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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),...

Jun 12, 2012, 05:00 ET

American College of Surgeons and Boston Health Care Leaders Examine How Quality Improvement Helps Curb Escalating Health Care Costs

Surgeons call on quality improvement programs to drive better outcomes and care at a lower cost The American College of Surgeons (ACS)...

Apr 20, 2012, 17:28 ET

American College of Surgeons Joins Washington State's Aviation and Health Care Leaders to Advance Safety and Quality Improvement

Congressman Jim McDermott Congratulates Washington Aviation and Surgical Communities on Leadership and Successes  The American College...

Mar 09, 2012, 14:18 ET

Unified National Accreditation Program for Bariatric Surgery Centers Announced by American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced plans today to combine their...

Mar 09, 2012, 13:01 ET

American College of Surgeons and San Diego Health Care Leaders Host Forum to Discuss Surgical Quality Improvement Programs that Increase Health Care Value

Surgeons promote better patient outcomes and greater access to care at a lower cost  More than 100 California health care leaders...

Mar 02, 2012, 15:00 ET

Sprained Ankles Can Be Complicated -- and Misdiagnosed

Ankle sprains may be one of the most common injuries, but they're also commonly misdiagnosed. That's because the two major types of sprained...

Mar 02, 2012, 11:00 ET

Ankle Replacement Rapidly on the Rise

 Arthritic hips and knees are replaced all the time—but did you know that arthritic ankles can also be replaced? In fact, ankle...

Mar 01, 2012, 11:00 ET

Advanced Treatments Help Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers—and Improve Lives

Breakthrough treatments making the difference  Advanced therapies for foot wounds are saving limbs, restoring mobility, and improving...

Dec 21, 2011, 17:08 ET

American College of Surgeons Calls on Congress to "End Politics" and Fix the Current Unsustainable Medicare Payment System

Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its deep disappointment in Congress' inability to enact comprehensive and politically viable...

Dec 06, 2011, 10:30 ET

Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed

Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and...

Nov 30, 2011, 10:30 ET

Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain

With school sports seasons in full swing, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stresses that athletes should never "play through the...

Oct 26, 2011, 14:30 ET

Surgeons Find Higher Than Expected Rate of Aggressive Rectal Cancer in Younger Adults

Novel study finds signet cell histology is far more prevalent in rectal cancer patients under age 40 University of Minnesota surgeons have...

Oct 24, 2011, 16:45 ET

Laparoscopic Surgeons Develop Fluorescent Light Technique to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Detection

Early approach shows promise over conventional laparoscopy with no evidence of side effects More than 80 percent of people with pancreatic cancer...

Oct 20, 2011, 14:41 ET

American College of Surgeons Releases Press Activities Schedule for Next Week's Clinical Congress in San Francisco

The American College of Surgeons has released its press activities schedule for its Annual Clinical Congress, which convenes in San Francisco...

Oct 12, 2011, 18:34 ET

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco, CA, October 23-27, 2011

The 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene...

Sep 16, 2011, 11:49 ET

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Opposes MedPAC Proposal to pay for Elimination of Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) With Multi-Year Cuts to Specialists

ACS warns that future Medicare cuts will further strain health care system; advocates shared savings model based on quality and value instead...

Sep 01, 2011, 15:22 ET

American College of Surgeons, Maryland Health Care Leaders Highlight Quality Improvement Programs' Role in Saving Lives, Lowering Health Care Costs

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Keynote; Speaks to Cost-Saving Benefits for Washington The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continued its...