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Drugs.com: Pandemic disrupting lung cancer screening
Virtual kidney transplant evaluation allows patients to be evaluated from home
Local 12: Lung cancer screening and COVID-19
New agreement between ACS and Royal College brings more choice
Financial distress associated with breast cancer surgery negatively impacts psychological well-being
MBSAQIP partners with CMMI to offer verification measure for bundled payment program
American College of Surgeons calls on Congress to prevent CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule from taking effect
Three health care organizations call for governmental action during COVID-19 pandemic
As COVID-19 cases surge again, four health care organizations release updated guidance
Medicaid expansion may result in earlier diagnosis of colon cancer
ACS offers recommendations and experts for interviews amid COVID-19 resurgence
New study reveals disturbing surge in violent injuries during stay-at-home orders
ACS NSQIP recognizes 89 hospitals for achieving meritorious outcomes
A new curriculum helps surgical trainees comprehensively treat victims of firearm violence
New legislation introduced to protect patient access to surgical care
Colon cancer surgery performed by highly skilled surgeons improves long-term survival for patients
Some rectal cancer patients can safely avoid an aggressive operation
229 members of Congress urge leaders to act to protect patient access to surgical care
Florida surgeon Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, elected Vice-Chair of ACS Board of Regents
Hand surgeon and microsurgery specialist Dr. L. Scott Levin new Chair ACS Board of Regents
Winston-Salem vascular surgeon Dr. Julie A. Freischlag is new ACS President-Elect
American College of Surgeons honors three members with Surgical Volunteerism Awards
Antibiotics treat appendicitis as well as an appendectomy in short term for most patients
Female Spanish-only speakers get screening mammograms less often than other women
Surgical quality and safety rely on institutional leadership, resources, and culture
Low health literacy may be a risk factor for postoperative infection
Low health literacy impact on surgical outcomes on ACS press conference agenda
Children with cognitive delays are more likely to have CT scan to diagnose appendicitis
Four National Organizations Provide Guidance on Maintaining Essential Operations as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
New study documents increasing frequency, cost, and severity of gunshot wounds
Operation delays due to COVID-19 appear non-life-threatening for early-stage disease
American College of Surgeons strongly opposes proposed Medicare physician fee schedule
ACS Committee on Trauma awarded grant by National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
ACS launches Cancer Surgery Standards Program to improve quality of surgical cancer care
Female surgeon scientists claim more than their share of research grants
Gender bias in evaluating surgical residency faculty members may be decreasing
Targeting deep areas of skeletal muscles effectively alleviates postoperative pain
American College of Surgeons joins Surgical Care Coalition
A coordinated COVID-19 response helped western Washington state “flatten curve”
Elastomeric masks provide a more durable, less costly option for health care workers
New toolkit prepares patients for operations during time of COVID-19
Pediatric scoring scale helps surgeons decide whether to operate during COVID-19 delays
Blood clotting abnormalities reveal COVID-19 patients at risk for thrombotic events
National STOP BLEED Month will address home injuries during COVID-19 pandemic
New toolkit provides rapid implementation guide for adopting telemedicine during COVID-19
Surgeons help create new process for disinfecting and reusing N95 masks
Medicaid expansion led to more insurance coverage and a higher rate of mammograms
Enhanced recovery is an improved, cost-effective approach for breast reconstruction