Intestinal Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Long-Term Results
Intestinal bypass for control of severe, morbid obesity was initiated in 1956 by jejunocolic anastomosis, which was modified to a jejunoileal technique after intolerable metabolic complications were experienced. This novel and drastic form of treatment ...
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:07

Vagal Nerve Block Therapy for Morbid Obesity Explored
(HealthDay News) — Vagal nerve block therapy may be effective for weight loss in morbid obesity, and trends in bariatric surgery procedures have changed from 2006–2013, according to two studies published in the September 3 issue of the Journal of the ...
Monthly Prescribing Reference - Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:15

How well does bariatric surgery work?
Medical Xpress - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:22

Sleeve Gastrectomy Now No. 1 in Bariatric Surgery - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:18

Groundbreaking Study to Examine Unexplained Deaths
Participants, initially identified by the Medical Examiner's staff, must be 45 years or younger and must not have any history of excessive drug use, alcohol abuse, morbid obesity, heart disease or any other serious medical conditions. Researchers are ...
NBC 7 San Diego - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:03

New study uses DNA to solve mystery of sudden unexplained death
EurekAlert (press release) - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:26

Scripps, San Diego Medical Examiner to use WGS to Solve Unexplained Deaths
GenomeWeb - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:26

Dallas Bariatric Surgeon David D. Kim, MD on the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2014) - Weight loss surgery is a way to give people who suffer from morbid obesity a chance at a new and healthier beginning, says Dr. David D. Kim, a Dallas bariatric surgeon and the head of Kim Bariatric Institute.
Yahoo Finance UK - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:32

Death of boy, 10, due to morbid obesity and neglect: Admitted to hospital for ...
The inquest heard the boy weighed 80kg — more than twice the average weight for a 10-year-old — when he went into cardiac arrest as a result of his morbid obesity on September 17 that year. He died at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle 12 days later.
The Daily Telegraph - Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:31

Inquest into death of morbidly obese child finds neglect
SBS - Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:33

Coroner recommends childhood weight management unit after obese boy's death
ABC Online - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:34

Lack of care for obese NSW child
The Australian - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:54

Hospital had no plan to tackle autistic woman's weight gain, coroner rules
A postmortem revealed she died from ventricular hypertrophy (thickening of the cardiac muscle of the heart) and obstructive sleep apnea due to morbid obesity, Hull coroner's court heard. Apnoea causes the walls of the throat to relax and narrow during ...
The Guardian - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:22

Hearts, Minds, Sugar and Sleep: Health/Mental Health in Black Elders
One study examined obese elderly blacks in a Baltimore housing project and found that they slept an average of six hours or less at night instead of the recommended eight or nine hours and that rapid eye-movement sleep or REM sleep often did not occur.
New America Media - Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:39

The tough love message some morbidly obese people need to hear
(CNN) — Inspiration can come from unlikely places. Brian Flemming found the will to change his life in a drawing game. Flemming was addicted to alcohol, severely morbidly obese and full of self-pity when he met Jackie Eastham through a random match on ... - Mon, 28 Apr 2014 06:54

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