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Liver transplant centers begin to loosen rules for people with acute alcoholic hepatitis
Before considering surgery, U.S. transplant centers have required patients to stop drinking for six months. But more and more physicians are questioning this strict standard.
The Curse (and trend) of Tommy John
Yahoo Sports Columnist Jeff Passan looks at baseball's billion dollar injury crisis.
An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.
Hip surgery: a procedure surges in popularity
Companies are negotiating with select hospitals to keep surgery costs under control.
The essential role of surgery
A lack of adequate surgical care resulted in a nearly 17 million deaths in 2010.
In surgery, practice makes perfect
Survival rates for some surgeries vary widely, depending on the hospital.
Resting face makeover: Plastic surgeons weigh in on a mocking viral video
A mock video highlighting a condition where women look mean or unpleasant when their face is at its natural, resting state has struck a chord with the public.
Surgeons make thousands of serious errors each year
The "never events," like leaving a sponge behind in a patient, or receiving the wrong operation, happen 80 times a week in hospitals nationwide, according to a new study.
Knee replacement surgeries double
In recent years Americans have been replacing their knees at an remarkable rate.