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US News and World Reports - Top Doctors

By Ben Harder, Avery Comarrow, US News and World Reports | September 05, 2011

When a patient needs a doctor with specific expertise—a heart specialist, for example—his current doctor may suggest one. If she doesn't have the name of a trusted cardiologist at the tip of her tongue, she'll probably turn to her colleagues for their input. Such is the nature of how patients and doctors often find top medical specialists. And it's the guiding principle behind the peer-nomination process used to compile Top Doctors. Read Entire Article

Tougher rules fail to prevent tragedies from plastic surgery

Decade shows no fewer deaths after medical board passed new regulations
By Bob LaMendola and Sally Kestin, Sun Sentinel | June 26, 2011

Young mothers, middle-aged men and grandparents. All were among at least 32 people who died in Florida in the past decade in the pursuit of beauty – soon after cosmetic surgery.

That's about the same number of deaths that occurred in the 1990s, leading the state Board of Medicine to pass rules restricting cosmetic procedures performed in doctors' offices – rules still considered among the toughest in the nation. Read Entire Article

Men and plastic surgery — a rising statistic

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal on May 24, 2011, men are "figuring out what women have long known — that appearance really does matter."

The number of men who had cosmetic procedures rose 2% to more than 1.1 million last year, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Facelifts increased 14%, the number of men who opted to trim away excess fat with liposuction rose 7%, while the number of eyelid surgeries increased 15%. Read Entire Article

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