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Type 2 diabetes is a recognized epidemic both in the United States and around the world. A new study examines whether bariatric surgery in addition to lifestyle changes and medications can help control this disease in moderately obese patients. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report. Source:...
A new study shows that 62 percent of women under the age of 40 forgo a lumpectomy in favor of the more severe mastectomy despite equivalent survival rates, according to The Washington Post. Researchers conducted the survey looked at 277 women who had been diagnosed with Stage 1, 2 or 3 breast cancer and...
An article in The Boston Globe reports that "Boston surgeons who have successfully transplanted donor faces and hands onto badly disfigured patients are now evaluating several amputees for leg transplants, a highly experimental operation believed to have been done just twice around the world, and never in...