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News and Trends: May 2017

News and Trends: May 2017

| May 1, 2017

Mental Health does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results New Study Compares Bariatric Surgery Outcomes According to Preoperative Mental Illness SILVER SPRING, Maryland—People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery as compared to those with no known mental health conditions. Published in Obesity, the scientific journal […]

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News and Trends: March 2017

News and Trends: March 2017

| March 1, 2017

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide Gastroenterologists should address obesity with their patients and provide early therapy. Bethesda, Maryland—Patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team. To provide gastroenterologists with a […]

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News and Trends  February 2017

News and Trends February 2017

| February 1, 2017

Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks Penn study finds patients with obesity who internalize negative stereotypes have a greater risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who […]

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News and Trends December 2016

News and Trends December 2016

| December 1, 2016

New Survey Shows Obesity Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat, Bigger Than Heart Disease and Diabetes for Most Americans NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it’s an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation’s leading killer, yet most do not go beyond traditional diets or involve doctors in […]

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News and Trends  November 2016

News and Trends November 2016

| November 1, 2016

News from The Obesity Society The Obesity Society Honors Two U.S. Senators, Current and Emerging Leaders in Obesity Research with its 2016 Awards and Grants Awardees will be recognized at ObesityWeek℠ 2016, Oct. 31- Nov. 4, in New Orleans SILVER SPRING, Maryland ‚ Each year The Obesity Society (TOS) promotes, rewards and encourages research in […]

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News and Trends

News and Trends

| July 1, 2016

News from the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Session Bariatric Surgery Found To Be A More Effective Way to Control Diabetes in Obese Asian Indian Patients COSMID Trial indicates that bariatric surgery is more effective than medical and lifestyle management in controlling type 2 diabetes in population that gets sicker sooner Cincinnati, Ohio—During the […]

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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Coverage for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This article contains a complimentary physician handout. To downloadable PDF of of this handout click HERE. by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Morton is from the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California. He is also Chairperson of ASMBS Access to Care Committee Bariatric Times. 2012;9(9):14–15

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July News and Trends

| July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

First Prescription Weight Loss Treatment Approved by FDA in 13 Years SAN DIEGO, California and WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey (PRNewswire)—Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eisai Inc. announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lorcaserin hydrochloride. The drug will be available under the brand name Belviq (pronounced BEL-VEEK) and will serve as […]

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News and Trends

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sleeve Gastrectomy With Transit Bipartition: A Potent Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity From Santoro S, Castro LC, Velhote MC, et al. Ann Surg. 2012 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]

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News and Trends April 2012

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND CLINIC STUDY SHOWS BARIATRIC SURGERY IMPROVES, REVERSES DIABETES—Significant Decreases in Blood Sugar May Lead to Fewer Medications CLEVELAND, Ohio (Cleveland Clinic)—Overweight, diabetic patients who underwent bariatric surgery achieved significant improvement or remission of their diabetes, according to new research from Cleveland Clinic.

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