogs

BioethicsTV: (March 9-14): Mary Kills People; The Good Doctor; The Resident
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Mary Kills People (Season 2; Episode 1): Helping the healthy to die This season picks up where the last season left off, with Desmond in prison and Mary carrying on helping people die. In many ways, this show has lost its edge since assisted suicide is now legal in California (where the show appears to take place) and Canada (since we see Mary with a Canadian passport). Desmond quickly is paroled and  Mary brings him on a case.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 17, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: BioethicsTV End of Life Care Featured Posts Health Care Informed Consent #MaryKillsPeople #thegooddoctor #TheResident anti-aging cancer cosmetic surgery disability harassment Source Type: blogs

March Specials in the Skin Spa!
Spring is in the air and there is no better time to refresh your look! Our aestheticians can create a customized plan to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 781.934.2200 to schedule a complimentary skin consult now.Specials for MarchVivace microneedling - Purchase a package of 3 full face and neck treatments and receive the chest area freeCutera ExcelV laser treatments - 15% off 15 or 30 minute treatmentsCoolsculpting - 20% off any treatmentLaser Hair Removal - Purchase 2 areas and receive 50% off the second area of equal or lesser valueViPeels- 15% off Clear + Brilliant - Purchase 3 treatments, get 3IPL trea...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - March 7, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: duxbury hamori Skin Spa Specials south shore boston Source Type: blogs

5 must-haves for great physician online profiles
Patients have a lot of choices when it comes to physicians.  Making sure your online profile is up to date, complete, and contains these five items will improve the chances that a website visitor will become a patient. Create a personal connection. Having good rapport with patients is important, and that process starts before patients ever walk in the door. How often have you seen a physician bio that only contains a single, humanizing detail in the last sentence: “Dr. John lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Karen.”  Some physicians may be hesitant to provide personal info, that shouldn&rsquo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-r-dooley" rel="tag" > Brian R. Dooley < /a > Tags: Social media Practice Management Source Type: blogs