Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking before knee or hip replacement surgery may cut the risk of complications after surgery, a new study suggests.

'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The time, money and pain spent on a facelift may be worth it, a small, new study suggests.

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients taking statins should keep taking those cholesterol-lowering drugs, even on the day of their operation, because doing so may improve their chances of survival, a new study suggests.

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who go straight home from the hospital following hip or knee replacement surgery recover as well as, or better than, those who first go to a rehabilitation center, new research indicates.

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever, but those in Canada live nearly 10 years longer than those in the United States, a new study finds.

Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates for children who get kidney transplants have improved significantly over the last half-century, a new study finds.

Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be "under-used" in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests.

With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best.

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People of all ages seem to benefit from surgery for a slipped or bulging ("herniated") disk in the lower back, a new study suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that obese patients with type 2 diabetes can control the disease better with weight-loss surgery, compared to medication alone.