A Look Back at Mortality Rates

A report from the CDC has found that the age-adjusted risk of dying decreased 60% from 1935 to 2010. The report, available at, reviewed changes in causes of death, risk of dying, the gender gap in death...

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A New Device for GERD

A single-use, surgical device (Linx Reflux Management System, Torax Medical) has been approved by the FDA to treat symptoms associated with GERD. The device is indicated for patients who continue to experience symptoms despite...

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The 2012 ASMBS Annual Meeting

New research was recently presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, or the ASMBS, from June 17-22 in San Diego. The features below highlight just some of the studies that...

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