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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...

Feb 25, 2010, 11:00 ET

Heel Pain Continues to Plague Adults

Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Best Defense is Early Treatment If you are suffering from heel pain, you're not alone. According to foot and ankle...

Feb 24, 2010, 11:00 ET

New Ankle Arthritis Treatments Help Boomers Stay Active

Foot and ankle surgeons discuss arthritis surgical advances There's good news for active older adults who are plagued with arthritic ankles....

Feb 23, 2010, 11:00 ET

A Winning Strategy: Don't Play Through Pain

Timely treatment and rehabilitation key to proper healing Sometimes athletes can be their own worst enemy especially when they continue to play...

Dec 29, 2009, 15:20 ET

Enjoy Pregnancy without Foot Pain

ACFAS offers mothers-to-be remedies for aching feet "Oh my aching feet" is a phrase you hear often from pregnant women. But are sore feet a...

Nov 19, 2009, 15:21 ET

American College of Surgeons Voices Strong Support for American Cancer Society Screening Mammography Guidelines

Encourages women to partner with their physicians to determine when and how often to receive mammograms The American College of Surgeons...

Nov 18, 2009, 17:15 ET

Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet

Don't ignore foot pain on the dance floor Being 'light on your feet' when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll...

Nov 04, 2009, 13:00 ET

Twenty Surgical Groups Say Senate Health Legislation Will Threaten Patient Access and Harm Quality

Twenty surgical organizations, led by the American College of Surgeons, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate today stating they are prepared to...

Oct 15, 2009, 12:15 ET

Surgeons Discover That Common Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Problems for Some Trauma Patients

National Trauma Databank researchers find elderly patients more vulnerable to problems A common drug used for preventing heart attacks and...

Oct 14, 2009, 17:30 ET

Quicker Referral for Gallbladder Operation Could Save 50 Percent of Preoperative Treatment Charges

Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services Getting patients to the operating room more quickly could cut by...