Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
Sun exposure and skin aging
In a recent survey, only 4.4% of women blamed sun exposure for skin aging, believing stress and kids are bigger culprits.
On point with off-label Botox
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan uses botulinum toxin type A for downturned lips, sweaty palms and plenty more. Are you underutilizing this wonder drug?
Are you overlooking BDD?
Are you overlooking BDD?
Do you routinely screen? Do you collaborate with a mental health professional?
The nose goes global
J. Regan Thomas, M.D. says that surgeons (and patients) are embracing a new, global concept of the “ideal” nose.
Spacer system maintains QoL at 3 years post RT
Phase III study results suggest that a hydrogel spacer developed to separate the rectum and prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer works to maintain bowel and urinary quality of life and reduces late rectal toxicity by 78% at 3 years post radiotherapy.
Testis cancer patients fare poorly under ACA
Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of testicular cancer patients with insurance has dwindled, while rates of advanced testis cancer have climbed, according to a recent study.
Going big with VASER
One surgeon offers a step-by-step guide to large-volume fat transfer with an ultrasonic cannula.
Hypofractionated IMRT outcomes comparable to standard regimen
“We showed that we can safely compress radiation into a shorter time frame, into fewer treatments, at higher dose per fraction, with similar clinical outcomes and similar toxicity profiles,” said researcher Michael Wang, MD.
A new standard of care in muscle-invasive bladder Ca?
Chemoradiotherapy is an effective alternative to cystectomy in the primary management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, British researchers say.
Lipid metabolism linked to pediatric stone formation
The results could have major diagnostic and treatment implications for pediatric kidney stone patients, a researcher says.

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