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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...

Jul 18, 2011, 16:41 ET

American College of Surgeons Announces Goal to Enlist 1,000 Hospitals to its National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality...

May 24, 2011, 10:00 ET

Keeping Deadly Blood Clots at Bay After Foot Surgery

Medication, movement can prevent DVT, pulmonary embolism Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS,...

May 05, 2011, 11:34 ET

American College of Surgeons Calls for Elimination of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Physician Payment Formula

New physician payment model must protect physician-patient relationship, encourage high-quality care and protect patient access to care The...

Apr 12, 2011, 15:35 ET

American College of Surgeons Launches Collaborative Online Community to Connect Rural Surgeons around the Country

The American College of Surgeons (ACS),  the largest surgical association in the world, is launching an online community powered by Within3 to...

Mar 22, 2011, 12:35 ET

American College of Surgeons Applauds National Focus on Quality Improvement

Yesterday's National Quality Strategy announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an important step in improving care,...

Mar 11, 2011, 11:00 ET

Surgeons Can Now Get Bones, Stem Cells 'Off the Shelf'

Technology offers new options for patients undergoing bone grafts for foot, ankle conditions When patients need a bone graft for a foot or ankle...

Mar 10, 2011, 11:00 ET

Small Scars, Big Benefits

Performing arthroscopic surgery on a foot or ankle ailment offers patients more than just a smaller scar. The procedure, which involves making...

Mar 09, 2011, 11:00 ET

Advancing Tissue Healing Without Surgery

You don't have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers...

Jan 13, 2011, 18:19 ET

American College of Surgeons Comments on CMS Proposed Rule for Value-Based Purchasing

The American College of Surgeons believes that given the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focus on improving the value of health...

Dec 09, 2010, 17:48 ET

Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

Don't let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following...

Nov 03, 2010, 12:50 ET

Five Tips for Healthy Holiday Feet

Don't let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet....

Oct 06, 2010, 11:15 ET

Surgeons Report Injuries are Far More Serious After Accidents Involving Four-Wheel All-Terrain Vehicles than Motorcycles

National Trauma Data Bank research finds ATV riders more likely to die or require aggressive trauma treatment With four wheels rather than two,...

Oct 05, 2010, 15:02 ET

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease...

Oct 05, 2010, 09:00 ET

American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute Releases Surgery Workforce Atlas That Shows Surgeon Shortage Across the U.S.

Growing Shortages of Surgeons and Other Physicians Pose an Increasing Threat to Patient Access to Safe, High-Quality and Affordable Care -- A new...

Oct 04, 2010, 17:45 ET

Availability of Surgeons Tied to Survival Rate of Motor Vehicle Crash Victims

New study shows direct correlation between motor vehicle deaths and access to surgeons Having more surgeons working in a geographic area has a...

Sep 28, 2010, 14:41 ET

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in Washington, DC, October 3-7, 2010

The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene...

Aug 24, 2010, 14:37 ET

Playing with Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game

Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved.   The 47-year-old avid...

Jul 19, 2010, 15:04 ET

Common Runners' Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time...

Jun 23, 2010, 16:56 ET

Common Runners' Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time...