Exercise Improves Bone Mass After Bariatric Surgery Exercise Improves Bone Mass After Bariatric Surgery
People who have bariatric surgery may have healthier bones afterward if they participate in a supervised exercise program, a randomized controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No
We can't tell very much about a person's health from their outward appearance, and we should probably stop trying to make such inferences, says one bariatric surgeon.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No Can'Big' Be Healthy? Yes -- and No
We can't tell very much about a person's health from their outward appearance, and we should probably stop trying to make such inferences, says one bariatric surgeon.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Practice ’ s Bariatric Nonsurgical Visits Up With Telehealth During Pandemic
Follow - up visits increased for nonsurgical providers; however, new patient and follow - up surgical visits did decrease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Practice's Bariatric Nonsurgical Visits Up With Telehealth During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- New patient visit volumes decreased across the board at a comprehensive metabolic and weight loss center during the COVID-19 pandemic, but follow-up visits increased for certain nonsurgical providers, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Patients Not Getting Recommended Follow-Up Care
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Many bariatric surgery patients do not receive recommended postoperative nutritional and weight monitoring within general practice, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the British Journal of General... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Increased After Bariatric Surgery Risk of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Increased After Bariatric Surgery
After bariatric surgery, a person's risk of developing unhealthy drinking patterns is increased, regardless of whether or not they were unhealthy drinkers before having weight-loss surgery, new research in U.S. veterans shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection
Undergoing bariatric surgery appeared to protect individuals with obesity against hospital admission and poor COVID outcomes, finds one small study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exercise Aids Bone Health After Bariatric Surgery
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- Participation in a structured exercise program may aid bone health in patients who undergo bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Flor êncio Diniz-Sousa,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows incorporating telemedicine helps surgical practices
(Stony Brook University) A new study that records patient volume at Stony Brook Medicine's Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center reveals that follow-up telehealth visits are highly effective during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgery, serves as an example that surgical practices can continue to thrive with the help of telemedicine during the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Durable Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Surgery Durable Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Surgery
In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is more likely to produce lasting remission among individuals with shorter diabetes duration, new results confirm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Surgery
Diabetes Remission Likelier With Earlier Bariatric Surgery (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research shows impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular disease risk in obese teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado determined that the long-term risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death was reduced by almost threefold for teenagers with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery compared to those whose diabetes was only managed medically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens Benefit From Bariatric Surgery, Regardless of Weight Loss
FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 -- Remission of obesity-associated complications (OACs) is not dependent on major sustained weight loss in teens undergoing metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS), according to a study published online Nov. 24 in Obesity. S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Rids Patients of Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery conquers type 2 diabetes in more than 50% of patients who have the procedure, new research shows. So-called bariatric surgery helps severely obese people shed weight and improve their health. Two types... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher COVID-19 Risk Leading More Patients With Obesity To Weight Loss Surgery
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Research shows bariatric surgery may reduce severity of COVID-19 in patients with obesity
(Cleveland Clinic) A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission. The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study examines remission of obesity-related complications in teens after bariatric surgery
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have shown that, with the exception of cholesterol and triglyceride levels, remission of obesity-related complications in teens following bariatric surgery was not dependent on major sustained weight loss. Rather, a majority of adolescents benefited from such remission whether or not they lost a significant amount of weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ahsm
The  Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members include many of the virtual physicians and nurses of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube who are disseminating important healthcare-related information to their audiences.We spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, a founding member of the AHSM and the chief medical soci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Interview with the Association for Healthcare Social Media
The  Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members include many of the virtual physicians and nurses of TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube who are disseminating important healthcare-related information to their audiences.We spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, a founding member of the AHSM and the chief medical soci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Questionnaires Before Bariatric Surgery: A Coin Toss? Sleep Apnea Questionnaires Before Bariatric Surgery: A Coin Toss?
' Our study supports the use of STOP-BANG and NO-OSAS [questionnaires] where routine administration of sleep studies is not feasible,'says lead author. Another expert questions their usefulness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Disordered Eating' Drops After Teens Undergo Bariatric Surgery'Disordered Eating' Drops After Teens Undergo Bariatric Surgery
Adolescents with severe obesity'are in better control'of continuous eating, overeating, and binge eating after surgery, but all young adults with persistent severe obesity are at high risk for poor well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Researchers uncover health disparities in childhood obesity and access to treatments
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The use of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in adolescents, and the racial disparities in access to that treatment, were analyzed in a retrospective study published in Annals of Surgery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forest Park Anesthesiologist Sentenced to 5.5 Years in Federal Prison
FDA OCI, Richard Toussaint, M.D., Forest Park Medical Center, $82.9 million, , sentence, anesthesiologist, fraud, restitution, Dr. Wade Barker, bariatric, spinal surgery, Alan Beauchamp, kickbacks, referrals, health care bribes, 5.5 years prison, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 26, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Local bariatric surgeon talks risks of obesity, Covid-19
Dr. Michael Baptista talks about the added Covid-19 risks for obese patients in Jacksonville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Cannon Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery may increase lifespan by 3 years
Bariatric surgery may increase life span for people with obesity by an average of 3 years compared to other treatment strategies, according to a study published inThe New England Journal of Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM
Prevalence of pancreatic cancer higher in patients with predisposing diabetes and obesity without BS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- For patients with diabetes mellitus and obesity, bariatric surgery (BS) is associated with a reduced prevalence of pancreatic cancer compared with no BS, according to a study presented at UEG Week Virtual 2020, held Oct. 11... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in Obesity
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy than usual care among patients with obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lena M.S. Carlsson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk
Bariatric surgery was associated with a reduced risk for aortic dissection in a large retrospective study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Lengthens Life Span, Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 -- Obesity is tied to premature death, but researchers have found that weight-loss surgery can add a few years to your life. In a study involving more than 4,000 obese people, those who had obesity, or bariatric, surgery... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediators of suicidality 12 years after bariatric surgery relative to a nonsurgery comparison group - Mabey JG, Kolotkin RL, Crosby RD, Crowell SE, Hunt SC, Davidson LE.
BACKGROUND: Individuals undergoing bariatric surgery report higher levels of suicidality than the general population, but it is unknown what mediates this phenomenon or how this compares with individuals with severe obesity not receiving surgery. OBJEC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery Best in Those Not on Insulin Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery Best in Those Not on Insulin
Patients with type 2 diabetes who had never used insulin showed sustained remission 10 years after bariatric surgery in a small prospective study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Endocrine Environmental Compounds After Bariatric Surgery Endocrine Environmental Compounds After Bariatric Surgery
In what ways might concentrations of these compounds change after bariatric surgery?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery
Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity Weight Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism Testosterone: An Option for Weight Loss in Obesity With Hypogonadism
Testosterone therapy in men with both morbid obesity and low testosterone is effective at sustaining weight loss over 11 years and might be an alternative to bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight bias, shame, and self-compassion: risk/protective mechanisms of depression and anxiety in prebariatic surgery patients - Braun TD, Quinn DM, Stone A, Gorin AA, Ferrand J, Puhl RM, Sierra J, Tishler D, Papasavas P.
OBJECTIVE: Psychopathology in bariatric surgery patients may contribute to adverse postoperative sequelae, including weight regain, substance use, and self-harm. This cross-sectional study aimed to advance the understanding of the risk and protective paths... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rate
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduction in mortality, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is effective for blood pressure (BP) control in patients with hypertension and obesity, according to two studies published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Strict diet explains metabolic effect of gastric bypass surgery
(Lund University) In many studies, bariatric surgery has been highlighted as an almost magical method for weight loss and reversing type 2 diabetes. One question that has remained largely unanswered is how the effect of surgery differs from the effects of a strict low-calorie diet. This question has now been examined by researchers at Lund University in Sweden in a study published in the journal Diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients
Women with PCOS often struggle to conceive, but a new study links weight loss following bariatric surgery in very obese PCOS patients to high rates of pregnancy and live births.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity Diagnoses Up Among Hospitalized Patients in the U.S.
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- There was an increase in obesity diagnoses in hospitalized patients and bariatric surgeries among those diagnosed with obesity from 2011 to 2014, according to a study published online July 5 in Clinical Obesity. Janani... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19? How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19?
The American Society for Metabolic& Bariatric Surgery has declared that surgery is not'elective'and the Obesity Society urges overall prioritization of obesity management during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Risk factors for suicide after bariatric surgery in a population-based nationwide study in five Nordic countries - Kauppila JH, Santoni G, Tao W, Lynge E, Jokinen J, Tryggvadottir L, Ness-Jensen E, Pukkala E, von Euler-Chelpin M, Lagergren J.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for suicide after bariatric surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Bariatric surgery reduces obesity-related mortality. However, it is for unclear reasons is associated with an increased risk of suicide. METHODS: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity
People with severe obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy may be less likely to experience fractures than individuals who get Roux-en-Y procedures or those who are eligible for bariatric surgery and don't get it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
(University of Georgia) A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senators Cassidy and Carper call for Medicare to cover obesity drugs amid COVID-19 pandemic
(American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) US Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) are calling on the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to lift regulations that deny insurance coverage for obesity drugs and that limit coverage of Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Diabetes Remission Rates After Bariatric Surgery Long-Term Diabetes Remission Rates After Bariatric Surgery
Find out what we have learned about the long-term type 2 diabetes remission rates after bariatric surgery.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news