Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans get a lot of unnecessary tests before they undergo cataract surgery, a new study suggests.

Facelifts May Make Women Seem More Likable, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A facelift might make you look younger and friendlier at the same time, a new, small study suggests.

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing heart surgery, using transfused red blood cells stored for 21 days or more is as good as using blood cells stored for 10 days or less, a new study finds.

1 in 5 Medicare Patients Faces Delay in Melanoma Surgery: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of Medicare patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, face delays in getting surgical treatment, a new study reveals.

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests.

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients often undergo dozens of blood tests while they're hospitalized, potentially losing half a liter of blood or more over time, a new study reports.

Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows.

HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, it's been thought that people living with HIV wouldn't be good candidates to receive a new kidney.

Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports.

Music Soothes Cats During Surgery

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing music -- especially classical music -- may help cats relax during surgery, a new small study reports.