A proposal to add a 5 percent federal tax to the cost of elective plastic surgery was cut from the Senate health care reform bill, replaced by a 10 percent tax on tanning salon procedures.
Archive for 2009
A New York City fertility doctor has announced that a 49-year-old patient recently became the oldest woman on record to give birth using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) with her own egg, frozen at age 48.
A Florida company hopes to win the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test in the U.S. a surgical system that the company has used in Mexico to perform all the steps needed in cataract surgery with a single laser.
The poor eating habits that have developed in our society in recent decades have been blamed for a host of health issues, but they can't often be blamed for permanent hair loss. For most people, that comes from genetic inheritance.
The FDA is seeking additional public input regarding the outcome of LASIK surgery and the effectiveness of LASIK systems.
Hair transplants are becoming increasingly popular around the world, especially in Asia and the Middle East, according to statistics compiled by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
Will stem cell research lead to advances in hair restoration treatments? Learn about the future of hair loss and stem cells.
Carboxytherapy, or carbon dioxide injections, can be used to treat jowls, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, double chin fat, smokers' lines, and other areas of the lower face.
In vitro maturation (IVM) is a new development in assisted reproductive therapy. Read on to learn all about this procedure, the safety concerns surrounding it, and its risks and benefits.