Dr. W Stanley Arnold, MD

Bio

Dr. Arnold is a general cardiologist in Georgia for the Piedmont Heart Institute. He is currently in practice with the Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians group at the Piedmont Hospital and Hammond Drive locations.

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  • Piedmont Heart Institute

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When an older patient breaks the upper arm, surgery is often no better than simply immobilizing the limb, according to a new study.

    The British researchers say the findings are important, because they counter a growing trend toward surgery in th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests.

    The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically those that produce methane -- may trans...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, a new survey reveals.

    The review appears to be driven by the fact that patients saw the number of debilitating seizures they exp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A less-popular type of weight loss surgery might actually lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass -- the currently favored form of obesity surgery. But, the trade-off seems to be more complications, new research suggests.

    A small comparative...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first tissue adhesive for internal use.

    Known as TissuGlu, surgeons can use the urethane-based adhesive to connect tissue flaps created during surgery to remove extra fat or skin, or to res...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a device that can deliver drugs to pancreatic tumors in mice, and they hope it will one day become a valuable tool in the treatment of one of the deadliest cancers in people.

    Details about the device's cost and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Report cards on the quality of surgical care provided by hospitals don't appear to benefit Medicare patients, a new study finds.

    The report cards have been issued under the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Plastic/reconstructive Surgery:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after breast removal is only slightly higher for older women than for younger women, a new study indicates.

    Researchers looked at data from nearly 41,000 women in the United States who h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplants have saved more than 2 million years of life in the United States over 25 years, new research shows.

    But less than half of the people who needed a transplant in that time period got one, according to a report published in the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

    Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melanoma, and their risk decrease...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function.

    However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may fare just as well by forg...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is always a concern after knee replacement surgery, but a new study suggests a strategy that might give patients another way to ease discomfort.

    Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit note that the painful recovery proce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strategies to reduce the number of emergency surgeries in the United States could save up to $1 billion in health care costs over a decade, new research suggests.

    The study also found that surgeries planned ahead of time...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, the agency said Friday in a news release.

    Nearly 22,000 women in the United States are projected ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds.

    The researchers said these biofilms were especially prevalent on the right side of the colon.

    The presence of these biofilms may r...Full Article