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Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery – The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Shares Expert Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future

Nearly a half century ago, a colleague walked into the office of Dr. Mutaz B. Habal, leading craniofacial surgeon, and asked an unexpected question: Could he help improve the results of facial feminization surgery in a transgender woman? The ensuing...
11-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Disorders Predict Increased Healthcare Visits and Costs for Low Back Pain

Many patients with low back pain also have sleep disorders, which are linked to increased healthcare visits and higher costs for back pain treatment, reports a study in the journal Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by...
10-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Training Helps Managers to Support Employee Mental Health

An online training program called HeadCoach increases managers' confidence in their ability to prevent and manage mental health issues among their staff, reports a trial in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
9-Jul-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High Risk of Suicide After Recent Psychiatric Hospitalization

Suicide and attempt rates are greatly elevated among patients after discharge from psychiatric hospitalization – especially during the first year after discharge, concludes a research review in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of...
8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Patients Are More Confident When Orthopaedic Surgeons Wear White Coats

Hospitalized patients express higher confidence in orthopaedic surgeons wearing white coats, suggests a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is...
3-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Prescribing by Plastic Surgery Residents: Higher Doses in US Compared to Canada

Plastic surgery trainees in the United States prescribe higher doses of opioids than their counterparts in Canada, suggests a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of...
2-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Urges Gene Testing Before Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal Tissue

For women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®
2-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Does 'Supportive Touch' Reduce Pain? Study Reveals Changes in Brain Activity

Holding hands with a romantic partner – a form of "supportive touch" – reduces pain-specific signal in the brain of women during a painful procedure, reports an experimental study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International...
27-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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