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Bariatric surgery is an option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The operation promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by restricting food intake and, in some operations, interrupting the digestive process to prevent the absorption of some calories and nutrients.
State highlights: Iowa invests in autism program; rural docs feel the pinch of Wisconsin's low Medicaid payments

State highlights: Iowa invests in autism program; rural docs feel the pinch of Wisconsin's low Medicaid payments

A selection of health policy stories from New York, Missouri, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Georgia and Pennsylvania. [More]
RPCI redesignated as Blue Distinction Center for delivering quality transplant care

RPCI redesignated as Blue Distinction Center for delivering quality transplant care

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today has redesignated Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) as a Blue Distinction CenterĀ® for delivering quality transplant care as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty CareĀ® program. [More]
Covenant and Sartori medical centers deploy TRU-D SmartUVC superbug-slaying robot

Covenant and Sartori medical centers deploy TRU-D SmartUVC superbug-slaying robot

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo and Sartori Medical Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. [More]
St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center has received the 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. [More]
New study shows that bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

New study shows that bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

A new study published in the journal Obesity Surgery indicates that bariatric patients benefit from a significantly decreased risk of cancer compared to other obese patients. [More]
RYGB surgery can help reduce heart disease risk in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes

RYGB surgery can help reduce heart disease risk in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes

Obese patients with Type 2 diabetes who don't have excessive surgical risk may find that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery can help them reduce their risk of heart disease, a new clinical trial shows. [More]
Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

A new study shows that for at least two years after bariatric surgery, patients continue to lose bone, even after their weight stabilizes. [More]
New prescription weight-loss medication combines antidepressant with addiction medication

New prescription weight-loss medication combines antidepressant with addiction medication

A new prescription weight-loss medication that combines a popular antidepressant with a medication for addiction will be reviewed by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for potential approval. [More]
Long-term follow-up post bariatric surgery linked with more frequent diabetes remission

Long-term follow-up post bariatric surgery linked with more frequent diabetes remission

In a study that included long-term follow-up of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery was associated with more frequent diabetes remission and fewer complications than patients who received usual care, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA, a diabetes theme issue. [More]
Bariatric surgery not only helps reduce weight, but lowers cancer risk among obese people

Bariatric surgery not only helps reduce weight, but lowers cancer risk among obese people

Weight loss surgery might have more value than simply helping morbidly obese people to shed unhealthy extra pounds. [More]
New research finds positive correlation between bariatric surgery and reduced risk of atrial fibrillation

New research finds positive correlation between bariatric surgery and reduced risk of atrial fibrillation

New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). [More]
Study shows reversal of early-stage liver fibrosis after bariatric surgery

Study shows reversal of early-stage liver fibrosis after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery, which is best known for its ability to help patients lose substantial weight, can also result in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week- (DDW). [More]
Obese teens are likely to suffer nutritional deficiencies, says study

Obese teens are likely to suffer nutritional deficiencies, says study

A new study exposes the risk of nutritional deficiencies in severely obese teens - both those who had weight loss surgery and those who did not. [More]
14th Plymouth Symposium focuses on issues relating to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome

14th Plymouth Symposium focuses on issues relating to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome

The 14th Plymouth Symposium on obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, 'Diabesity', will take place at the Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK, on 22nd May 2014. [More]
Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care earns ACS BSCN Accreditation

Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care earns ACS BSCN Accreditation

The Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care is designated a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). [More]
Bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes, say researchers

Bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes, say researchers

Bariatric surgery has positive effects not only on weight loss but also on diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Cincinnati have shown that the health benefits are not caused by a reduction in the stomach size but by increased levels of bile acids in the blood. [More]
Study indicates that changes in appetite and taste are very common after gastric bypass surgery

Study indicates that changes in appetite and taste are very common after gastric bypass surgery

Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. [More]
UPCI/MWRI researchers to present results of immune gene profile exploring endometriosis and cancer

UPCI/MWRI researchers to present results of immune gene profile exploring endometriosis and cancer

Some women with endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease, are predisposed to ovarian cancer, and a genetic screening might someday help reveal which women are most at risk, according to a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) study, in partnership with Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). [More]
Study shows high-risk drinking may improve post weight loss surgery

Study shows high-risk drinking may improve post weight loss surgery

Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that upwards of half of high-risk drinkers are actually less likely to report high-risk drinking behavior after weight loss surgery. [More]

Beverly Hills Physicians offers free initial consultation for weight loss surgery

Spring is the traditional time for new beginnings. Beverly Hills Physicians would like to encourage prospective weight loss surgery patients to take the next step on the path to a better life by discussing the possibility of a bariatric procedure with a leading bariatric surgeon. [More]