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Jason-1.jpgContributor: Jason Lau

Go search up an article about bariatric treatments and you’ll find that the first paragraph usually begins with something like: “Obesity affects more than 600 million people worldwide” or “Over 200 million of the US population is considered overweight or obese”. Having read my fair share of literature about obesity and bariatrics over the past couple of years, guessing whether or not the next article will begin with a similar statement has become a game to pass the time with as I wait for it to load on my computer. And while such statistics about obesity are unfortunately true, stating them as a preamble in peer-reviewed research or by medical device companies in marketing content can be both deceptive and naïve.
Posted on: 8/27/2015 8:47:23 AM


Erik-1.jpgContributor: Erik J Bracciodieta

I just finished reading Harper Lee’s sequel-but-written-before-the-prequel Go Set a Watchman. The work certainly reads as an experiment, a first draft of bigger ideas that would grace high school reading lists in To Kill a Mockingbird. Although Watchman was a good read I am saddened by Atticus Finch’s revealed racism, a misguided paternalistic variety steeped in holier-than-though incrementalism that is the result of privilege arising not only from race but from his stature as the legal pillar of the community.
Posted on: 8/25/2015 5:04:21 PM


Fernando-2.jpgContributor: Fernando Amador

“The USA amputates more legs every year than all legs amputated since the civil war”

That was the comment that got the attention of the panel during the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) meeting for Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) this past July.
Posted on: 8/20/2015 1:55:16 PM


Emily-2.jpgContributor: Emily Hisey-Bowden

“Made in…” programs implemented to support domestic industry are not a new concept among global economies. Australia's program has been established for nearly 30 years and seen great success, while the Canadian government looked at a “Made-in-Canada” branding program as part of its Economic Action Plan 2014 and the US has seen a “Buy American” shift among many of the country’s consumers in recent years—though the jury is still out on how much of an impact the latter two programs truly have on the economy.
Posted on: 8/17/2015 11:38:29 AM


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Contributor: Veronica Ross
 
The devices we cover in our reports are interesting enough, but there are less…traditional…treatments out there that are equal parts fascinating and horrifying.




Posted on: 8/12/2015 8:53:15 AM


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