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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...

Jun 30, 2009, 13:00 ET

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

Board tricks, repeated foot impact can lead to serious injury Children and young adults love the thrill of skateboarding. They learn to master...

Jun 17, 2009, 16:39 ET

American College of Surgeons Supports Bill to Create New Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program

Agrees with Inclusion of General Surgeons, Otolaryngologists and Ophthalmologists as Eligible Participants The American College of Surgeons...

Mar 24, 2009, 04:05 ET

New Trend Data Shows Access to Surgical Care at Risk in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States

American College of Surgeons Health Policy Institute issues advance findings of study on migration of surgeons The American College of Surgeons...

Mar 24, 2009, 04:00 ET

Surgical Groups Form 'Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All' to Call Attention to Escalating Workforce Shortage

Surgical groups, led by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), along with other key health care stakeholders, today announced the formation of...

Feb 27, 2009, 17:46 ET

American College of Surgeons Supports Steps to Shore Up Medicare Payment System In Proposed Federal Budget

Applauds President's Commitment to Health Reform The American College of Surgeons (ACS) supports important steps to address Medicare's broken...

Dec 16, 2008, 09:00 ET

Surgeons Predict Foot Pain Will Increase in January

You've signed up for the gym membership. You've bought new workout clothes and shoes. You've made a promise to yourself to stick to your New Year's...

Dec 04, 2008, 16:09 ET

American College of Surgeons Issues New Health Care Reform Agenda, Emphasizes Need to Address Access, Surgical Workforce Shortage

Survey of Americans Finds Vast Majority Agree the Shortage Must Be Addressed As President-elect Barack Obama and the incoming 111th Congress...

Dec 03, 2008, 17:46 ET

American College of Surgeons Comments on Institute of Medicine Report on Resident Duty Hours

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today recognized the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its committee report on resident duty hours that was...

Nov 18, 2008, 08:00 ET

Prevent a Common Childhood Foot Problem

Parents can help prevent a common and painful foot problem in children by following a few simple tips, according to the American College of Foot...

Sep 03, 2008, 01:00 ET

6 Tips to Protect Kids in Fall Sports

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If your children are playing sports this fall, pay attention to six tips that could protect them...

Jul 29, 2008, 01:00 ET

Boomers Not Backing Down From Foot and Ankle Arthritis

CHICAGO, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They danced to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and disco. They worked out with Jane Fonda and made...

May 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

Going barefoot? Beware!

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans will go barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries such as cuts...