Celebrate National Nurses Week

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:02:18 AM America/New_York

Celebrate National Nurses Week by Thanking a Nurse!

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The American Nurses Association chose “4 million Reasons to Celebrate” as the 2019 theme for National Nurses Week. The theme was selected to recognize and celebrate the enormous contributions of America’s four million registered nurses. This week is a time for all of us to thank the registered nurses who have made a heartfelt impact on us personally and throughout our communities.

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THE DELICATE BALANCE OF RISKS AND BENEFITS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:36:50 AM America/New_York

THE DELICATE BALANCE OF RISKS AND BENEFITS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Bariatric surgery is performed to reduce the risks of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, the Mayo Clinic website explains, including:

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • sleep apnea
  • type 2 diabetes
  • stroke
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7-YEAR OUTCOMES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY STUDIED AT 10 HOSPITALS

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:06:47 AM America/New_York

Just what are the 7-year weight and co-morbidity changes following bariatric surgery?

A multicenter longitudinal research project focused on this very question, studying patients at ten hospitals who had undergone either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).

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