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What Impact does Obesity have on Trauma Patients?

What Impact does Obesity have on Trauma Patients?Obese patients face an increased risk of complications during surgery. Trauma obese patients are at an especially high risk, as the nature of their condition prevents the patient from attempting to lose weight before the surgery. Field management and imaging procedures are compromised and co-morbidities, e.g.

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Are You Weighing the Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery?

The Pros and Cons of Weight Loss SurgeryWeight loss surgery has the benefits of allowing for quick weight loss and of improving obesity related conditions; however, there are also common risks and side effects.

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Active Implants Corporation (AIC) at the Art of M&A Technology Reception

MedCap Advisors hosted the Art of M&A Technology Reception at AAOS 2013 and invited Active Implants Corporation (AIC) to share their thoughts. AIC is one of MedCap's "Eleven Promising and Innovative Orthopaedic Companies."

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Obesity increases the risk of developing other conditions

Being overweight and/or obese increases the risk of developing other conditions/diseases. There is an increased risk of heart disease - the leading killer of both women and men -, stroke, diabetes, cancer, gallstones or gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, gout, breathing problems, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, complications of pregnancy, irregular menstrual cycles and infertility, and psychological and social effects.

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Concerns over the classification of obesity as a disease

Concerns over the classification of obesity as a diseaseAs the AMA declares obesity a disease, 78 million adults and 12 million children in the US are now classified as having a medical condition in need of treatment.

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MedCap Congratulates Felice Silverman as IIDA President

When MedCap Advisors wanted to relocate, they strategically positioned their offices in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The location lends the company valuable proximity to centers of research and medical innovation, as well as thought leaders in the healthcare industry.

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Human Gene Patent Ruling lifts research community, but could hurt commercialization

The Supreme CourtThe medical and mainstream communities are buzzing with excitement about the groundbreaking patent ruling issued by the US Supreme Court on Thursday.  The decision opened the field for genetic testing centered on two genes that help identify breast cancer, which were previously held under patent by Myriad Genetics.

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