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Jan 15, 2016, 11:00 ET
Austin Marathon Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster - Foot & Ankle Surgeons Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries.

Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster

Both marathon runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot...

Dec 29, 2015, 10:00 ET
Don't let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions - follow these tips from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year

In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. The American College of...

Dec 17, 2015, 10:00 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 (ACFAS) offers five tips to healthy holiday...

Nov 20, 2015, 12:37 ET

Ankle Injuries Common During Turkey Day Family Football Fun

Every Thanksgiving families across the United States gather to play one of America's greatest pastimes, touch football. While most of these games...

Oct 07, 2015, 19:00 ET

Electronic Tracking System Contributes to Significant Reduction in Blood Transfusions and Infection Rates

 An electronic system that monitors how physicians give blood to patients after an operation has enabled a 22-hospital system with thousands of...

Oct 06, 2015, 19:00 ET

Single Mastectomy Is a More Cost-Effective Treatment for Nonhereditary Cancer in One Breast than Removing Both Breasts

 For younger women with early-stage, noninherited breast cancer on one side, a unilateral, or single, mastectomy leads to a slightly higher...

Oct 02, 2015, 08:00 ET

American College of Surgeons to host press briefings next week on the topics of breast screening and emerging infections

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has released its press activities schedule for its Annual Clinical Congress, which convenes next week...

Sep 24, 2015, 10:36 ET

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress convenes in Chicago, IL, October 4-8, 2015

The Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world, will...

Sep 23, 2015, 11:00 ET

Tips for Parents: How to Spot Kids' Foot Problems

 Just part of growing up vs. the sign of a problem—managing children's health and wellness is complicated for parents, who often struggle...

Aug 17, 2015, 09:00 ET

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers

In the United States, more than 38 million people annually go hiking and the popular recreational activity has recently seen increased interest in...

Aug 14, 2015, 10:27 ET

Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips

 Parents, before you head to the store to buy your kids shoes, follow these helpful guidelines from the American College of Foot and Ankle...

Jul 22, 2015, 13:29 ET

Surgeon Ratings Need to be a Shared Responsibility

The American College of Surgeons strongly believes that patients and their families deserve to have meaningful information available to assist them...

Jun 25, 2015, 10:12 ET
Pediatric Foot Injuries Infographic

Field Sports Injuries on the Rise for Children

Summertime brings longer days and, for many children, lots of outdoor activity. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reminds...

Jun 08, 2015, 11:00 ET

Surgeons Improve Colorectal Surgical Care by Changing Organizational Culture

 Patients undergoing colon and rectal operations who participated in an innovative quality improvement (QI) program to speed their recovery and...

Apr 29, 2015, 09:00 ET

Walkathons Present Foot Health Challenges for Sedentary Adults

 With warmer weather on the way and the push for participation in awareness walks in full-swing, the American College of Foot and Ankle...

Feb 19, 2015, 09:00 ET

Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery

More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and upwards of two-thirds will develop a bunion in their lifetime. For those...

Feb 19, 2015, 09:00 ET

Foot Care During Childhood Requires Specialized Consideration, Approach

 The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) calls for a renewed effort in diagnosing and treating pediatric foot conditions....

Feb 18, 2015, 09:00 ET

For Diabetics, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation

 According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), advances in...

Jan 21, 2015, 09:00 ET

For Diabetics, Dangerous Foot Trauma Can Be Avoided with Proper Care

 For nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, there is a debilitating and often preventable foot condition that is underdiagnosed and...

Jan 07, 2015, 12:20 ET

American College of Surgeons Launches Initiative to Attract the Next Generation of Surgeons and Continue Its Legacy of Excellence

Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under...