Archive - June 2014

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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery More Effective Than Previously Reported and Getting Safer
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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits Diabetes
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Little Company of Mary’s Obstetrician and Gynecologist Talks About Pregnancy and Motherhood
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10 Ways to Stay Healthy Playing this Summer, from Dr. Ginny Hendricks
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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer
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5 Myths About Skin Cancer
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Tanning, the Real Truth-June Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery More Effective Than Previously Reported and Getting Safer

A new study carried out between 2003 and 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association of nearly 162,000 patients in 164 studies (37 randomized clinical trials and 127 observational studies), over almost 10 years was released compared to a similar study reported in 2004. Researchers discovered 92 percent of patients in randomized clinical…

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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits Diabetes

Weight-loss surgery benefits diabetes. In the May issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes-3 Year Outcomes. In short-term randomized trials (duration 1-2 years), bariatric surgery has been associated with improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study assessed outcomes 3 years after the randomization of 150…

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Little Company of Mary’s Obstetrician and Gynecologist Talks About Pregnancy and Motherhood

Dr. Brady Reis Provides a Sneak Peak into Life as an OB/GYN and Mother Dr. Brady Reis (formally Schwab) has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology for more than six years at Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Reis joins a team of skilled and experienced physicians that make up Little Company of Mary’s Medical Group….

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy Playing this Summer, from Dr. Ginny Hendricks

It’s summer, so it’s time to put the study books and homework away and play! People of all ages can’t wait to get outside, especially after our recent bitter cold winter. Whether it’s for an organized sport or just for fun, it’s important to take care of yourself when you amp up your physical activity….

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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancers — including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma — often start as changes to your skin. They can be new growths or precancerous lesions — changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. An estimated 40% to 50% of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop…

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5 Myths About Skin Cancer

Myth Number 1: Tanning actually protects my skin. The truth is tanning, just like sunburn, attacks the skin’s DNA. Altering the DNA leads to the development of abnormal cells which eventually may become cancerous. Myth Number 2: People of color don’t need to worry about sun exposure. People with naturally dark skin have greater protection,…

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Tanning, the Real Truth-June Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With the appearance of summer, most of us find ourselves spending more time outdoors and being exposed to the sun. This month the Little Company of Mary Health Education Center shares “Tanning: The Real Truth” and practical tips to protect yourself from the damage caused by overexposure to UV radiation. Whether you are out in…

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