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Bariatric Surgery Methods Yield Similarly Good Results

Long-term outcomes are similar after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) for patients with severe obesity, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Paulina Salminen, MD,...

Adolescent Obesity Rate Disparities Growing

Socioeconomic disparities in obesity prevalence grew from 1999-2018 among US adolescents, according to a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics. Nianogo Roch, MD, PhD, MPH, and colleagues used data from NHANES between 1999...

Sparking Positive Dialogue With Patients

With the disease of obesity, most conversations revolve around the perceived cause of the disease (ie, the patients’ lack of willpower, and/or failure to comply with dietary and/ or exercise recommendations). To add insult to...

Growing Number of New Physicians Seeking Work-Life Balance

A growing number of new physicians are focused on finding positions in which they can achieve a suitable work-life balance. Merritt Hawkins surveyed final-year medical residents and found that geographic location and adequate...

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