Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons may have found a simple way to improve the functioning of kidneys from brain-dead donors: Cool the donor's body by just a few degrees.

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a temporary, implanted balloon device for weight loss may have many wondering how -- and how well -- it works.

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday.

Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles.

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm appears to boost survival in the short term more than traditional surgery does, but that advantage diminishes over time, researchers report.

More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Tommy John surgeries to fix elbows torn in sports-related injuries are being performed on teenagers, especially baseball pitchers, and the numbers are rising every year, a new study reports.

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests.

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adult cancer survivors are more likely to be hospitalized than people who never had cancer, a new study finds.