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Weight, race among factors associated with negative stereotypes, blaming language

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Medical Spending Higher for Kids Outside Healthy Weight Limits

Expenditures tied to underweight and obesity totaled $1 billion and $2.4 billion in 2018

Jul 03, 2023
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ASA: Hold GLP-1 Agonists Before Elective Surgery

Or else run the risk of aspirating under anesthesia due to delayed gastric emptying

Jun 30, 2023
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ENDO 2023 Roundup: More Imcivree Data; Statement on Aging; Novel Hypoparathyroid Tx

Some more highlights from the Endocrine Society's annual meeting

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Type 2 Diabetes Cases in Kids Still Rising After 'Return to Normal'

Once they returned to school, we thought things would normalize, researcher says

Jun 20, 2023
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Comparing Two Types of Mitral Valve Repair; Circulatory Death and Donor Hearts

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High-Dose Leptin Reversed Severe Genetic Obesity in Two Patients

Metreleptin doses several times higher than recommended brought weight down to near normal

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Better Weight Outcomes for Kids With Family-Based Approach in Primary Care

Program worked better than usual care, but was less effective than expected

Jun 13, 2023
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Young Bones Weaker After Popular Weight-Loss Procedure

Declines in bone strength, density seen 2 years post-sleeve gastrectomy

Jun 13, 2023
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FDA Warns on Certain Forms of Compounded Semaglutide

Some products may not contain the same active ingredient as the approved drugs

Jun 01, 2023
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Bariatric Surgery in Kids With Obesity Becoming More Common

Increased rates observed after a 2019 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics

May 30, 2023
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What Happens When We Classify Kids' Weight as a 'Disease'?

The AAP obesity guidelines stand to worsen stigma and mental health

May 27, 2023
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Quarter of Wegovy-Treated Teens With Obesity Return to Normal Weight

Overall, nearly half dropped below threshold for obesity

May 17, 2023
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Can Michelle Obama's Drinks for Kids Help Tackle Pediatric Obesity?

Water and milk may be best, but is there value in trying to change industry from within?

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