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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Surgeries Most Commonly Performed By Plastic Surgeons
Both Children and Adults

The work of plastic surgeons encompasses different parts of the body. They work with both children and adults.

1. Reconstructive surgery: It is the main job of a plastic surgery specialist and includes head & neck reconstruction, burns and trauma surgery, skin and soft tissue, breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, and more.

2. Aesthetic Surgery: Aesthetic procedures are carried out on both men and women and much of this work is done privately. Some of the aesthetic surgeries include otoplasty, breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelifts.

3. Augmentation Mammoplasty – Various surgical processes are adopted to give new shape to the breasts. The fat is transformed to breasts from different areas of the body.

4. Robot-Assisted Surgery – Robot-assisted surgery helps in performing complex surgeries with more flexibility, precision, and control. Results achieved are minimally invasive!!

5. Craniomaxillofacial Surgery – This type of surgery is used in treating diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, and jaws. It is a globally acclaimed surgical specialty.

6. Liposuction – It is an attempt to transform the shape of the body. In such type of treatment excess fat is removed from the body with the help of surgery.

Latest Trends and Advancements in Health Care
Role of Technology

Till date finding gaps in care is a tedious task and many providers face challenges in identifying them. Clinical data analysis has helped providers plan carefully, set benchmarks and monitor their performance. A study revealed that the use of data analytics could help save more than $300 billion in U.S. healthcare, apart from making information flow transparent and creating a value chain in healthcare.

Lately, there have been several developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable technologies that have not only been disruptive but also have the potential to change the face of healthcare in 2017 and transform the vision of population health management. Healthcare veterans believe that the road to population health is an unpaved but a long one, and is bigger than anything else. It needs:

– Coordination among Healthcare teams,

– Transition to Value,

– Disruptive Technology changing the way Healthcare Organizations deliver care.

Non-Drug Treatment Which Works For Chronic Pain
National Center For Integrative Health

When it comes to chronic pain management, one such review of the research literature found that complementary health approaches were effective for managing chronic pain.

The recent survey, completed by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, reviewed the effectiveness of the most popular therapies. In the survey, they reviewed data from over 100 U.S. studies from the past 50 years.

In terms of safety and effectiveness, they found the following None medical treatments to be most effective;

1. Acupuncture and Yoga for Back Pain.

2. Acupuncture and Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis

3. Massage therapy for Neck Pain

4. Relaxation techniques for Headaches and Migraines

5. Relaxation techniques and Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

What is Presbycusis
How Does This Affect Your Hearing

Hearing Loss From Advancing Age:

Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have a hearing loss.

It is estimated that 40-50 percent of people 75 and older have a hearing loss. The loss associated with presbycusis is usually greater for high-pitched sounds. For example, it may be difficult for someone to hear the nearby chirping of a bird or the ringing of a telephone.

However, the same person may be able to clearly hear the low-pitched sound of a truck rumbling down the street. There are many causes of presbycusis. Most commonly, it arises from changes in the
inner ear of a person as he or she ages, but presbycusis can also result from complex changes along the nerve pathways leading to the brain. Presbycusis most often occurs in both ears, affecting them equally. Because the process of loss is gradual, people who
have presbycusis may not realize that their hearing is diminishing.

Do You Suffer From Frequent Stomach Pains
You May Have Heart Burn - See Foods To Aviod

By Dan Austin MD
Internal Medicine

If you are the one who experiences heartburn occasionally, then you should avoid the below-mentioned foods as they can exacerbate the issue. Start avoiding these foods now if you don’t want to feel the pain of heartburn later:

1. FRIED FOOD – The biggest factor responsible for heartburn is fried food, both meat and vegetables. Fried foods aggravate your digestive system and lead to heartburn and acid reflux.

2• FAST FOOD – Fast food is full of fat, sugar and calories. So, along with this, there are many reasons why you should avoid fast food. It not only upsets your stomach but also it causes heartburn.

3• TOMATOES & TOMATO BASED SAUCE – Tomato based foods such as ketchup, marinara sauce and tomato-based soups are naturally acidic and they are not good for your stomach. Too much acid in the stomach may cause some to splash back into your esophagus.

4• CHOCOLATE – Chocolate does not mean only the chocolate bars, instead of all the decadent foods. Chocolate contains three things: cocoa, caffeine and fat. These three are the biggest responsible factor for heartburns.

5• FRUITS JUICES – The citric acid in the fruit relaxes your esophageal sphincter. Oranges and grapefruit, in particular, contribute to heartburn by making the symptoms worse.

If you pain persist and you need More Information, contact us at or visit to find an Internal Medicine or a Gastroenterology doctor in your area.

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