Baseball Great Rod Carew Owes His Life to NFL Player's Transplanted Organs

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney last December, he and his family had no idea who they had to thank for the lifesaving organs.

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of breast cancer patients who chose to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing didn't actually have the gene mutations known to raise the risk of additional cancers, a new survey found.

Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some surgery patients prescribed opioids for post-operative pain relief may face a high risk for developing a long-term opioid addiction, new research warns.

Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are Americans actually tryingto keep up with the Kardashians -- the celebrity family focused on looking good?

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests.

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients recovering from back surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety, but new research shows that music therapy may help ease their discomfort.

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you have surgery on your calendar, don't wait until the last minute to start preparing, especially if you're going to need anesthesia.

When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become 'Too Much'?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to tell when someone's gotten a bad lip enhancement -- their puffy lips just don't look natural.

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hip or knee replacement patients who smoke are at increased risk for infections requiring repeat surgery, researchers report.

Surgery May Be Best for Advanced Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer -- can extend the lives of patients whose disease has spread to the abdomen area, new research suggests.