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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015

Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of 5.8% annually between 2014 and 2024, according to recently published data in Health Affairs. 

However, this annual increase remains low in comparison with the 9% annual increase seen in health care spending prior to 2008’s recession.

FDA approvals

FDA: Balloon device for obesity treatment recently approved

July 29, 2015
The FDA recently approved the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, a new balloon device to treat obesity without invasive surgery in adults, according to a press…
In the Journals

Skipping breakfast alters glucose regulation throughout day

July 29, 2015
Adults with diabetes who skip breakfast increase their risk for postprandial hyperglycemia and an impaired insulin response that will continue even after eating lunch…
In the Journals

Adults with diabetes more likely to contract TB

July 28, 2015
Adults with diabetes are up to seven times more likely to contract tuberculosis than the general population, even in countries with a low burden of the infectious…
In the Journals

NASH found to decrease after bariatric surgery

July 28, 2015
Researchers in France found that the rate of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis decreased 1 year after bariatric surgery among patients with the disease, according to study…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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