Obesity has proven one of the least tractable health issues, with only about 1% of those using traditional medical and lifestyle changes to lose weight able to keep it off long term. Studies show that bariatric surgery not only can maintain weight loss, but also can positively impact metabolic syndrome and other associated conditions.
From exciting new hepatitis C treatments that may even include a vaccine to DNA stool tests that can help detect colorectal cancer and a rise in laryngo-pharyngeal reflux (LPR), physicians have more tools and challenges to treat common gastrointestinal disorders than ever before.
On June 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the first full-year report of payments to physicians from pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Physicians who want to review their data before publication can register with CMS. These data are being published pursuant to the Sunshine Act portion of the ACA […]
I recently traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit my dad with my daughter, Lindsay, who joined me from her current home base of New York City. Over the last couple of years, I’ve visited there several times and am truly in love with “Chucktown.” Every March/April issue, we focus on updates in mHealth. While planning the mHealth update for this issue […]
Twenty-three-year-old TJ has struggled with his weight throughout his life. TJ tried to diet and exercise but this was not working. He consulted with the team of physicians at the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness in Baltimore, and enrolled in their comprehensive program. He eventually underwent a sleeve gastrectomy. [...]