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Sarcopenia in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Ryan Hoffman1, Suma Maddox3, Patrick Palines3, Denise Danos2, Daniel Womac3, Charles Tuggle3, Mark Stalder3 School of Medicine1, Department of Behavior and Community Health2, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery3 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA...

The ACS continues efforts to curb firearm deaths and injuries in the U.S.

The leadership of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was deeply saddened to learn of the two mass shootings in less than 24 hours, August 3−4 in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. In response to these most recent tragedies, the ACS expresses its ongoing grave concerns about the death and destruction that these violent incidents continually inflict on innocent civilians. In addition to a now decades-long string of mass...

Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Examines Surprise Billing

NewsScope: June 14, 2019 Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Examines Surprise Billing The American College of Surgeons (ACS) submitted a Statement for the Record for a June 16 House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills. A variety of stakeholders shared testimony, including Physicians for Fair Coverage, The American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the American College of Emergency Physicians....

Congress Approves Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Mission Zero Legislation

NewsScope: June 7, 2019 Congress Approves Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Mission Zero Legislation The U.S. House of Representatives June 4 passed S. 1279, The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation (PAHPAI) Act of 2019. This legislation was first created to improve the nation’s response to public health and medical emergencies and called for appointing an Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to oversee the nation’s preparedness for disaster response....