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In the era of evidence-based medicine, being up-to-date is crucial especially for surgeons. This collection was designed to help them get closer to web 2.0.

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News and Information on Surgery


Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide people interested in dermatology with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.

If you don't want to learn how to use RSS, PeRSSonalized Surgery, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.



This video shows how it works:



You can also insert the term "surgery" into the custom Pubmed feed box, and you will receive the latest peer-reviewed articles focusing on surgery automatically.

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We collected the best sites focusing on surgery-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.


Surgery News and Support


American College of Surgeons


  • Description: "Surgery News provides concise, cutting-edge reports from clinical meetings; reports on the politics affecting the surgical profession and the socioeconomic scene in Washington, DC, and at the state level; FDA actions and the results of clinical trials; expert commentary; reports on the business aspects of surgical practice today; and news from the College itself. The newspaper is being published as a cooperative endeavor of the American College of Surgeons and the Elsevier Society News Group, a unit of Elsevier/International Medical News Group."
  • Quality: Site description, contact information and archives are available.

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MDLinx


  • Description: "MDLinx connects healthcare professionals and patients to tomorrow’s medical knowledge and provides the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertisement policy, terms of use and contact information are available.

MDLinx surgery

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Medscape


  • Description: "Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers you the specialty site that best fits your profile. You can also change your Medscape homepage to any of our other specialty and profession sites at any time."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertisement policy, terms of use and contact information are available.

Medscape Surgery

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MedPage Today


  • Description: "MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, each article alerts clinicians to breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information enabling them to better understand the implications."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertising policy, terms of use and editorial board are available.

medpage surgery news

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MedLine Plus


  • Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Medline Plus Surgery

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About.com


  • Description: Surgery-related articles; information about procedures, before and after surgery guides.
  • Quality: Accredited by HONCode.

About.com Surgery

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General Surgery News


  • Description: "General Surgery News, is a monthly newspaper designed to keep general surgeons abreast of the latest developments in the field."
  • Quality: Site description, advertising policy, contact information and archives are available.

General Surgery News

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Medical News Today


  • Description: "The latest Surgery News articles published daily. Includes news on surgical procedures, equipment and research related to the operating theatre."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertisement policy, terms of use and contact information are available.



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Thoracic Surgery News


  • Description: "Timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and the impact of health care policy on the profession and on surgical practice."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertising policy, terms of use, editorial board, contact information and archives are available.



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Surgeons' News


  • Description: Website of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which promotes the highest standards in education, assessment and surgical practice.
  • Quality: Privacy policy, advertising policy, contact information and archives are available.



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All About Robotic Surgery


  • Description: "All About Robotic Surgery is a service provided purely as an informational tool for potential surgical patients who are considering Robotic Surgery, as well as physicians and developing engineers or anyone who would like to read up on the world-wide state of the art of surgical robotics and its procedural abilities."
  • Quality: Site description, contact information and archives are available.



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Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking lets you store, organize and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

Here are a few social bookmarking sites and the collection of links featuring your field of interest.

Diigo


Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

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Click here to see all the surgery-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.

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In the era of evidence-based medicine, being up-to-date is crucial especially for surgeons. This collection was designed to help them get closer to web 2.0.