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More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene TestFebruary 11, 2016

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?February 08, 2016

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study FindsFebruary 05, 2016

Just over one-third of the organs are accepted for those most in need

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save LivesFebruary 03, 2016

Overall health costs fall as a result, researchers say

Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: StudyFebruary 02, 2016

Even shifts that exceeded 28 hours didn't worsen outcomes

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?February 01, 2016

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?January 29, 2016

Spouses should be consulted before obesity surgery, researchers suggest

Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice PayoutsJanuary 27, 2016

Study ties physicians' future claims risk to past claims experience, specialty, sex and age

Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red CrossJanuary 26, 2016

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought

Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer SurgeryJanuary 26, 2016

Study found the very thin or very obese had the highest odds for complications

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants HelpJanuary 26, 2016

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer SurgeryJanuary 21, 2016

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than SurgeryJanuary 20, 2016

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to InfectionsJanuary 18, 2016

Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope had been linked to serious infections, but redesign should lower the risk

Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?January 18, 2016

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: StudyJanuary 13, 2016

Researchers say this affordable innovation might improve access to the surgery

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged PatientsJanuary 13, 2016

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health DisordersJanuary 12, 2016

But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research ShowsJanuary 12, 2016

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study FindsJanuary 07, 2016

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable

New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early TrialJanuary 07, 2016

Technology may help surgeons identify and remove more malignant cells

Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast ReconstructionJanuary 06, 2016

Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows

Side Effects Seen With One Method of Weight-Loss Surgery: StudyJanuary 06, 2016

Stomach pain, fatigue were most common symptoms after Roux-en-Y procedure

FDA Tightens Rules for Using Mesh Implants in Women's SurgeryJanuary 04, 2016

Agency aims to improve treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

Safe to Use Blood Thinner Before Major Cancer Surgery, Study FindsDecember 29, 2015

Results led Sloan Kettering to change pre-op practices

When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D LevelsDecember 28, 2015

'Sunshine vitamin' deficiency tied to poorer outcomes for patients in northern regions in winter

Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass PatientsDecember 28, 2015

Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in StudyDecember 22, 2015

British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits

Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?December 10, 2015

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast CancerDecember 10, 2015

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDADecember 08, 2015

Agency overstated odds of power morcellator spreading cancer, review group says

Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium LegsDecember 08, 2015

High-tech prosthetics are giving disabled shelter kitty new mobility, veterinary surgeons say

Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: StudyDecember 04, 2015

Surgical and hormone expenses less than those that treat complications of not transitioning

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint InjuriesDecember 04, 2015

Study also found obese patients more likely to need surgery, have longer hospital stays

Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast CancerDecember 02, 2015

Study finds better prognosis in women whose tumors have spread beyond the breast, nearby lymph nodes

Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for KidsDecember 01, 2015

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, DeathNovember 25, 2015

Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say

Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant EverNovember 16, 2015

26-hour procedure included more than 100 physicians, nurses, technical and support staff at NYC hospital

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study FindsNovember 13, 2015

Doorways are designed to keep air sterile, but repeated openings may let germs in during surgery

Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between StatesNovember 13, 2015

Quality of insurance across U.S. may influence treatment, researcher says

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review FindsNovember 13, 2015

When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: StudyNovember 11, 2015

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do BetterNovember 10, 2015

Study found self-monitoring was linked to a lower risk of death after 5 years

High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients May Benefit From SurgeryNovember 10, 2015

Study showed procedure can be an option for people with early stage disease

Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review FindsNovember 06, 2015

1 in 4 ruptures missed during initial exam, but most patients still do OK, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese TeensNovember 06, 2015

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for KidsNovember 05, 2015

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs