Concerned about both safety and the skyrocketing costs of EpiPen, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) nurses were already searching for solutions before the media storm hit. At a summer meeting, the group voted to ditch the EpiPen and instead create “epi-kits” that could be used to reverse deadly allergic reactions. With the EpiPen controversy still raging, the switch to “epi-kits” at UUHC comes at just the right time. The kits — which, at $3.50 each, cost less than 1 percent of the EpiPen’s price — are set to roll out to University hospitals and clinics starting on Nov. 1.
–University of Utah Health Sciences|2016-10-27
To help doctors address the obesity epidemic, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) now offers a fellowship in obesity medicine.
–University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|2016-10-27
Scientists at Columbia University have identified a factor in liver cells that is responsible for turning AAFLD into a serious disease that can lead to liver failure.
–Columbia University Medical Center|2016-10-27
Dr. Patricia Happel, a family medicine physician who lost more than 100 pounds, shares her story and key components of successful weight loss and healthy living
–New York Institute of Technology|2016-10-27
A research team at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre has discovered that the ABHD6 enzyme in certain brain neurons plays a key role in controlling body weight.
–Universite de Montreal|2016-10-27
Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released “Building a Culture of Health for All Children: 2016 Progress Report.”
–Voices for Healthy Kids|2016-10-25
UAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.
–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-10-25
Results from a new clinical study conducted at Uppsala University suggest that curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that have previously been linked to compromised human metabolic health. The new article is published in the journal Molecular Metabolism.
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More than 1,200 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from October 31 - November 4, 2016.
URI professor has found that how society treats overweight people makes health matters worse.
–University of Rhode Island|2016-10-21