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Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say April 24, 2015

People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal April 23, 2015

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study April 23, 2015

The sooner, the better, researchers found

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery April 20, 2015

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds April 08, 2015

No difference in outcomes between use of fresher or older red cells, researchers report

1 in 5 Medicare Patients Faces Delay in Melanoma Surgery: Study April 08, 2015

Long waits can be anxiety-provoking

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says April 07, 2015

Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? April 07, 2015

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds April 06, 2015

Many patients were immobile or dead a year later, but some benefited

Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes April 03, 2015

2010 study led to a change in practice

Music Soothes Cats During Surgery April 02, 2015

Classical tunes seemed to relax felines the most, study says

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer April 01, 2015

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery March 30, 2015

Study finds repeat problems common after early ACL repair

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study March 30, 2015

Adding special procedure during operation loosened joint, reduced risk of re-tears

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups March 27, 2015

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee March 26, 2015

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study March 25, 2015

Advances in surgery, rehabilitation and pain management have hastened return to normal

Second 'Tommy John' Surgery Is No Win for Pitchers March 24, 2015

Only two-thirds return to major league play, and performance drops, study finds

Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene March 24, 2015

Disclosure that she had ovaries removed spotlights issues faced by women with BRCA mutations

New Blood Pump System Approved March 24, 2015

Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced March 24, 2015

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

Live Liver Transplants Seem Safe, Effective for Sudden Liver Failure March 19, 2015

And live donors do well after the procedure, study reports

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care March 19, 2015

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds March 16, 2015

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm March 16, 2015

Researchers also report that procedure appears to increase the risk for stroke

Recovery From Bunion Surgery Faster Than in Past March 13, 2015

Experts note full recovery generally takes six weeks or less

Some Injured Kidneys May Be OK for Transplant, Study Finds March 12, 2015

For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement March 10, 2015

Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study March 10, 2015

British research found healing was just as efficient -- and safer -- when arm was immobilized in sling

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery March 05, 2015

Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout March 04, 2015

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia March 03, 2015

Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too March 02, 2015

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey February 27, 2015

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others February 25, 2015

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands February 25, 2015

Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say

Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery February 24, 2015

Quit smoking, and lose extra weight

Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds February 19, 2015

Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study February 17, 2015

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain February 13, 2015

Early trials show promise of scans to help surgeons in the OR, or to track the effect of treatments

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows February 12, 2015

Procedure becoming more common in younger adults, but hospital stays now a day shorter

Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss February 05, 2015

But study finds so-called 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications

Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved February 04, 2015

TissuGlu connects tissue flaps stemming from surgery to remove excess fat, skin from stomach

Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder February 04, 2015

Saving limbs saves lives and costs less than amputation for peripheral arterial disease, study says

Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery February 03, 2015

Knowing why readmissions happen is first step in reducing them, researcher says

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study February 03, 2015

Better use of data to implement change is needed, researchers suggest

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women January 30, 2015

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate January 28, 2015

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

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