Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday.

Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles.

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm appears to boost survival in the short term more than traditional surgery does, but that advantage diminishes over time, researchers report.

More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Tommy John surgeries to fix elbows torn in sports-related injuries are being performed on teenagers, especially baseball pitchers, and the numbers are rising every year, a new study reports.

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests.

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adult cancer survivors are more likely to be hospitalized than people who never had cancer, a new study finds.

Wild Mushrooms Might Be Your Last Meal

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy 52-year-old woman who ate wild mushrooms growing in a Canadian park nearly died from her error.

'Fat Grafting' Widely Used During Facelift Surgery

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. plastic surgeons use a procedure called "fat grafting" to enhance the effects of facelifts, a new study reports.

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time -- a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.

When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study

MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing brain or spine surgery are at no greater risk if doctors-in-training -- called residents -- assist during the operation, a new study suggests.