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Study: One in Five Young Women Dependent on Indoor Tanning

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A recent survey brought forth several interesting facts about young women and indoor tanning habits. The study was published in “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,” a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The study, conducted by Darren Mays, PhD, MPH, and assistant professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, studied 389 non-Hispanic white women between the ages of 18 to 30 who said they used an indoor tanning device one or more times in the year prior. 46.7 percent of the participants were current college or university students. Indoor

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Soon Available: Injectable Drug To Eliminate Double Chins

Soon Available: Injectable Drug To Eliminate Double Chins The dreaded double chin is a characteristic that most people don’t seek to attain as an extra layer of fat gathers around the neck creating a wrinkle and bulge and what appears to be a second chin. Though modifying one’s diet can generally help alleviate any appearance of a double chin, others find that even when they’re fit and healthy, that extra fat just won’t disappear causing frustration and self-consciousness. The Solution However, there’s a new solution on the horizon for all

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High Satisfaction for Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing

High Satisfaction for Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing Ablative fractional skin resurfacing is becoming an increasingly popular procedure and has been receiving great reviews from patients. Here is some information about this great procedure! What is Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing? Essentially laser skin resurfacing treatments are used for patients who want to improve the elasticity, texture and appearance of the skin, without having to undergo invasive cosmetic procedures. There are several different types of laser skin resurfacing. At the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center, Dr. Wright offers two main

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HealthTap’s “Most Thanked Phlebologist”

The HealthTap community is an online gathering of thousands of doctors who specialize in a wide variety of fields and the patients who seek expert medical advice for free from these doctors by asking health-related questions through the site. HealthTap provides a valuable service to countless people who aren’t sure how to proceed with their medical concerns and seek legitimate direction and advice. Among the many doctors who offer their services to the patients of HealthTap, Dr. Thomas Wright has received particular appreciation for his ongoing involvement in the HealthTap

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Are Healthcare Costs Rising Because of Practice Consolidation?

Two studies recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association presented results that illustrate the recent trend of medical practice consolidation is affecting the cost of healthcare services. This trend is a result of hospitals and large medical groups purchasing private physicians’ practices. The two studies indicate that because of decreasing competition and the increasing number of hospital-owned practices, healthcare costs could be rising. Conducted by researchers at the University of California, one study examined the overall healthcare expenditures of 4.5 million patients in California. The patients in the

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Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices May Be Driving Up Prices

There is a current trend occurring across the country of hospitals buying doctors’ practices. Statistics show that the number of practices owned by hospitals has doubled from 2001 to 2008, meaning less physician owned practices. The results of this vertical integration means there are many more producers of services that are either commonly owned or related. So why should hospitals and doctors integrate? The Affordable Care Act provides incentives in the form of Medicare payment bonuses for hospitals and practices to form what are known as Accountable Care Organizations. On

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Give to Help, Give to Win

We are holding a holiday canned food drive in the office. Swing by and donate any canned foods or sealed personal care items you would like. For every item donated, you receive one chance to win a big prize — a Beauty Spectacular! We’re giving away your choice of Laser Skin Tightening OR Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion, one beauty kit, one array of physician-grade treatment products and a gift certificate for a manicure! All you need to do is give to our food drive by December 13th and you are entered to win!

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Happy Thanksgiving to our Friends, Patients, Staff and Families

Hoping our friends and their families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are most grateful to our patients, our wonderful staff, our friends and colleagues for their presence in our lives. We are very thankful.

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Food Drive In Our Office – with Raffle!

Food Drive In Our Office – with Raffle! We’re having a Holiday Food Drive to benefit the hungry in our area. From now until December 13, we are accepting canned goods and sealed personal care items for donation to Operation Food Search. For each item brought in, you the donor receive one (1) chance at our raffle. The Grand Prize is a Day of Beauty featuring your choice of a Diamond Microdermabrasion or Laser Skin Tightening, a Beauty Kit, an array of our medical beauty treatment products, and a gift

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Dr. Wright Attends Liposuction Master Class

Dr. Wright and Christina, RN, went to San Juan Capistrano for a Master Class with Dr. Jeffrey Klein, the inventor of modern liposuction. This is Dr. Wright’s second session with Dr. Klein’s hands-on continuing education. New equipment was discussed, as was technique and patient care. Also attending were MDs from all over the country. The workshop was enlightening and enjoyable, and we are grateful to Dr. Klein’s office for the continual dedication to excellence in liposuction.

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