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.
Worldwide cosmetic surgery trends
Worldwide cosmetic surgery trends
Botox and breast augmentation are in while penile enhancement is out, according to recent statistics reported by ISAPS.
E-cigarettes: A legislative update
On August 8, 2016, Mitch Zeller, JD, blogged on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website that beginning that day, federal law would protect the public—especially kids—from the dangers of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vapes, and more. The law, known as the Deeming Rule, would regulate the largely unregulated market that he referred to as having been the “wild, wild West.”
A snapshot of recent urology QI programs
Quality improvement programs address all aspects of care and care delivery. Here are a few programs that impact urology, all of which were presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Quality initiatives: How to participate—and benefit
Changes in health care have made quality improvement (QI) program participation more than a good idea. Today, QI activities are part of the alphabet soup of regulations impacting provider pay.
Energy devices 101: Spotlight on lasers
What laser technologies are available and which should you have in your practice? Laser expert Michael Gold, M.D., advises in this slideshow
Absorbable implant for nasal valve collapse
New research shows a polylactic acid copolymer implant is safe and effective for supporting lateral cartilage in patients with nasal valve collapse.
Aesthetics: More than just blepharoplasty
Ophthalmologists are uniquely trained and positioned to understand the anatomy and complications of many of the cosmetic procedures around the eye. Still it takes more to be successful in the aesthetic space, according to experts.
Cosmetic dentistry is more than teeth
Botulinum toxin offers both functional and aesthetic solutions for patients in the dental practice. Here’s what you need to know about incorporating it into yours.
Business principles in dermatology practice
“Business literacy is an emerging competency that’s necessary for physicians,” says one dermatologist.
7 Tips to pricing cosmetic procedures
Experts say these procedure pricing tips will help to promote the financial health of the practice, avoid commoditization and boost professional satisfaction.

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