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  • Action Plan for Osteoarthritis

    Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.

  • All About Hip Replacements

    If hip pain limits your ability to walk, work, or perform simple activities, you may want to talk to your doctor about a hip replacement.

  • Amputation

    Detailed information on amputation, including causes and types of rehabilitation programs for amputations

  • Amputation

    Detailed information on amputation, including causes and types of rehabilitation programs for amputations

  • Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Heart valves prevent the backward flow of blood. They act as one-way inlets of blood on one side of a ventricle and one-way outlets of blood on the other side of a ventricle.

  • Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Heart valves prevent the backward flow of blood. They act as one-way inlets of blood on one side of a ventricle and one-way outlets of blood on the other side of a ventricle.

  • For Obese Teens, Surgery Is the Last Resort

    Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?

  • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Procedure

    Bariatric surgery is a procedure that alters the process of digestion and is currently the best treatment option for producing lasting weight loss in obese patients when traditional methods have not been effective.

  • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery Procedure

    Gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure in which surgical staples are used to divide the stomach into two smaller sections, strictly limiting the amount of food a person can eat.

  • Glossary - Plastic Surgery

    Glossary of terms relating to plastic surgery

  • Glossary - Surgical Care

    Glossary of terms relating to surgery

  • Glossary - The Child Having Surgery

    Glossary of terms relating to surgery in children

  • Hip Replacement Animation

    Facing hip replacement surgery can be frightening. Also called arthroplasty, hip replacement is a surgical procedure done to replace a damaged hip joint with a prosthesis or artificial joint.

  • Hope on the Horizon for Breast Cancer

    In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.

  • Hope on the Horizon for Breast Cancer

    In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.

  • Planning Your Eye Surgery

    Millions of people undergo surgery each year to treat a range of vision conditions. What should you consider before your procedure?

  • Plastic Surgery Is Up Among Youths

    Plastic surgery is not for every youth. For some procedures, the child must reach milestones in age, growth and physical maturity.

  • Plastic Surgery Statistics

    Statistical information relating to plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Plastic Surgery Statistics

    Statistical information relating to plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer Overview
  • Seven Proven Treatments for Arthritis Pain

    Although there's no cure for arthritis, the symptoms can be treated effectively in many cases. Here's a look at some proven treatments.

  • Surgery

    Detailed information the most common types of surgery to treat cancer, including biopsy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, laparotomy, laser surgery, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, and excisional surgery

  • Surgery

    Detailed information the most common types of surgery to treat cancer, including biopsy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, laparotomy, laser surgery, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, and excisional surgery

  • Surgery Statistics

    Statistics relating to surgery

  • Surgery Statistics

    Statistics relating to surgery

  • The Benefits of Mitral Valve Repair

    Your heart acts as a well-oiled machine. With each beat, it pumps blood to all parts of your body. Sometimes this process isn’t as efficient as it should be. That may be the case for people who have problems with their mitral valve. Surgery may fix this valve, and improve overall well-being, a recent study found.

  • Treatments for Bone Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common treatments used for bone disorders, including radiation therapy, surgery, amputation, bone graft, osteotomy, and arthroplasty (total joint replacement)

  • Treatments for Bone Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common treatments used for bone disorders, including radiation therapy, surgery, amputation, bone graft, osteotomy, and arthroplasty (total joint replacement)

  • What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

    It is normal for men to experience changes in erectile function, such as taking longer to achieve an erection. When the problem becomes persistent, it can be a sign of a physical or emotional problem.

  • What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

    It is normal for men to experience changes in erectile function, such as taking longer to achieve an erection. When the problem becomes persistent, it can be a sign of a physical or emotional problem.

  • What to Do if Your Child Needs Surgery

    If having surgery makes you nervous, imagine how it can seem for a child. By helping the youngster anticipate and face those fears, you can ease the trauma and smooth the way for a quicker, easier recovery.

  • What to Do if Your Child Needs Surgery

    If having surgery makes you nervous, imagine how it can seem for a child. By helping the youngster anticipate and face those fears, you can ease the trauma and smooth the way for a quicker, easier recovery.

  • What to Know About Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • When a Child’s Tonsils Need to Come Out

    While it doesn't take long -- about 20 to 30 minutes -- for an ear, nose and throat specialist to remove a child's tonsils, a tonsillectomy should be recommended only after careful consideration.