Research shows weight-loss procedure may be best bet for patients with uncontrolled diabetes – KPRC Houston

HOUSTON – Diabetes can be deadly. Each year, more than 70,000 Americans die from complications of the disease. About half of all people with type 2 diabetes don’t have their condition under control. New research shows a well-known procedure for weight loss may be the best bet for patients with uncontrolled diabetes. At her heaviest, […]

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Entrepreneur Running For Congress: 'Health Care Should Be A Moral Right' – Forbes

Minnesota entrepreneur Dean Phillips. (Photo via Phillips for Congress) Today, we conclude our interview with Dean Phillips, the Minneapolis entrepreneur who helped introduce Belvedere vodka and Talenti gelato to America. In May, he announced that he is running for Congress in suburban Minneapolis — a seat that has been in Republican hands since the 1960s, […]

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New weight-loss path emerges in Topeka | The Topeka Capital … – Topeka Capital Journal

A relatively new weight-loss procedure offered in Topeka could kick-start the process for those who have struggled to drop waistline inches or shed pounds. Gastroenterologist Shekhar Challa was the first in Kansas to offer the ORBERA intragastric balloon — a balloon that sits in the stomach, decreasing the amount of room so patients feel fuller […]

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Koch network withholding support of Senate health-care bill, pushing for changes – Washington Post

Charles Koch stands for a portrait in 2015. (Patrick T. Fallon/For The Washington Post) COLORADO SPRINGS — The Koch network is working with conservative allies behind the scenes to make changes to the Senate health-care bill that was unveiled this week, declining to endorse the measure as it stands. As hundreds of donors gathered Saturday […]

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By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein, A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could hurt the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right. The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s […]

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