Earlier this year, a new law passed by state legislators in New York mandates that, as of January 1, hospitals will be required to present breast cancer patients with all of their options regarding reconstructive surgeries. Legislation ensures that all patients who are undergoing mastectomies, lymph node dissections, or lumpectomies will receive the information relevant to breast reconstruction.
: Breast Surgery News
October 22, 2010
In Women's Health Magazine, nutritionist Lisa Drayer writes that she has met many women who have taken the steps to quit smoking, but are troubled by the weight that they put on as a result of calling it quits.
She states that this is often a symptom of kicking the habit, because of the effects that nicotine has on the body. The primary reasons for weight gain are likely to include the fact that cigarettes speed up the metabolism, burning more calories, and are also responsible for high levels of the calm-inducing neurotransmitter serotonin.
October 21, 2010
The recession hit every industry hard and cosmetic surgery clinics were no exception. However, The Minneapolis Star reports that some surgeons are slowly seeing an increase in business recently. It seems that patients are saving up for different procedures over time, rather than skipping cosmetic enhancements all together.
: Plastic Surgery News
October 20, 2010
A relatively unknown portion of the Obama administration's healthcare reform has set aside $9 million for the next four years to promote breast cancer awareness and safety measures in women between the ages 15 to 44, according to Kaiser Health News.
The initiative will focus on educating young women about ways to identify the disease early, as well as habits that could prevent it from developing in the future.
: Breast Surgery News
October 19, 2010
Dina Speicher had always had something of a double chin, even as a girl, but, as she got older, the skin around her neck started to sag and family members playfully dubbed it “the waddle,” according to The Des Moines Register.
While Speicher could laugh at it herself, she became self-conscious that her aging face didn't reflect how she felt inside. Last April, she elected to undergo liposuction of her cheeks and chin.
: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
October 18, 2010
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