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Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery

Standardized mortality rates from substance use higher after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Infliximab Introduction Has Not Cut IBD-Related Hospitalizations

Introduction of infliximab did not lead to drop in hospitalization, intestinal resection, colectomy

Weight Loss Surgery May Not Relieve Acid Reflux

Symptoms return in half of patients undergoing long-term follow-up after gastric bypass

Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases

Annual nitrate-attributable cases of CRC, ovarian, thyroid, kidney, bladder cancer ranged from 2,300 to 12,594

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value

Diagnostic Yield of Lynch Syndrome Screening Drops With Age

Incremental diagnostic yield decreases substantially after 70 to 75 years; LS is rare after 80 years

Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030

Fifty-six percent of cancer survivors diagnosed within past 10 years; 64 percent aged ≥65

Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity

Social, behavioral factors account for greater portion of premature mortality than does health care

Half an Hour of Sun Exposure Daily May Lower Risk for Pediatric IBD

Association holds when considering only those most recently diagnosed, Caucasians

Marketing OK’d for Device to Help Reduce IBS Symptoms in Adolescents

IB-Stim helps to reduce abdominal pain in 11- to 18-year-olds with irritable bowel syndrome