April 2018: A complex and challenging type of surgery

  April 2018 • Volume 11, No. 4 From the Editor We’ve dedicated this issue to liver transplantation for two reasons. First, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Although heavy drinking takes a toll on many parts of the body—brain, heart, pancreas and the immune system—and … Continue reading “April 2018: A complex and challenging type of surgery”

March 2018: Brushing up on an important and common type of surgery

  March 2018 • Volume 11, No. 3 From the Editor Carotid endarterectomy is one of the most common types of vascular surgery in the US. It involves the removal of plaque from the carotid artery to treat stenosis (narrowing) of that artery, one of the risk factors for stroke, the fifth leading cause of death … Continue reading “March 2018: Brushing up on an important and common type of surgery”

February 2018: Winter Sports and Bone Fractures

February 2018 • Volume 11, No. 2 From the Editor It’s Winter Olympics time. That’s the time when some of us snuggle into our comfortable couches to watch breathtaking performances by Olympic athletes risking life and limb on snow and ice. Although about the same percentage of competing athletes incur injuries in the Winter vs. Summer … Continue reading “February 2018: Winter Sports and Bone Fractures”