Advances in Hand and Upper Limb Arthroscopy (Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder)

Arthroscopy simply means observation of a joint utilizing an instrument. Watanabe first developed this in Japan nearly 50 years ago and it was soon obvious that the minimally invasive nature of this procedure lead to better visualization of a joint while simultaneously minimizing pain and joint morbidity. As in many orthopedic procedures, the knee was for decades the sole benefactor of this new technology but soon other joints such as shoulder and elbow began to be explored. It is perhaps these joints, and others in the upper extremity, that best benefit from this technology since motion and dexterity are more important than in the weight-bearing lower extremity articulations. A discussion...

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Scrubs & Beyond, a National Retailer Known for its Fashion Forward Scrubs, to Celebrate Pembroke Pines Store Grand Opening on July 24

Public Figure Katie Duke, Nurse Practitioner and Collaborator of Katie Duke + Cherokee Uniforms Collection, to Attend Stylish and professional medical scrubs are coming to Pembroke Pines! Scrubs & Beyond, a national retailer known for its fashion forward scrubs and outstanding customer service, is opening a store in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Located at 11010 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 33026, the store will host a grand opening event on July 24 from 1–4 p.m. The open house-style event will feature authentically candid influencer Katie Duke (@thekatieduke), a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner who launched her own collection of scrubs, The Katie Duke + Cherokee Collection,...

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Medical Spa Industry Is Booming But is Regulation Keeping Up?

Medical Spas nationwide, but specifically in Florida, have been opening up at a staggering pace. For many reasons, including new services, technological advances, and lax regulations, the opportunities for medical spa businesses are endless. In 2010, there were about 1,600 medspas operating in the United States generating about $1.1 billion in revenue (about $700,000 per medspa on average). By 2018, these numbers increased to over 5,000 medspas generating about $7 billion-$8 billion in revenue (about $1.4 million per medspa on average). The number is expected to grow to over 10,000 medspas by 2023 with about $18 billion-$20.7 billion in revenue. While medical spa owners have taken...

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How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak – and why it’s so tricky

The prevention of future pandemics requires examining viral family trees. Stockcrafter/iStock via Getty Images Plus   Every time there is a major disease outbreak, one of the first questions scientists and the public ask is: “Where did this come from?” In order to predict and prevent future pandemics like COVID-19, researchers need to find the origin of the viruses that cause them. This is not a trivial task. The origin of HIV was not clear until 20 years after it spread around the world. Scientists still don’t know the origin of Ebola, even though it has caused periodic epidemics since the 1970s. As an expert in viral ecology, I am often asked how scientists trace the origins of a...

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