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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

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 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 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...

Dec 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Stress Fractures and Other Foot Injuries Increase in Winter Weather

 As temperatures dip across the United States, the prospect of a long winter and slippery conditions is at the forefront of everyone's mind....

Oct 30, 2014, 14:15 ET

Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

 Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two...

Oct 28, 2014, 20:45 ET

Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

 Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal...

Oct 27, 2014, 16:35 ET

American College of Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

Last night the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented posthumously to Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS...

Oct 24, 2014, 09:44 ET

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress convenes in San Francisco, CA, October 26-30, 2014

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

Sep 02, 2014, 11:00 ET

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Cause Overuse Injuries in the Foot

 Being physically active has long been applauded as an ingredient for good health—but, according to surgeons at the American College of...

Aug 29, 2014, 15:23 ET

ACS: Sen. Reed Sets Sights on Overdue Trauma System Funding Legislation Following New Trauma Law to Improve Burn Care

After authoring a new law to include burn injuries as part of trauma care, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), is working on legislation to provide long...

Aug 28, 2014, 14:57 ET

Big Toe Injuries Can Be More Problematic Than You Think

 Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"—whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:51 ET

American College of Surgeons and Iowa Health Care Leaders Unite to Focus on Improving the Quality of Surgical Care in Rural Communities

On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of health care...