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Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

February 23, 2017. 1:00 PM EST. But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds Read article


FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments

February 13, 2017 Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients’ Mental Disorders

January 18, 2017 10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?

January 17, 2017 Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery

January 13, 2017 Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?

January 11, 2017 Imaging offers less invasive way to protect regions involved in language and memory, researchers say

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery

January 11, 2017 The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

January 06, 2017 Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

Delaying Chemo After Lung Cancer Surgery? Better Late Than Never

January 06, 2017 Patient recovery may mean longer time to the treatment, but study suggests it can still have benefit

Artificial ‘Voice Box’ Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak

January 04, 2017 New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed

Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant

December 30, 2016 Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery

December 29, 2016 Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Lung-Sparing Surgery May Boost Mesothelioma Survival

December 23, 2016 Treatment nearly doubled survival or more, study finds

Cardiology Still a Man’s Field, Survey Finds

December 22, 2016 Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

Many With Breast Cancer Unnecessarily Choose Double Mastectomy: Study

December 21, 2016 Removing healthy breast is unlikely to extend survival, but some doctors don't mention this, researchers say

‘Don’t Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You’

December 19, 2016 Study finds fewer patients awake during general anesthesia than previously thought