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CHMP Backs Two Pan-Genotypic Antivirals for Hep C CHMP Backs Two Pan-Genotypic Antivirals for Hep C
Maviret and Vosevi were evaluated under the European Union's accelerated assessment, which speeds access to new medicines where there is an unmet medical need.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 23, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Guardant suing Foundation Medicine to Interson receiving 510(k) clearance for ultrasound probes, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Guardant levels false advertising suit against Foundation Medicine Guardant Health announced in a June 22 press release that it has filed a lawsuit against Foundation Medicine for false advertising and unfair competition. Guardant Health is claiming that Foundation Medicine’s advertising causes harm to Guardant Health and its patients because it misleads oncologists about the sensitivity and accuracy of...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound EndoStim Foundation Medicine Inc. Guardant Health Interson Lee's Pharmaceutical Meditech Med Source Type: news

Family History Questionnaire Ups Genetic Counseling for CRC
Findings in patients who received family history questionnaire before outpatient colonoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CALMing Insights That Make a SONIC Boom CALMing Insights That Make a SONIC Boom
Two studies aim for the best treatment targets possible. Dr Stephen Hanauer discusses whether they hit their marks.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Transcript - 5/17/17 Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Committee https://go.usa.gov/xNfQw   #medicaldevice
Transcript - 5/17/17 Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Committee https://go.usa.gov/xNfQw  #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Time Between Surgeries Helps Predict Mesothelioma Survival
A new study from researchers at the City of Hope cancer center in Los Angeles and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reveals how the length of time between initial and follow-up cytoreduction surgery and HIPEC plays a role in patient survival. The study, published in June in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, shows peritoneal mesothelioma patients who repeat the procedure between one and two years after the initial surgery have the most favorable outcome, with a median overall survival of nearly four years. Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive, asbestos-related cancer, and recu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: appendiceal cancer city of hope cancer center colon cancer cytoreduction surgery debulking surgery Dr. Konstantinos Votanopoulos gastrointestinal cancer heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy HIPEC Journal of Surgical Oncology moffitt can Source Type: news

1991 - 2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Small-Bowel Adenocarcinoma Shows Unique Genomic Profile Small-Bowel Adenocarcinoma Shows Unique Genomic Profile
Genomic profiling demonstrates that small-bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) is significantly different from colorectal cancer and gastric carcinoma, according to a large study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

S & S Plastics teams with StarMed on endoscopy bottle top
S&S Plastics has partnered with StarMed to develop a new endoscopy bottle top designed to reduce cross-contamination during gastroenterological investigations, according to a Medical Plastics News report. The device, designed by StarMed, is intended to keep endoscopes lenses clean and ensure a proper diagnosis and reduce procedure times. Read the whole story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post S&S Plastics teams with StarMed on endoscopy bottle top appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic S&Splastics starmed Source Type: news

NSAID Use After Diagnosis Improved CRC Survival in KRAS Wild-Type Patients
Long-term survivors of wild-type KRAS colorectal cancer tumors had significantly improved survival with regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Komen Group Shuts Down; Vets & Docs Exchange Cancer Clues
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2017
Slide Show: FDA drug approvals in the second quarter 2017 included these 10 for conditions seen in the primary care setting. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Pain Gastrointestinal Disorders Headache HIV AIDS Source Type: news

Pregnancy and the Pharmacokinetics of Anti-TNF Agents in IBD Pregnancy and the Pharmacokinetics of Anti-TNF Agents in IBD
This study found that infliximab and adalimumab present differing effects.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell's cytoskeleton
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell's skeleton, or cytoskeleton. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill
(MedPage Today) -- Another reason Americans pay too much for healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 21, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HCC Drops Beyond Five Years of Entecavir/Tenofovir Tx for Hep B
Older age, lower platelets at baseline and year five, liver stiffness ≥ 12 kPa linked to HCC development (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

EnteroMedics Announces vBloc Therapy to be Presented by Keynote Speaker at Major International Obesity Conference
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that Scott Shikora, M... Devices EnteroMedics, vBloc , Neurometabolic Therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Docetaxel-Based Triplet New Standard in Gastric Cancer
Perioperative chemotherapy with a docetaxel-based triplet should be considered the new standard of care for resectable gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Recommended Specimens for Microbiology and Pathology for Diagnosis of Anthrax
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 01/30/2017 This Web page discusses cutaneous, gastrointestinal, inhalation, injection, and meningeal anthrax that can be diagnosed using a combination of microbiology and pathology testing methods. It makes recommendations about specimens that should be collected for any patient with symptoms compatible with anthrax, with or without a confirmed epidemiological link to a known or high risk exposure. It discusses recommended specimens by clinical presentation, and recommended specimens by specimen type. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands
(Mayo Clinic) A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren't receiving it. The findings were published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mixed Results with FIT Screen for High-Risk Colon Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fecal immunochemical testing good for CRC, but not advanced neoplasia (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 21, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Prebiotics found to reduce body fat in overweight children
(Natural News) A new study published in Gastroenterology discussed a possible new tool in helping overweight or obese children shed off the unwanted pounds. According to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), prebiotics can help reduce body fat in children by modifying their gut microbiota. “This is a well-designed trial that demonstrates how a prebiotic could potentially... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imaging of Pelvis Has Limited Value in Hepatocellular Cancer
More than 80 percent of patients had no findings on MRI or CT; findings rarely linked to metastatic dz (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

NSAID Use, Survival Link Varies With KRAS Status in CRC Patients
Use of NSAIDs tied to better survival for colorectal cancer survivors with KRAS wild - type tumors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Florida woman has excess skin removed after losing 173lbs
Kylie Merola, 22, from Cape Coral in Florida, lost 173lbs after having gastric bypass surgery at 327lbs (23st) but was left with a 'six pack' of loose skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the " first tier " screening tests for this group. Screening continues to be a first line of defense against CRC, as it can detect pre-cancerous growths as well as cancer, which is highly treatable if caught early. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Journal of Hepatology cited over 30,000 times in 2016
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The Journal of Hepatology achieved its highest impact factor score yet, making it the fifth most highly cited journal in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infections in early life associated with increased risk for Celiac disease
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Infections during infancy are associated with increased risk for gluten intolerance (celiac disease) later on. Apparently the risk is particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life. This conclusion was drawn by scientists of the Institute for Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen after analyzing data provided by the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. The study has now been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - In...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Public should ask GPs about drugs ’ relative risks and benefits
Patients need longer appointments to discuss queries over research evidence for their medicines Related items fromOnMedica Doctors urged to listen more and treat less Over 75s not taking medication correctly, say GPs RCGP defends ‘under-prescription’ of stroke medicines by GPs Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections Doctors campaign against ‘too much medicine’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lenvatinib for Unresectable Liver Cancer Noninferior to Sorafenib
Lenvatinib demonstrated noninferiority to sorafenib with regard to overall survival in patients with previously untreated, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

Study Informs NSAID Benefit in Colon Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Aspirin, longer use, KRAS wild-type tumors drive benefits (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Health Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs
Former pharma reps are educating doctors about costs of meds, encouraging use of generics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonolog Source Type: news

PEGPH20 Could Improve Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes
Adding PEGPH20 to nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine improved progression-free survival in patients with untreated, metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Modified Colorectal CA Screening Score Improves Risk Prediction
Addition of BMI to Asia Pacific Colorectal Screening score improves risk prediction of neoplasia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

High - Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

20 Percent of Hospital Patients Have Side Effects From Abx Rx
One - fifth of those who had antibiotic - related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Miles to go: From Mississippi to Boston for life-saving care
Whether he’s riding with his family on their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) at home in Mississippi, learning how to fish or playing with his cousins, Ethan Claborn is happiest when he’s outdoors. Simple things like a blade of grass or drop of rain are even more special for this almost four-year-old, considering he spent the first year of his life within hospital walls. Ethan’s parents, Holly and Gary, knew even before he was born that he would face several health challenges. But it still felt like a shock when, not long after birth, he was rushed into surgery to treat an intestinal blockage. Diagnosed with ile...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Biren Modi Dr. Mark Puder ileal atresia Omegaven total parenteral nutrition Source Type: news

Stomach Cells Change Identity to Drive Precancerous State
A study suggests that 'chief' cells in the stomach act as reserve stem cells that are activated by tissue damage and may be the long-sought source of gastric cancer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

AMA Endeavors to Increase Transparency of Rx Pricing
At annual meeting, the physicians'group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

RedHill Bio's Gastric Drug Succeeds in Late-stage Study RedHill Bio's Gastric Drug Succeeds in Late-stage Study
Israel-based RedHill Biopharma Ltd said its experimental drug for the treatment of gastroenteritis met the main goal in a late-stage study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fecal Calprotectin Predicts Mucosal Healing in Ulcerative Colitis Fecal Calprotectin Predicts Mucosal Healing in Ulcerative Colitis
Fecal calprotectin levels can predict histological healing in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Risk of HPV - Linked Second Cancers Up After Anal Cancer
Men have higher standardized incidence ratio than women for second primary malignancy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Treatment Options and Management Considerations in Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
In this article we will discuss the definitions of resectability, describe the current diagnostic tests for pancreatic cancer, and review strategies for maximizing treatment outcomes in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laleh G. Melstrom, MD, MS Zeljka Jutric, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer Oncology Journal Pancreatic Cancer Review Article Source Type: news

Clinical and endoscopic findings of children hospitalized in Qa'em Hospital of Mashhad due to caustic ingestion (2011-2013) - Sabzevari A, Maamouri G, Kiani MA, Saeidi M, Kianifar H, Jafari SA, Ahanchian H, Jarahi L, Roudi E, Sharafkhani M.
INTRODUCTION: One of the leading causes of damage to the gastrointestinal tract in children is caustic ingestion which is sometimes life-threatening. The most reliable way to study the severity and extent of damage is endoscopy, which can be harmless in te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Drug-induced Liver Injury: Recent Advances in Diagnosis Drug-induced Liver Injury: Recent Advances in Diagnosis
This review examines novel diagnostic markers and computer-based models that may assist in the diagnosis of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury.Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Biologics for Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease and UC Biologics for Mucosal Healing in Crohn's Disease and UC
Using mucosal healing as a therapeutic endpoint, this review aimed to determine the comparative efficacy of different classes of biologic therapy for treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coming soon: World's Largest Gastrointestinal Cancer Congress
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The World GI Congress is the premier global event in the field - encompassing malignancies affecting every component of the gastrointestinal tract and aspects related to the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer, including screening, diagnosis and the latest management options for common and rare tumours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avoiding HBV Tx Roadblocks: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, mobile app may lower readmissions after colorectal surgery (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news