Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients' anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests.

Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knee surgery patients are usually instructed to wait two weeks after surgery to take a shower to reduce the risk of infection. But a small new study suggests this may not be necessary.

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a commonplace surgery -- such as a gallbladder removal -- may be safer when done in a rural hospital compared to a suburban or city hospital, a new study finds.

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests.

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Assessing the prognosis of a loved one who's scheduled for heart surgery may be as easy as watching them walk, a new study suggests.

Penis Reconstructions 'Life-Altering' for Men, Studies Show

SATURDAY, May 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who undergo surgery to create a new penis seem to fare well in the long term, two new studies show.

Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For people with poor circulation in their leg arteries, a medical procedure to restore blood flow may have greater benefits than exercise, preliminary research suggests.

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery could help severely obese teenage boys reduce their risk for heart disease by increasing their levels of "good" cholesterol, a preliminary study suggests.