Plastic surgeon says women with breast implants have 10 times the risk for cancer than we were previously told
(NaturalNews) Many women around the world have breast implants for cosmetic reasons or following breast-cancer surgery.In rare occasions, these breast implants may lead to a new emerging cancer type, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Can Do Better
I am lucky. Choosing a creative life and having the opportunity to do satisfying work that is sometimes meaningful is a blessed existence and worth the price paid in the subsequent challenges of public life. Sometimes it means resigning to humiliation, and other times, understanding when silence perpetuates a bigger problem. In October 2014, a tabloid newspaper article reported that I'd likely had surgery to alter my eyes. It didn't matter; just one more story in the massive smut pile generated every day by the tabloid press and fueled by exploitative headlines and folks who practice cowardly cruelty from their anonymo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California woman who spends $20k A YEAR to look like Barbie wants G cup breast implants
Carly Mersola, 25, from Marina del Rey, California, spends $11,000 every six months on her looks splashing out on tanning, lip injections and hair extensions as she 'loves the attention'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solely Penile Skin for Neovaginal Construction Solely Penile Skin for Neovaginal Construction
Is this technique a feasible method for neovaginal construction in gender reassignment surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Failed Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair: What's Next? Failed Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair: What's Next?
Which alternative methods should be considered after a failed flexor tendon repair?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

This Is What Rio ’s Terrible Pollution Looks Like On the Ground
Forget about the floating tires. You can spot those in the water even in clean cities around the world. What gobsmacks you as you approach a canal near the Rio international airport, a body of water that flows into the city’s Guanabara Bay – home of the 2016 Olympics sailing venue — is the smell. It’s a gaseous stench: inhale it at your stomach’s own risk. There’s also the sludge, so thick you slip on it. And the sheer mass of stuff: Christmas ornaments, milk cartons, cookie packaging, clothes sitting in the stew. Then there are all the insidious things you can’t see. Why is Guanab...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory/Rio de Janeiro and Julia Lull Tags: Uncategorized 2016 rio olympics 2016 Summer Olympics Pollution Science Sports World Source Type: news

This Common Nighttime Habit Is Giving You Wrinkles, Study Says
If you’ve been noticing more and more lines on the sides of your face, you might want to reconsider what you’re doing in bed. These telltale signs of aging may very well be a result of how you’re sleeping. Although common positions, researchers say that sleeping on either your side or your stomach could contribute to wrinkling over time. “Sleep wrinkles form in response to distortion created when the face is pressed against any sleep surface,” Goesel Anson, a plastic surgeon and lead author of a new review published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, said in a release. “They tend to worse...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Women Have Breast Implants Removed?
It was a story with a bit of irony, as well as ominous health warnings. Crystal Hefner, the 30-year-old wife of Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, announced in a story in People magazine last month that she'd had her breast implants removed because they were making her sick. Hefner posted a photo of her post-surgery self on Instagram with the caption, "Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me." The former model, now a DJ, was diagnosed a few months back with Lyme disease. Her symptoms included intolerance to foods and beverages as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Hefn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older White Women at Highest Risk for Facial Fractures Older White Women at Highest Risk for Facial Fractures
Among individuals who sustain facial injuries, white women over 60 have the highest risk of facial fractures whereas black women over 60 have the lowest, according to findings from a U.S. injury database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Diep vs Pedicled Tram Flap Outcomes After Breast Surgery Diep vs Pedicled Tram Flap Outcomes After Breast Surgery
How do these two techniques for reconstructive breast surgery compare in terms of complications and outcomes?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Supplements, medical tourism, cosmetic surgery
CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangell, join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss dangerous ingredients that are found in dietary supplements sold around the country and the health risks of traveling abroad for medical care. Also, Dr. Cangell explains how patients can avoid looking unnatural after cosmetic surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN'T Cover
Whether you’re looking to choose a new health insurance policy, going on Medicare, or are unsure of the details of your current health plan, there are several services that you may think are covered but in actuality they’re not. Knowing in advance what services you’re going to have to pay for can help you make smart health choices. First, How to Get Coverage If your employer offers health insurance, you’re generally all set. But if you’re leaving your employer or find yourself recently without health insurance (and are not Medicare age), here are your health insurance coverage options: COBRA ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin This common form of skin cancer usually isn't life-threatening, but it can be aggressive in some cases. Learn more and discover which treatments may help. Breast implants and cancer: Any connection? Is there any connection between breast implants and cancer? And if so, how serious is the risk? Learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Case Challenge: A Diabetic Woman With Left Index Finger Pain Case Challenge: A Diabetic Woman With Left Index Finger Pain
A 53-year-old woman with uncontrolled diabetes presents with left index finger pain and swelling. She states that her symptoms began with localized pain at the tip of the finger. Medscape Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Dermal Matrix and Skin Grafting for a Complicated Hand Wound Dermal Matrix and Skin Grafting for a Complicated Hand Wound
Read how this complicated defect was successfully managed with a single-layer dermal matrix combined with skin grafting. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction
( UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center ) Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after mastectomy. But a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found that insurance type and distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Next Step: How to Choose the Right Path after Medical School
Image Source Choosing what path to take in a medical career can be daunting. There are many factors to consider. Many of these choices will have to be made prior to the third year of medical school in order to stay ahead of the curve and maintain a competitive edge. It is important to have a clear vision of your specialty choice so you have no regrets on Residency Match Day. Most importantly, self-reflection and self-understanding are key steps to choosing the right specialty and deciding what to do after medical school. It is never too early to begin this discernment process. Variety - What kind of variety is best for y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crystal Hefner Shows Why You Shouldn't Get Breast Implants
Here's what you should consider before getting breasts implants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Crystal Hefner Shares The Health Problems Breast Implants Can Pose
Here's what you should consider before getting breasts implants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Professor Mark Clemens says cancer risk of breast implants '10 times higher than first feared'
One patient struck down with the illness is 30-year-old Charlotte Fouracres (pictured), who claims she was not warned about the risk when she had an augmentation in April 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double hand transplant: 'It's a small miracle, looking at what nature has allowed us to do'
Chris King has successfully undergone the UK ’s first double hand transplant , but psychologically, the real test of his recovery may just be beginning It was a moment that mingled triumph with relief as the UK ’s first double hand transplant patient awoke from a painstaking 12-hour operation with two new sets of fingers. “It’s better than a lottery win because you feel whole again,” said Chris King as he recuperated at the Leeds General Infirmary. “They look absolutely tremendous,” he added. “They’re my hands. They really are my hands.” Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Psychology Science Plastic surgery Health Human biology UK news Source Type: news

First person in UK to have double hand transplant says he feels 'whole again'
Chris King, who lost both hands except the thumbs in an industrial accident three years ago, says he is looking forward to riding his bike The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has described how he feels “whole again” and is looking forward to riding a bike he has adapted. Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at his work three years ago. He is the second person to have a hand transplant at the UK ’s specialist centre for the operation at Leeds general infirmary and the first to have both hands replaced. Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mark Tran Tags: Health UK news Plastic surgery Society Source Type: news

Crystal Hefner Shares Bikini Pic After Removing Breast Implants She Says 'Slowly Poisoned' Her
Crystal Hefner is celebrating her new body after removing the breast implants she claims “slowly poisoned” her.  The 30-year-old Playboy-model-turned-DJ and wife of Hugh Hefner took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a bikini photo that she captioned, “The new me. Happier and healthier. Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me. Thank you for the overwhelming support on my post yesterday, I love you. ❤️” The new me. Happier and healthier. Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me. Thank you for the overwhelming support o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp
A patient presents with a fungating giant basal cell carcinoma of the scalp. How was this tumor excised and reconstructed? ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Printing your skull: How 3D printing helps surgeons plan complex encephalocele brain surgeries
At five months’ gestation, Bentley Yoder was given little chance to live. A routine 20-week “gender reveal” ultrasound showed that a large portion of his brain was growing outside of his skull, a malformation known as an encephalocele. But he was moving and kicking and had a strong heartbeat, so his parents, Sierra and Dustin, carried on with the pregnancy. Born through a normal vaginal delivery (the doctors felt that a C-section would interfere with Sierra’s grieving process), Bentley surprised everyone by thriving and meeting most of his baby milestones. But the large protuberance on his head was...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Giant Basal Cell Carcinoma of the ScalpGiant Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp
A patient presents with a fungating giant basal cell carcinoma of the scalp. How was this tumor excised and reconstructed? ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces...
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires dermatology clinic in Denver.(PRWeb July 18, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/07/prweb13556321.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Laser Hair Removal Plume a Health HazardLaser Hair Removal Plume a Health Hazard
The "burning hair" plume that develops during laser hair removal (LHR) should be considered a biohazard, especially for health care workers," researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Dermatology Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Laser Hair Removal Plume a Health Hazard Laser Hair Removal Plume a Health Hazard
The & quot;burning hair & quot; plume that develops during laser hair removal (LHR) should be considered a biohazard, especially for health care workers, & quot; researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Dermatology Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
Title: CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic Category: Health News Created: 7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 15, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

CDC: Beware of plastic surgery in Dominican Republic
Health officials say at least 18 U.S. women became infected with a disfiguring bacteria after traveling to the Caribbean nation for surgery (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of dangers of plastic surgery in Dominican Republic
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News The CDC is warning against "medical tourism" after 18 U.S. women were infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mycobacterial Infections, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who wants to be 'as fake as possible' spends £100,000 on cosmetic surgery
The British woman, named only as Star, has had two boob jobs to go from a 32A to a 32E, a nose job, liposuction on her legs, Botox injections and lip fillers. She appeared on E! show Botched. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 -- U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Infection Outbreak Tied to Nip/Tuck on Caribbean Isle
(MedPage Today) -- Mycobacteria brought home from Dominican Republic after cosmetic surgery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inside peak: Test-driving clinical skills before rotations
The rising third-year student, tongue between his teeth, slowly drove his needle into a silicone pad meant to mimic human skin, then pulled his thread tight and started in again.     Steady hands and keen focus meant clean stitches at the suturing table, one of seven skills stations at the clinical skills workshop. Theodore Zaki sealed up the gash with a classic horizontal mattress suture, not unlike the stitches in a baseball, then straightened up and took a satisfied breath. “You want to do anything you can to avoid looking like an idiot on ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Inside peek: Test-driving clinical skills before rotations
The rising third-year student, tongue between his teeth, slowly drove his needle into a silicone pad meant to mimic human skin, then pulled his thread tight and started in again.     Steady hands and keen focus meant clean stitches at the suturing table, one of seven skills stations at the clinical skills workshop. Theodore Zaki sealed up the gash with a classic horizontal mattress suture, not unlike the stitches in a baseball, then straightened up and took a satisfied breath. “You want to do anything you can to avoid looking like an idiot on ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Cosmopolitan's Ingeborg van Lotringen reveals the truth about beauty ‘miracles’
Ingeborg van Lotringen, 46, is the beauty director of Cosmopolitan. Like quite a few others her age, she gets sucked in by the promise of ‘lunch-hour facelifts’ ‘no-downtime eye rejuvenation’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The little body part people want plastic surgery on
Women are asking plastic surgeons to tweak this bikini-enhancing feature (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Good Growing Older
Letting It All Hang Out Some aging boomers just let it all hang out physically. Unfortunately, many will suffer the consequences of their inaction. I have a close friend who has surrendered his body to nature and while I worry about losing him prematurely, I know there's nothing I can do about his behavior. But it does seem strange to me that people are willing to accept aging without putting up a fight. What I know with certainty is that unless you're one of the rare people who don't require exercise to stay healthy and in shape you'll either need to have an epiphany about your health or be okay with the consequences of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants are linked with cancer according to French study
Breast implants are under the microscope after health watchdogs said there was a ‘clear link’ between them and cancer. A French agency has given firms a year to prove their products are safe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery-loving Bee Cameron has splashed £85,000 to look like Jessica Rabbit
Bee Cameron, 52, began having plastic surgery procedures in her 40s and is now over £6,000 in debt. The Liverpudlian says she does not date anyone over the age of 35 and 'has a great sex life as a result'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten-Year Cleft Surgery in NepalTen-Year Cleft Surgery in Nepal
What can we learn about the standard of care for cleft lip and palate surgery abroad? Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 6, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Cosmetic Surgery That’s Just a Click Away
Now there is an easier and more efficient way to connect doctors with new patients who seek plastic surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANET MORRISSEY Tags: Computers and the Internet Plastic Surgery Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

MDR Analysis: Does your medical device fall under the scope of new European regulations?
By Stewart Eisenhart and Ronald Boumans, Emergo Group The draft MDR text (see page 32 for the definition) as well as its accompanying Annex XV (page 352) lay out clear indications as to which types of devices will have to comply with the new requirements and which will be covered by separate regulations. Before we go into detail, you might want to read last week’s high level overview of the MDR changes, or download our whitepaper on the MDR. It is important to note that the MDR covers devices that previously fell under two separate European directives, the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and the Active Implanta...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Cervical Chondrocutaneous Branchial RemnantsCervical Chondrocutaneous Branchial Remnants
Find out what there is to know about these rare tumors. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Bacterial Biofilm in Breast Implant-Associated ALCLBacterial Biofilm in Breast Implant-Associated ALCL
What role does bacterial biofilm play in breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Bovie inks J-Plasma distribution deal with Arteriocyte
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said this week it inked a sales channel partnership agreement with Arteriocyte Medical Systems to sell Bovie’s J-Plasma to its network of plastic surgeons. Through the deal, Arteriocyte will offer J-Plasma through its U.S. sales network, which Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie said will significantly expand its use in office-based practices. “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Arteriocyte, a company with an exemplary reputation in selling innovative cellular therapy based medical devices. J-Plasma’s precision and lack of thermal spread make it a natural fit for the ...
Source: Mass Device - July 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Surgical Arteriocyte Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Unregulated stem-cell clinics are proliferating across the United States
For years, American "stem-cell tourists" have flocked to unregulated clinics in Mexico, the Caribbean and China in search of everything from heart treatments to facelifts. But now, these kinds of clinics are popping up across the United States. According to a new study, at least 351 companies with 570 clinics are marketing unapproved treatments for conditions […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Tags: fda health heart disease patient safety Source Type: news