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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...

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...