What is a hysterectomy?

Find out here about the types of hysterectomy - surgery to remove the uterus - how they're done, and what to expect afterwards.

A urine test for appendicitis

Emergency medicine physicians and scientists have demonstrated that a protein detectable in urine might serve as a biomarker for appendicitis.

Anesthesia for children: Is it safe for young brains?

When infants or young children need surgery, does anesthesia affect their developing brains? With more than 1 million children under age 4 requiring anesthesia for surgery in the United States each year, the F...