Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.
Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.
The House is likely to vote this week on a proposal to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients will see a 21 percent payment cut.
The TFNA is a nail, blade and screw system designed to improve patient outcomes by more closely matching the anatomy of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery.
CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.
The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.
It's been 5 years since Prsident Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, here's a look at the health care law, then and now.
Doctors at a VA hospital in Augusta, Ga., are using a special high-tech probe that combines computer vision with motion detection, thermal profiling, 3-D modeling and vapor detection to fight bed sores, a condition that kills 60,000 Americans every year.
The SAVI SCOUT surgical guidance system is a FDA-cleared medical device that provides real-time guidance during excisional breast procedures.
New Restore Nitrile Exam Gloves are Medline's first glove to use Colloidal Oatmeal to help protect the hands of caregivers.
Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.
New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.
A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.