Diabetes

Dr Christopher Thompson Discusses Innovative Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Dr Christopher Thompson Discusses Innovative Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES, director of endoscopy and codirector of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses duodenal jejunal bypass liner treatment and future innovations in gastroenterology. Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES, director of endoscopy …

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Causes Of Miscarriage And Preventive Measures To Bear In Mind

Causes Of Miscarriage And Preventive Measures To Bear In Mind

Image: Shutterstock Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, and it can be both physically and emotionally painful and draining. As per reports, almost 80% of miscarriages happen in the first trimester, ie, 13 weeks of gestation. Dr Nupur Gupta, Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, says, “Sometimes, it is …

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Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

The explosive use of virtual care that occurred during the early months of the pandemic has dropped drastically across all specialties but one — mental health. In fact, telehealth utilization among mental health patients is continuing to climb, according to a new report† For the report, healthcare appointment booking platform Zocdoc, which is used by …

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Trumping Obesity With Tirzepatide – Docwire News

Trumping Obesity With Tirzepatide – Docwire News

Obesity is a highly prevalent disease in the United States (US), with prevalence rates over 40% (1). Obesity-related complications most commonly include heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes, leading to higher costs of medical care for obese individuals, contributing to over 170 billion dollars in healthcare costs in the US (2). To combat the rising …

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Study says lifestyle are key to weight loss

Study says lifestyle are key to weight loss

All patients were counselled, focusing on a low-glycemic diet and exercise by the obesity medicine expert during their office visits. Patients were likewise offered additional counseling with an enlisted nutritionist. Photo : iStock Atlanta: A new study conducted by the Endocrine Society has found that overweight and obese individuals reported an average weight reduction of …

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A promising new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana.  But what will it cost?  †  Health care/Hospitals

A promising new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana. But what will it cost? † Health care/Hospitals

When thousands of health care providers and scientists gathered earlier this month at a diabetes conference in New Orleans, one particular session stood out. Researchers described a new drug that could help someone lose more than 20% of their body weight, amounting to an average loss of 52 pounds over a year and a half. …

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Obesity causes COVID vaccines to lose their efficacy more rapidly

Obesity causes COVID vaccines to lose their efficacy more rapidly

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers examined a clinical cohort of severely obese people vaccinated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines to determine the relationship between an individual’s body mass index (BMI) and COVID-19-related hospitalization and mortality. They demonstrated that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine-induced humoral immunity …

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