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Oct 08, 2013, 11:30 ET

Colon Polyps in Elderly Patients Are More Likely to Develop in Areas Seen Only with Colonoscopy

Large, single-center study calls into question the use of sigmoidoscopy to screen for colon cancer in patients over age 60 People over 60...

Oct 07, 2013, 04:00 ET

American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress Convenes this Week in Washington, DC

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress convenes this week in Washington, DC, running until Thursday, October 10. The...

Aug 21, 2013, 12:12 ET

Back to School Foot Pain

After wearing flip-flops all summer, students head back to school with painful feet The sounds of back to school season include the ringing of...

Jul 15, 2013, 16:49 ET

Big Relief Is in Sight for a Painful Big Toe

While many people give little thought to their big toes, many others are plagued by a painful condition that limits or eventually totally restricts...

Apr 26, 2013, 13:43 ET

American College of Surgeons and Connecticut Health Care Leaders Unite to Drive Discussions on Effective Quality Improvement Amidst Major State and Federal Reform

 The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Connecticut, in partnership with the ACS...

Mar 14, 2013, 13:40 ET

ACS NSQIP Program Data Tracks Surgical Patient Readmission Data Better than Administrative Data

Journal of American College of Surgeons study shows ACS NSQIP data is a highly viable—and possibly the only—source for data on...

Feb 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

Pediatric Flatfoot - Cause for Alarm?

 Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and alert for any sign of a problem because small problems...

Feb 12, 2013, 10:00 ET

Lisfranc Injury: Easy to Miss, Hard to Get Over

Elite athletes like NFL quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Santonio Holmes had productive seasons ended by the little-known and often...

Feb 11, 2013, 10:00 ET

Smoking and Bone Healing -- A Risky Surgical Combination

Smokers experience increased likelihood of bone healing complications following surgery Imagine being on crutches for weeks following foot...

Jan 23, 2013, 13:29 ET

American College of Surgeons and Florida Health Care Leaders Unite to Drive Discussions on Effective Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs in the State

ACS Announces Three-Year Extension of Statewide Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative in Partnership with Florida Hospital...

Dec 12, 2012, 19:36 ET

Health Care Leaders Share Data on Proven Quality Programs, Offer Path Forward for Improving Patient Care and Reducing Health Care Costs in Georgia and Across the Nation

New Georgia Hospital Collaborative Announced at American College of Surgeons Quality Forum Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), in...

Nov 16, 2012, 13:33 ET

American College of Surgeons and New York Health Care Leaders Discuss the Role Quality Data and Reporting Will Have in the Future of Health Care

Forum co-hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center  Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) held the ACS...

Nov 12, 2012, 10:07 ET

Obesity Doubles Ankle Fracture Risk

Study shows severity of ankle fractures increases as body mass index increases Obesity nearly doubles the odds of a patient having the most...

Oct 12, 2012, 17:09 ET

American College of Surgeons and Philadelphia Health Care Leaders Discuss Physician-Led Quality Improvement Initiatives

U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach (R-PA6) applauds local efforts to improve patient outcomes, emphasizes role of quality improvement in shaping...

Oct 04, 2012, 12:00 ET

New Respiratory Care Program Suggests Promise in Decreasing Pulmonary Complications in Surgical Patients

Simple postoperative activities such as deep coughing, getting out of bed, and walking improve pulmonary outcomes in patients who undergo major...

Oct 01, 2012, 17:30 ET

Pedestrian Accidents are More Severe for Seniors and More Preventable for Young People

Trauma surgeons examine injury differences, supervision, and mobile device use in pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles Trauma surgeons...

Sep 25, 2012, 14:18 ET

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Chicago: September 30-October 4

 The Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons—one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the...

Sep 11, 2012, 12:14 ET

American College of Surgeons and Houston Health Care Leaders Host Forum to Discuss Proven Ways of Improving Quality and Reducing Health Care Costs

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Applauds American College of Surgeon's Leadership in Education, Training, and Surgical Quality Improvement...

Aug 06, 2012, 13:45 ET

American College of Surgeons and Tennessee Health Care Leaders Host Forum to Discuss New Model for Improving Quality and Reducing Health Care Costs

Tennessee State Senator Bo Watson Applauds the State's Hospitals, Surgeons and Health Plans on Collaboration and Urges Health Care Leaders to be...

Jul 31, 2012, 14:05 ET

Foot Injuries in Olympic Athletes

 The 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived, and according to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS),...