New breast cancer skills program for patients released by American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Skills Patient Education Program has launched a new kit for breast cancer patients that will help guide them from diagnosis to recovery. The ACS Surgical Skills Patient Education Program provides evidence-based knowledge, checklists, and skills training to support patients with preparation for surgery and optimal recovery.

How to talk to patients of color about the COVID-19 vaccine amid hesitancy and mistrust

A new Annals of Internal Medicine editorial co-authored by a University of Chicago Medicine health disparities researcher offers practical tips for clinicians to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with patients of color who may be hesitant to get vaccinated.

HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings

At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), participation in virtual health and wellness offerings has increased almost 500 percent since March. The webinars, which are open to the public, have garnered interest nationwide. They run from an hour-long discussion on managing chronic pain to seven-week sessions in yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.

American College of Surgeons releases tools to prepare patients for operations during the time of COVID-19

As health care facilities resume operations paused due to COVID-19, a new survey shows many people are reluctant to undergo procedures and may not reschedule necessary care while COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities. To help surgeons and hospitals address patient concerns, ACS has released a new resource document.