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Gastric bypass improves survival in adults older than 35 years

February 10, 2016

Improved survival was found among patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery when they were older than 35 years.

According to the researchers, the surgery also is protective against mortality in older patients and can reduce age-related increases in mortality in patients with severe obesity not undergoing surgery.

Tobira completes enrollment of ORION study for NAFLD, obesity

February 10, 2016
Tobira Therapeutics announced it has completed patient recruitment and enrollment for its phase 2a ORION clinical trial, which will be investigating the safety and…
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Metabolic syndrome severity decreasing among US adolescents

February 10, 2016
Favorable increases in HDL cholesterol and decreases in fasting triglyceride measurements may be responsible for the trend of declining metabolic syndrome severity in…
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Community health worker-based intervention improves cardiometabolic risk

February 9, 2016
Patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome randomly assigned to an intervention with community health workers saw improved adherence to medication and diet…
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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

February 9, 2016
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today favorably reported a bill requiring manufacturers of reusable medical devices like duodenoscopes to…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Big changes lead to big results

November 23, 2015
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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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