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New Weapons in the War on Obesity

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes the AspireAssist. This device, not yet FDA-approved, consists of a tube implanted in the stomach, which leads to a port that is exposed on the surface of the abdomen. Now,...

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Delayed ED Care for the Morbidly Obese

The disposition home for morbidly obese patients appears to take significantly longer than that of people who are normal weight or mildly obese, according to a comparison of ED medical records for the two patient groups. Those...

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Delayed ED Care for the Morbidly Obese

An analysis of ED medical records suggests that morbidly obese patients take significantly longer to disposition home when compared with patients of normal weight. Patients with a BMI of less than 35 kg/m2 had an average length...

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