Liver transplant centers begin to loosen rules for people with acute alcoholic hepatitis

Jul 2, 2018
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.
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The Curse (and trend) of Tommy John

Apr 6, 2016
Yahoo Sports Columnist Jeff Passan looks at baseball's billion dollar injury crisis.
Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois.  
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An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors

Jun 17, 2015
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.

Hip surgery: a procedure surges in popularity

Apr 28, 2015
Companies are negotiating with select hospitals to keep surgery costs under control.

The essential role of surgery

Apr 27, 2015
A lack of adequate surgical care resulted in a nearly 17 million deaths in 2010.

Putting a price tag on looking pretty

Apr 10, 2015
Money can't buy you love, but it can score you a new nose.

In surgery, practice makes perfect

Mar 12, 2015
Survival rates for some surgeries vary widely, depending on the hospital.

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Resting face makeover: Plastic surgeons weigh in on a mocking viral video

Jul 16, 2013
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

Dec 21, 2012
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

Sep 26, 2012
In recent years Americans have been replacing their knees at an remarkable rate.