Bioengineers and physicians at New York Presbyterian, formerly Cornell University Medical Center, have successfully used a 3-D printer with injectable gels made of living cells to create an artificial ear that looks like a human ear. Now that’s a win-win for medicine and science!
For people who were born without an ear (atresia), people born with a partial ear (microtia) and people who lost part or all of an ear from trauma or cancer, surgeons have long been using implants and grafts to reconstruct the ear. This 3-D artificial ear, made from living cells, is a major advance in that the reconstruction is likely to be more symmetric, more realistic and less likely to be rejected. Doctors and researchers predict that the first human implant of an artificial ear created by a 3-D printer may occur in as little as 3 years!
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Are you looking for a good female diagnostician? It turns out many Americans are. But if you also skip your doctor’s visit and simply “google” your symptoms for diagnosis you might want to know this: according to a recent study, 35% of American adults said they went online to diagnose a medical condition for themselves or someone else. But Dr. Google is not a substitute for the real thing. While it’s cheaper than going in-network, the ultimate cost may be higher if you end up with the wrong diagnosis.
As a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Dr. Yagoda has a full complement of tools to help her patients achieve their aesthetic and functional goals while implementing lifestyle changes that enable them to enjoy optimal health.
June marks the time of graduation for many students. And, rhinoplatsy among teenagers has become almost a rite of passage.
That’s why you may be surprised to learn that rhinoplasty isn’t the most common surgery in people under 18 years of age.
Read about the latest trends in teen elective plastic surgery.
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he New York Times pointed out in a recent article that young women often get teased due to their vocal affectations–but actually, they may be using these techniques (such as vocal fry and “uptalk”) in more sophisticated ways than we think.
As the article quotes, “The truth is this: Young women take linguistic features and use them as power tools for building relationships.”
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This year’s beauty trend is “coming home from the party.” That’s right ladies, tousled hair, smudged eyeliner, and dewy lips are in. The best part? Freeing up time to beautify elsewhere. Natural is all the rave and Dr. Yagoda understands natural. All-natural BeautyScoop is the fastest, easiest way to get beautiful, shiny locks, strong, sexy nails, and the glowing skin you’ve always wanted for that “I look beautiful straight out of bed” look.
Read more about the latest fashion trend in a 2012 article entitled “You Can Fall Out of Bed and Look Good.”
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