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Jan 2018

Crash Test Dummies: Here’s What The Obesity Epidemic Is Doing To Them

2018-01-29T20:58:38+00:00

Yes, even dummies are recognizing the ongoing obesity epidemic. Dummies as in crash test dummies. No, not the musical group that sang "Mmm mmm mmm mmm"...but the mannequins that are the unsung heroes of automobile safety. They sit in cars during safety testing while the cars hurtle against walls and barriers. For years, standard dummies [...]

Crash Test Dummies: Here’s What The Obesity Epidemic Is Doing To Them 2018-01-29T20:58:38+00:00
Jan 2018

Medical Schools Need To Teach More About Obesity And Nutrition

2018-01-29T20:43:36+00:00

If you have been living in a cave and don't read the news, we are in the midst of a global obesity epidemic. Also, obesity can lead to so many different diseases, ranging from diabetes to cardiovascular disease to cancer to many mental health issues. And if you didn't realize it, what you eat affects your [...]

Medical Schools Need To Teach More About Obesity And Nutrition 2018-01-29T20:43:36+00:00
Jan 2018

Researchers probe stomach surgery’s ‘miracle’ secrets

2018-01-29T20:38:10+00:00

Life-saving potential in effort to explain Roux-en-Y’s powerful side benefits NimaSaeidi, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Center for Engineering in Medicine, had started down one career path when a lecture on Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery redirected him. The MGH lecture outlined not just the procedure’s striking [...]

Researchers probe stomach surgery’s ‘miracle’ secrets 2018-01-29T20:38:10+00:00
Dec 2017

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications

2017-12-19T22:36:05+00:00

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications Need another reason to keep your weight under control? Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg. A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic. "Obesity [...]

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications 2017-12-19T22:36:05+00:00
Sep 2017

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Three

2017-09-12T21:53:19+00:00

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Three Misconception: Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. To lose and maintain weight, individuals affected by severe obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program.  Truth:  Individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to long-term weight-loss by diet and exercise. The National Institutes of Health Experts Panel recognize that ‘long-term’ [...]

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Three 2017-09-12T21:53:19+00:00
Sep 2017

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Two

2017-09-12T21:32:26+00:00

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Two Misconception: Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. To lose and maintain weight, individuals affected by severe obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program.  Truth: Individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to long-term weight-loss by diet and exercise. The National Institutes of Health Experts Panel recognize that ‘long-term’ [...]

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part Two 2017-09-12T21:32:26+00:00
Sep 2017

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

2017-09-12T21:23:14+00:00

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients Bariatric surgery performed prior to hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and [...]

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients 2017-09-12T21:23:14+00:00
Sep 2017

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part One

2017-09-12T20:59:55+00:00

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part One Misconception: Most people who have metabolic and bariatric surgery regain their weight.  Truth:  As many as 50 percent of patients may regain a small amount of weight (approximately 5 percent) two years or more following their surgery. However, longitudinal studies find that most bariatric surgery patients maintain successful weight-loss long-term. [...]

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions – Part One 2017-09-12T20:59:55+00:00
Jul 2017

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood

2017-07-27T22:35:03+00:00

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity even in adolescence may raise the odds for colon cancer in adulthood, a large new study finds. Overweight and obese teens in Israel [...]

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood 2017-07-27T22:35:03+00:00
Jul 2017

Types of Bariatric Surgery

2017-07-27T22:27:34+00:00

Types of Bariatric Surgery The type of surgery that may be best to help a person lose weight depends on a number of factors. You should discuss with your doctor what kind of surgery might be best for you or your teen. What is the difference between open and laparoscopic surgery? In open bariatric surgery, [...]

Types of Bariatric Surgery 2017-07-27T22:27:34+00:00