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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...

Oct 13, 2009, 16:32 ET

Leading Trauma Surgeon Paints a Bleak Picture of U.S. Trauma System - Calls for Surgeons to Advocate for Systems Where Lacking

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 2009 Clinical Congress, October 11-15, 2009 -- Trauma care in the United States is so fragmented,...

Oct 01, 2009, 08:00 ET

Many Women Are Unaware of a Key Factor in Breast Cancer Treatment

According to new research from the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), two-thirds of women (66 percent) did not know about accreditation...

Sep 22, 2009, 12:26 ET

Heel Pain in Youth Athletes: A Warning Sign

Surgeons Urge Prompt Treatment for Growth Plate Injuries Indoors and outdoors, youth athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports,...

Sep 02, 2009, 13:56 ET

Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Growing Democrat Support for Medical Liability Reform to be Included in Health Care Reform

The American College of Surgeons applauds Democrats - led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - for recognizing the need for Congress...

Aug 12, 2009, 17:50 ET

Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Recent Comments from President Obama

The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality...

Jul 28, 2009, 09:30 ET

Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors Urge Sunscreen Use and Exams to Prevent Skin Cancer on Feet

When at the pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply...