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Workouts May Boost Life Span After Breast Cancer
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows. In the new study, regular exercise appeared to reduce breast cancer survivors'risk of heart disease, diabetes and possibly even the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms - What is the condition and how do I treat it?
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are difficult to spot, but there are some signs that you could be at risk of the condition, which could lead to heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
Title: 'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How breast cancer survivors can increase their reduced life expectancy
(University of Southern California) A USC study suggests regular exercise could add to the life expectancy of breast cancer survivors because it lowers their heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and possibly breast cancer recurrence. 'Many people don't know the No. 1 cause of death for breast cancer survivors is heart disease, not cancer,' said Christina Dieli-Conwright, lead author of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on Jan. 22. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Overall in-hospital cardiac arrest survival improves, lower survival on nights, weekends
(American College of Cardiology) Overall survival has improved for the approximately 200,000 patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac arrest in the US each year, but patients who arrest during nights or weekends continue to experience lower survival compared to patients who arrest during daytime hours. Survival to discharge in patients who arrested during 'off-hours' was an absolute 3.8 percent lower compared to patients who arrested during 'on-hours,' according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers borrow from AIDS playbook to tackle rheumatic heart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. What if the investments and lessons learned from HIV could be used to improve care for those with other serious chronic conditions? (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Guidelines Address Use of Blood Thinners During Bypass Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Joint recommendations stress optimal heparin use and alternatives (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Basic first-aid every prepper, survivalist, and camper should know
(Natural News) For any prepper, survivalist, and camper, a basic knowledge in first-aid is essential, since it increases his survival rate during emergency situations. To get you started on basic first aid, here are six skills that you need to know. (h/t to SHTFBlog.com) Learn how to do CPR – A person who knows cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Fresh air, sunshine, and exercise really are good for your heart: Medical science proves the heart disease prevention benefits of being outside
(Natural News) Being outdoors not only benefits the body, but also the mind. In addition, it helps support heart health. Heart disease patients may tend to be very cautious as they are physically limited. However, this leads to them being isolated and sedentary. Getting out of the house and enjoying nature can help them improve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saunas Are A Hot Trend, And They Might Even Help Your Health
Sweating in a sauna feels good, and it's associated with health benefits including a lower risk of heart disease. But is that because of the heat, or because you're able to kick back and relax?(Image credit: bortonia/Getty Images ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Hobson Source Type: news

Football frenzy can raise heart risks for fans
Cheering on your team at a high-stakes sporting event gets the adrenaline pumping -- and doctors say it can actually take a toll on your health. CBS Philly health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing baby is good for mom too: Breastfeeding found to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke later in life
(Natural News) Many studies have proven time and again that breastfeeding has many long-term and short-term benefits for infants, but did you know that it can also benefit mothers? In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from 289, 573 mothers in China who breastfed their babies. Based on the results, at least 10 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The big game could take a toll on your heart
As football frenzy grips the nation for the NFL Conference Championships, experts warn the adrenaline-pumping excitement can pose risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion
Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Jan. 19, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Privi Medical’s FDA clearance to OrthoXel getting FDA clearance and CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Privi Medical wins FDA nod for hemorrhoid device Privi Medical has received FDA clearance for its Instalief Hemorrhoids Treatment device, according to a Jan. 18 news release. The device is disposable and uses an advanced instant cold compression technology to treat hemorrhoids. 2. Centric Medical gets FDA 510(k) clearance for foot & ankle screws Centric Medical announced in a Jan. 16 news release...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Neurological Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Avacen Medical BioPoly Centric Medical MedTech OrthoXel Privi Source Type: news

Our Complacency About the Flu Is Killing Us
Everyone’s talking—and rightly so—about this year’s flu season, which is on its way to becoming the worst in 15 years. The news is full of stories about hospitals resorting to tents to accommodate the influx of patients and parents dealing with school closings in nearly every state. We count and mourn the dead. As a family doctor, my heart is with those patients and their families. As a global health professional with four decades of experience in combating epidemics, my mind is on the one critical thing we aren’t talking about at all as we suffer in this flu season: complacency. Put plainly, ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH Tags: Uncategorized deaths from flu 2018 flu epidemic flu epidemic 2018 flu peak flu season 2018 flu shot effectiveness healthytime how many people have died from the flu new flu symptoms public health why are people dying of the flu Source Type: news

These medtech companies raised the most VC last year
[Image from unsplash.com]Perhaps there’s a ray of hope that venture capital funding is recovering a bit for the medical device industry. VC firms invested more than $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of more than $647 million from 2016, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There were a total 229 deals involving medical device companies last year. The companies raking in the VC cash are doing everything from creating robotic microsurgery for the eyes to building better dialysis machines to bringing neuromodulation to bear on epilepsy. Read on to discover which medtech com...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Hospital Care Implants mHealth (Mobile Health) Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Inc. Auris Surgical Robotics Cereve EarLens Ebb Therapeutics EBR Systems Inc. Fractyl Laboratories immusant MedTech Mox Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Obesity in 2018; Diabetes Risks in Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
The researchers noted that Bikram yoga has a global following, and entails running through a sequence of 26 standard yoga poses in 105-degree heat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Hot at ISC 2018? What's Hot at ISC 2018?
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference will deliver a host of exciting clinical trial results, as well as new guidelines for acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Jan 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Jan 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, bariatric surgery, statins, the LifeVest wearable defibrillator, and spontaneous coronary dissection are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Brave toddler meets 24 strangers who saved her life
It took a team of UCLA medical professionals and the generosity of 71 strangers to save 2-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick ’s life.The toddler from Ventura, California, required frequent blood and platelet transfusions, often on a daily basis, while undergoing  three grueling bone-marrow transplants, surgery to remove her swollen spleen and seven rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia and lymphoma. She received 77 units of blood and platelets during a 10-month stay at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital.  Recently Skye ’s family got to meet and thank two dozen of the 71 strangers whose blood a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

7 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get in shape, now comes the hard part: sticking with it. This is the time when many of us begin to see our efforts derailed by an array of obstacles, including jobs, family responsibilities, a dislike of exercise or simple inertia. But there are ways to avoid these exercise off-ramps. In my book, Fitter Faster, I share seven science-backed measures that can help you stay motivated and increase your odds of long-term success. Seek instant gratification As important as the long-term health benefits of exercise are, simply being aware of them isn’t enough to motivate mo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert J. Davis Tags: Uncategorized Exercise exercise tips exercise tips for beginners Exercise/Fitness fitter faster healthytime how to build self discipline to exercise how to exercise willpower workout tips workout tips for beginners Source Type: news

TAVR Discharge Timing; Stentreiver Anesthesia; New Valve Depression
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

MyoKardia Announces Appointment of Cynthia Ladd as General Counsel
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MyoKardia, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYOK), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a precision medicine approach for the treatment of heritable cardiovascular disease... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Personnel MyoKardia, cardiomyopathy, mavacamten (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital Groups Have an Idea That Could Make Generic Drugs Cheaper
(TRENTON, N.J.) — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of hospitals, along with some huge price increases for once-cheap generic drugs. Those problems drive up costs for hospitals, require staff time to find scarce drugs or devise alternatives, and sometimes mean patients don’t get the best choice. The not-for-profit drug company initially will be backed by four hospital groups &md...
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Hot Yoga's Heart Benefits May Not Come From The Heat At All
Bikram Yoga isn ’t for everyone—luckily, a new study shows that the heat isn’t what generates the benefit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Hot Yoga's Heart Benefits May Not Come From The Heat At All
Bikram Yoga isn ’t for everyone—luckily, a new study shows that the heat isn’t what generates the benefit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

' Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- It's called " hot " yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recall of medication for high risk heart attack and stroke patients: Clopidogrel, sold as Plavix, has been mislabeled and recalled
(Natural News) International Laboratories voluntarily recalled a single lot of its clopidogrel tablets largely due to drug mislabeling, a Cardiovascular Business report revealed. According to the report, bottles of 30 tablets contained simvastatin instead of clopidogrel. The company sent out letters to its distributors and customers to alert them of the error. International Laboratories also arranged for a return of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fads come and go but traditional exercise remains: Experts recommend an hour walking, swimming, or cycling, even if you're doing high intensity strength training
(Natural News) Personal training experts recommend that a combination of low-intensity training and high-intensity training will lead to better fitness and health results. They explained in an article published on the website Daily Mail Online why low-intensity workouts are as important as high-intensity workouts. Low-intensity sustained state (LISS) cardio exercise is equally important as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All-cause and cardiovascular mortality linked to vitamin D levels
Vitamin D concentrations have been linked to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does dry January work? We ask the experts
Millions pledge to start the new year alcohol-free, but how much difference can a month off booze make to our health or drinking behaviour in the long term?Read more:‘I now sleep straight through until my alarm rings’: your experiences of dry JanuaryMillions of people pledge to ditch the booze every January, but experts are divided over whether going dry for a month is the answer to the UK ’s troubled relationship with alcohol.According torecent figures, around four-fifths of adults drink in England, with 31% of all men and 16% of all women consuming more than therecommended limit of 14 units in a usual w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Alcoholism Health Society & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why Exercise?
-- Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life, the National Library of Medicine says. According to the agency, exercise: Helps control your weight. Reduces your risk of heart disease by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Treatments)
Title: Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Treatments)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Elite Distance Runners: A 45-Year Follow-up Elite Distance Runners: A 45-Year Follow-up
A new study examines the changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and running economy among elite male distance runners as they age.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Removal of dead or dying heart muscle cells after a heart attack is crucial. Researchers have preliminary data that diabetes impairs this removal, and this impairment may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. With aid of a new grant, investigators will study whether mesenchymal stem cells or their exosomes can boost dead cell removal and reduce damaging inflammation after heart attacks in animal models of diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hot or not? Bikram no more beneficial than any other yoga, says vascular study
Yoga could help to improve function of artery linings regardless of room temperature, researchers concludeWhile the popularity of practising yoga in sweltering rooms is booming around the world, researchers say benefits to blood vessels are the same whether the moves are performed in the heat or not.Bikram yoga was founded by controversial instructorBikram Choudhury and involves 26 poses and two breathing exercises, performed in a room heated to just over 40C (104F).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Yoga Health Heart disease Life and style Society Science Source Type: news

Bikram yoga is no more beneficial for your heart than normal yoga
BIKRAM yoga is no more effective at improving heart health than yoga practised at room temperature, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses
Survival suffers after a later transcatheter valve-in-valve procedure, should it be needed, if the failed surgical prosthetic valve wasn't originally up to the patient's cardiac output needs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Supplements for heart health: Vitamin E found to have a synergistic effect when combined with the amino acid carnitine, protecting against heart attack
(Natural News) Combining carnitine with vitamin E may effectively reduce the risk of developing myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published in the African Journal of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines. A team of health experts at the King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia used animal models of MI to carry out the study. The rats were divided into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10-year-old was healthy as ‘ an ox. ’ Then he caught a deadly case of the flu.
Nico Mallozzi was known for his antics, his sly smile — and his good health. The 10-year-old hockey player from New Canaan, Conn., is depicted in photographs suited up and looking fierce on the ice. His coaches said he “captivated, entertained and kept us on our toes,” according to a GoFundMe page. His mother said “he was like an ox” — strong […]Related:New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: 4-Day Door-to-Balloon Time; Near-Zero Fluoroscopy for Ablation
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease
The coronary artery calcium CT score in President Donald Trump's recent medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trump's CVD Prevention Strategy and Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists, nutrition specialists discuss his risk level and best management (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How Much Should Public Care about Trump's Heart Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- We've had fat presidents, and presidents with CV events while in office, but rarely both at once (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Complications With Bariatric Surgery
Lower risks of obesity - related comorbidities but increased risk for complications versus medical tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news