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News and Trends—October 2015

News and Trends—October 2015

| October 8, 2015

American College of Surgeons Launches Enhanced “Surgery Career Connection” Powered by YourMembership Chicago, Illinois—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities. Surgery Career Connection is powered by YourMembership, a provider of job […]

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News and Trends—September 2015

News and Trends—September 2015

| September 1, 2015

ObesityWeek 2015 keynote speakers announced Don’t miss exciting presentations from this year’s ObesityWeek keynote speakers—Dr. Loel S. Solomon and Professor Jan Nedergaard. •    What: Public Health Keynote Speaker •    When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 8 am PST •    Who: Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP Dr. Solomon joined Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program in 2003 and serves […]

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News and Trends—August 2015

News and Trends—August 2015

| August 1, 2015

FDA Approves THE ReShape™ INTEGRATED DUAL BALLOON SYSTEM, A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND NON-Surgical Weight Loss PROCEDURE FOR People with Mild to moderate Obesity SAN CLEMENTE, California—ReShape Medical® announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System, a first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. […]

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News and Trends—July 2015

News and Trends—July 2015

| July 1, 2015

IT’S TIME TO ACT ON OBESITY: ETHICON EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO HELP REVERSE THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF METABOLIC DISEASES Cincinnati, Ohio—Ethicon announced a $3.2 million investment in clinical research to better understand how earlier surgical intervention may improve conditions such as obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Through its Time to Act on Obesity commitment, Ethicon is […]

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News and Trends-May 2015

News and Trends-May 2015

| May 1, 2015

Weill Cornell Investigators Discover a New Pathway that Prevents Chronic Inflammation in the Gut Investigators Show How Immune Cells are “Educated” Not to Attack Beneficial Bacteria NEW YORK, New York—An international research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators has discovered an answer to why the human immune system ignores roughly 100 trillion beneficial […]

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News and Trends—April 2015

News and Trends—April 2015

| April 1, 2015

Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement improves outcomes in obese patients NEW YORK, New York—Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee and hip arthritis, it is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. Two new studies at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City find that bariatric […]

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News and Trends—March 2015

| March 1, 2015

Published Outcomes Announced From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety Columbus, Ohio—Cardiovascular risks of severe pediatric obesity, assessed among adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, were recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Teen-LABS is a multi-center clinical study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases […]

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News and Trends—February 2015

News and Trends—February 2015

| February 1, 2015

Obesity Experts Recommend Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery as Supplement to Lifestyle Interventions Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline on medications for treating obesity WASHINGTON, District of Columbia—The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for prescribing drugs to manage obesity and promote weight loss. The CPG, entitled “Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An […]

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News and Trends—January 2015

News and Trends—January 2015

| January 1, 2015

Announcement: FDA Approval of EnteroMedics VBLOC® Vagal Blocking Therapy First New Medical Device Approved for Obesity in Over a Decade EnteroMedics Inc. (St. Paul, Minnesota) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the treatment of adult patients with obesity who have […]

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News and Trends—June 2014

| June 11, 2014

OBESITY ACTION COALITION (OAC) RELEASES SPANISH VERSION OF THE YOUR WEIGHT MATTERS CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT Tampa, Florida—The OAC announced the release of its Spanish version of the highly-successful Your Weight Matters Campaign toolkit. “With more than 42 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population impacted by the disease of obesity, we felt it was imperative to offer […]

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