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Conventional labeling for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators warns patients using the devices about exposure to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A study published by The American Journal of Cardiology investigated that claim, given the need for some patients with these devices to...
New clinical trial data published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that bariatric surgery may be an effective means to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in obese patients. The study followed approximately 1,700 obese patients without diabetes who underwent various types of bariatric surgery...
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to physicians and caregivers on using codeine as a pain reliever for children who have undergone surgery for obstructive sleep apnea. The Associated Press reports that "the FDA cited three cases where children died after being given codeine after...