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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...

Jun 03, 2010, 17:30 ET

American College of Surgeons Celebrates Grand Opening of New Building in Washington, DC

Site to serve as College's centerpiece presence on Capitol Hill The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest organization of surgeons in...

Jun 02, 2010, 12:03 ET

Effective Alternative Treatments Available for Chronic Ankle Disability

Advances in surgical options for end-stage ankle arthritis have prompted the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)  to issue a...

May 18, 2010, 10:00 ET

Florida Hospitals and Surgeons Launch Ambitious Initiative to Improve Health Care Quality

The Florida Hospital Association and The American College of Surgeons Announce the Florida Surgical Care Initiative, a Partnership to Improve...

Apr 30, 2010, 12:50 ET

New Guideline Helps Doctors Better Diagnose, Treat Heel Pain

As heel pain continues to be one of the most prevalent foot problems affecting men and women of all ages, the American College of Foot and Ankle...

Apr 29, 2010, 13:23 ET

Power Mowers Pose Danger to Feet

Thousands of Foot Injuries Can be Prevented Each Year Lawn care season is back and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons cautions...