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Add a Nip/Tuck to your Vacation
September 11, 2005 - It seems that Cancun, Tijuana and Acapulco are becoming more than just fun and sun vacation destinations as everyone from housewives to retirees are slipping south for a weeklong vacation drenched with margaritas, a little salsa music and maybe a little tummy tuck.

Dow Corning Emerges from Chapter 11
June, 2004, Midland, MI - Dow Corning announced the company's emergence from Chapter 11 today. Recently, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood approved a motion that allows for the payment of undisputed commercial claims, removing one of the remaining obstacles to emergence. As a result, Dow Corning's Joint Plan of Reorganization, which received the support of nearly 95 percent of the claimants who voted for it, becomes effective today.

FDA Decides Silicone Breast Implants Are Not Proven Safe
January 9, 2004, Washington, WA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will NOT lift current restrictions on the sale of silicone breast implants in the near future, rejecting the recommendation made by an FDA advisory panel in October.

The National Organization for Women and Public Citizen Call Upon the U.S. FDA to Suspend Breast Implant Approval Process
August 25, 2003 - The National Organization for Women and Public Citizen call upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to suspend its consideration of lifting restrictions on the sale of silicone gel breast implants.

Three Times Higher Suicide Rate for Breast Implant Research Group
September 10, 2003 - A new study by a team of Finnish and American researchers indicates women who undergo cosmetic breast implant surgery may have a threefold increase in their risk of suicide than the general population.

National Institute of Health Warns 'Further Scrutiny' Needed for Breast Implants
September, 15, 2003 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has sent a report to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, summarizing what is known and not known about the risks of breast implants.

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