The Mini-Gastric Bypass: Take the Plunge!

Latest Update 5/23/10 Sheba Raviv Dr. P 10/01/09 Highest/Pre Op/Post Op/Now/Goal 266/193.8?/253/249.5/127-160 Dear Contact: I am a 55 and 9/12 year old female, 5’7” tall, and at my height weighed 266 pounds. I have been married twice, have two children from first marriage, 3 grandchildren and have had a weight problem my whole life. I … Continue reading The Mini-Gastric Bypass: Take the Plunge!

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The Mini-Gastric Bypass: TAKE THE PLUNGE!!!!

Latest Update 5/23/10 Sheba Raviv Dr. P 10/01/09 Highest/Pre Op/Post Op/Now/Goal 266/193.8?/253/249.5/127-160 Dear Contact: I am a 55 and 9/12 year old female, 5’7” tall, and at my height weighed 266 pounds. I have been married twice, have two children from first marriage, 3 grandchildren and have had a weight problem my whole life. I … Continue reading The Mini-Gastric Bypass: TAKE THE PLUNGE!!!!

Evidence Against Vitamin B Supplementation

Observational data suggest that high levels of plasma homocysteine are a risk factor for CVD, with supporting experimental data indicating that even mild to moderate elevations in homocysteine cause oxidative stress, damage the endothelium, and enhance thrombogenicity.7 Researchers have examined whether such common elevations could be corrected with vitamin supplementation. The idea that supplementation with … Continue reading Evidence Against Vitamin B Supplementation

More Evidence Against Vitamin Use

A slew of recent studies question the health benefits to be derived from daily multivitamin and mineral supplements. For example, 182,000 older men and women taking multivitamins lived no longer and were no less likely to be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or cancer than those who didn’t take them, according to a report in the … Continue reading More Evidence Against Vitamin Use

Vitamins May Increase Women’s Risk of Dying, Research Finds

Popping vitamins may do more harm than good, according to a new study that adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting some supplements may have health risks. Researchers from the University of Minnesota examined data from more than 38,000 women taking part in the Iowa Women's Health Study, an ongoing study with women who … Continue reading Vitamins May Increase Women’s Risk of Dying, Research Finds

Fatalities Prompt Recall of Staple Cartridge for Thoracic Surgery

Fatalities Prompt Recall of Staple Cartridge for Thoracic Surgery Robert Lowes Authors and Disclosures Posted: 01/17/2012  Print This  Email this Share Like this article? Read medical news in 32 specialty areas with our Medscape App. Choose the specialties you want to follow. Learn More January 17, 2012 — Covidien is voluntarily recalling cartridges of tissue-reinforcing … Continue reading Fatalities Prompt Recall of Staple Cartridge for Thoracic Surgery