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Anti-aging is out, and wellness is in…big time.
Valued at $4.2 trillion in 2017, the wellness economy continues to expand nearly twice as fast as global economic growth, according to a new report from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
Wellness is “the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health,” and wellness initiatives are set to shake everything from how we vacation to where we live and how we function on the job.
The $639 billion wellness tourism industry is a “significant and fast-growing segment of global tourism”, and the bulk of wellness travel is done by secondary wellness tourists or those who se
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Hard to believe, but up to 70% of breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy are unsure of or unaware of their reconstruction options. Plus way too many women who desire surgery don’t have the insurance or resources to cover it.
Based in Dallas, the AiRS Foundation (Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women with the costs of breast reconstruction post mastectomy, and connecting them with doctors who can help. The organization also acts as a resource and a support system for survivors.
According to Dallas plastic surgeon Rod T. Rohrich, MD, FACS, “We are very proud of what AiRS has done in such a short time period in helping hundr
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Each October, pink ribbons come out of the woodwork, but women at high risk for breast cancer, those living with breast cancer and the doctors who treat them – including reconstructive plastic surgeons – think pink all year long.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and serves as a good time to reflect on advances in treating breast cancer over the past year.
There have also been some major innovations in breast reconstruction techniques and technologies in 2018 including a movement to save the breast, when possible, says Margaret S. Roubaud, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Growing numbers of ‘oncoplasti
At long last, there is some good news for women.
Death rates from female breast cancer fell by close to 40% from 1989 to 2015, largely due to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments including targeted therapies, according to the American Cancer Society. One area where we are making great strides is access to breast reconstruction. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation are leading the Breast Reconstruction Awareness USA Campaign or BRADAYUSA campaign. To date, this campaign has raised more than $931,000 to support research, projects, programs and the charitable surgical care of women in need of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. In short, this m