Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currently the intake coordinator for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy.

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors' offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

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.