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Article ID: 712813

Standards for quality surgical care for older adults finalized by Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Proposed quality standards for improving the surgical care of older adults received feedback from a sample of North American hospitals, and those deemed most feasible to implement are undergoing pilot testing before a national rollout.

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14-May-2019 10:45 AM EDT
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    7-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712172

Can a Mobile Phone-Based Behavioral Intervention Affect Weight Regain?

PLOS

A scalable, mobile phone-based intervention designed to slow weight regain after an initial weight loss had no significant effect on participants’ weight, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Falko Sniehotta from Newcastle University, UK and colleagues.

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30-Apr-2019 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711619

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

Michigan State University

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will gain more weight.

Released:
19-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711299

Award Lecturers Announced for Nutrition 2019

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Renowned scientists and practitioners will address key topics in nutrition at Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Released:
16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710930

Limiting Sedentary Time, Reducing Risk for Overuse Running Injuries, PE May Enhance Adolescents Math Performance and More from the Journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, here is research from ACSM’s flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

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8-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    4-Apr-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710502

Analysis Identifies Patients Most at Risk for Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In the years following bariatric surgery, a person’s overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games and using a computer are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practices like counting calories.

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1-Apr-2019 8:20 AM EDT
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    25-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709879

Testosterone Can Help Men with Hypogonadism Lose Weight, Keep It Off

Endocrine Society

Long-term testosterone therapy can help men with hypogonadism lose weight and maintain their weight loss, researchers from Germany and the United States report. Ten-year results of the ongoing study will be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

Released:
20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    25-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709878

Automated Drug Delivery System Combats Low Blood Sugar After Weight-Loss Surgery

Endocrine Society

A new automated drug delivery system can help prevent dangerously low blood sugar in patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery, according to a study to be presented Monday, March 25 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709863

Females Respond Poorly to Ketogenic Weight Loss Diet in an Animal Model

Endocrine Society

The ketogenic diet recently has been touted for weight loss and improving blood sugar control, but a new study finds that females fail to show these metabolic benefits on this high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet. Results of the animal study will be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709717

Screen Time Plus Snacking a Risk for Metabolic Disorder in Teens

Endocrine Society

Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research to be presented Monday, March 25 at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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