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Dec 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Stress Fractures and Other Foot Injuries Increase in Winter Weather

 As temperatures dip across the United States, the prospect of a long winter and slippery conditions is at the forefront of everyone's mind....

Oct 30, 2014, 14:15 ET

Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

 Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two...

Oct 28, 2014, 20:45 ET

Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

 Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal...

Oct 27, 2014, 16:35 ET

American College of Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

Last night the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented posthumously to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS...

Oct 24, 2014, 09:44 ET

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress convenes in San Francisco, CA, October 26-30, 2014

 The Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world, will...

Sep 02, 2014, 11:00 ET

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Cause Overuse Injuries in the Foot

 Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health—but, according to surgeons at the American College of...

Aug 29, 2014, 15:23 ET

ACS: Sen. Reed Sets Sights on Overdue Trauma System Funding Legislation Following New Trauma Law to Improve Burn Care

After authoring a new law to include burn injuries as part of trauma care, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), is working on legislation to provide long...

Aug 28, 2014, 14:57 ET

Big Toe Injuries Can Be More Problematic Than You Think

 Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"—whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:51 ET

American College of Surgeons and Iowa Health Care Leaders Unite to Focus on Improving the Quality of Surgical Care in Rural Communities

On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of health care...

Jun 26, 2014, 12:17 ET

Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion's Pandora's Box?

Getting excited over a snazzy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos is one thing—having your feet surgically altered to wear them is another. As...

Apr 03, 2014, 09:32 ET

American College of Surgeons and Safe Surgery 2015 Leaders Discuss Outcomes, Vision for South Carolina Surgical Safety Checklist Initiative

 On Tuesday, Apr. 1, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), in partnership with Safe Surgery 2015 and the South Carolina Hospital Association...

Mar 28, 2014, 12:39 ET

American College of Surgeons Calls on Senate to Vote Against the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

 The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the...

Mar 28, 2014, 12:00 ET

American College of Surgeons and Ohio Health Care Leaders Identify Tools Used to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes

 Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Ohio – the 17th in a series of community...

Feb 28, 2014, 09:49 ET

High Heels Fuel Foot Pain for Female Runners

 Runners often cite the wide array of health benefits—physical, mental, and emotional—as their motivation to keep logging the...

Feb 27, 2014, 14:00 ET

Cartilage Regeneration Benefits Athletes and Boomers with Aching Ankles

Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and...

Feb 27, 2014, 12:16 ET

A Speedier Recovery: Advances in Repair Hardware and Techniques Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

 Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have...

Feb 19, 2014, 14:38 ET

American College of Surgeons and North Carolina Health Care Leaders Unite to Identify Challenges, Opportunities for Improving Health Care Quality and Reducing Costs in State and Nation

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum North Carolina, one of a series of state-specific forums...

Jan 17, 2014, 17:49 ET

American College of Surgeons and San Francisco Health Care Leaders Discuss Solutions for Improving Emergency and Trauma Care

Speakers Share Lessons Learned from the Asiana Airlines Accident Response Surgeons from Bay Area hospitals that treated the victims of the...

Jan 08, 2014, 14:49 ET

American College of Surgeons and Northern California Health Care Leaders Discuss Improving Emergency Care System in the State

On Tuesday, January 14, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and hosts John Maa, MD, FACS, and Shelley Marks, MD, FACS, will bring together...

Dec 17, 2013, 13:28 ET

Ankle Replacement Transforms Hopeless Situations into Active Lives

 Technological advances in ankle replacement are ushering in a new world of pain-free movement for people suffering from debilitating ankle...