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Supreme Court to decide future of teeth whitening industry

Teeth whitening and bleaching procedures are driving growth in the American dental hygiene market. However, all is not well within this lucrative sector. Battle lines between nondentists and dentists grow deeper by the day. The Supreme Court's ruling may well usher sweeping...

source: By Piyush Bakshi
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Breast augmentation was the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. last year, with around 290,000 women receiving either silicone or saline breast implants. Although extremely rare, some patients who have had...

source: Medical News Today

Allergan, the Botox maker fending off a hostile bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital Management, had had talks to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals, another drug maker, according to people briefed on the matter.

source: The New York Times

The public has some misconceptions about what dermatologists actually do, according to a recent U.S. survey. "Overall, 46 percent of the participants thought that we spend the majority of our time managing skin cancer and 27 percent thought that we spend the majority of...

source: Chicago Tribune

For patients with vitiligo, a combination of afamelanotide implant and narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy is superior to NB-UV-B monotherapy, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Dermatology.

source: HealthDay News via DoctorsLounge

Dr. Paul Hahn, eye surgeon at the Duke Eye Center, fitted patient Larry Hester with the first bionic eye — known as Argus — in state history on Sept. 17. The Chronicle's Shreya Ahuja interviewed Dr. Hahn for more insight into this groundbreaking surgery.

source: The Duke Chronicle

After witnessing a colleague miss a blood clot in a patient with acute coronary syndrome, Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, recognized the need for a tool to measure the quality of a physician's sensory perceptions, or their ability to touch and locate abnormalities. Physicians...

source: Healio


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