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Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

April 12, 2017. 5:00 PM EST. Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study By Dennis Thompson
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Music May Soothe the ‘Savage Beast’ of Post-Op Pain

April 07, 2017 Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become ‘Too Much’?

April 06, 2017 At some point, augmented mouths simply begin to look unnatural, survey finds

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

April 05, 2017 Study found chances of repeat surgery for infection was 80 percent higher than for nonsmokers

Surgery May Be Best for Advanced Melanoma

April 05, 2017 Patients who had lesions reaching the belly removed lived about 18 months longer, study says

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

March 30, 2017 Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State

March 29, 2017 Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

Knee Replacement Doesn’t Always Pay, Researchers Say

March 28, 2017 Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

March 25, 2017 Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

March 24, 2017 Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs

March 23, 2017 Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

March 21, 2017 Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study

March 20, 2017 Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

March 16, 2017 Cessation programs help reduce the rate of complications and costs, researchers say

‘Optimal’ Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds

March 16, 2017 Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

March 16, 2017 Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study