August 2017: The New Face of Elective, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

August 2017 • Volume 10, No. 8 From the Editor According to the 2016 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (1), there were 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures in the US in 2015, up 4% from the year before.  Americans spent more than $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgeries and minimally … Continue reading “August 2017: The New Face of Elective, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery”

June 2017: Kicking Back for Summer

June 2017 • Volume 10, No. 6 From the Editor It’s summer – kick back!   Chances are you will be taking some time off work this summer. But with our always-on digital world, the traditional summer hours of lazing around are rapidly disappearing, as we feel a need to stay connected–whether it’s with what’s going … Continue reading “June 2017: Kicking Back for Summer”

May 2017: Technology & Vulnerability in Health Care

May 2017 • Volume 10, No. 5 From the Editor Some 16 hospitals in Great Britain were simultaneously hit on May 12 by a cyberattack that locked healthcare workers out of their computer and systems, denying them access to patient records. Operations and appointments were canceled and ambulances were diverted to other hospitals. The attack was … Continue reading “May 2017: Technology & Vulnerability in Health Care”

April 2017: Checklists in the OR

April 2017 • Volume 10, No. 4 From the Editor Since the World Health Organization developed the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist in 2008, the use of checklists at key points during every surgical procedure has become more and more the norm in health-care settings around the world. Studies since then have continued to prove the effectiveness … Continue reading “April 2017: Checklists in the OR”