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How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles March 25, 2017

Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success March 24, 2017

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows March 21, 2017

Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study March 20, 2017

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study March 16, 2017

Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds March 16, 2017

Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery March 16, 2017

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used' March 06, 2017

But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis? February 17, 2017

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes February 15, 2017

After procedure, some patients were able to stop taking insulin to control their blood sugar, researchers report

Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study February 15, 2017

Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own February 15, 2017

Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders January 18, 2017

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out? January 17, 2017

Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery January 13, 2017

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery? January 11, 2017

Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery January 11, 2017

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens January 06, 2017

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never January 06, 2017

Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival December 23, 2016

Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds December 22, 2016

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study December 21, 2016

Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You' December 20, 2016

Study finds fewer patients awake during general anesthesia than previously thought

Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement December 19, 2016

While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing December 15, 2016

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries December 13, 2016

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes December 05, 2016

Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery December 02, 2016

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure December 02, 2016

Docs recommend abstaining 4 weeks to aid in healing

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder? November 23, 2016

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex November 22, 2016

Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance November 07, 2016

The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight November 04, 2016

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean November 01, 2016

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens October 26, 2016

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds October 24, 2016

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees October 21, 2016

In small trial, patients were able to grow new cartilage in the joint

Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women October 20, 2016

If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor October 18, 2016

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study October 18, 2016

Canadian review finds patients having procedures at tail end of work week face no greater death risk

Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems October 17, 2016

Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC October 13, 2016

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More October 12, 2016

But higher Medicare payments don't reflect better patient outcomes, study says

Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study October 09, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of players continue to perform after spinal disc operation, researchers find

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