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Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Linked to Increased Risk of Incisional Hernia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on Medicare claims data, the rate of incisional hernia following radical prostatectomy is about three-times higher with minimally invasive surgery than with an open surgical approach. “This is a potentially remediable...

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Can Some Women Skip Radiotherapy After Breast Conserving Surgery?

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Radiation may be unnecessary for some women with early-stage breast cancer after conservative surgery, according to preliminary data from a randomized controlled study from Italy. The study, led by Dr. Corrado...
Type 2 diabetes is a recognized epidemic both in the United States and around the world. A new study examines whether bariatric surgery in addition to lifestyle changes and medications can help control this disease in moderately obese patients. Catherine...