Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post Published 7:21 am PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Tamika Capone in her car. Tamika Capone in her car. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrea Morales. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrea Morales. Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Tamika Capone in her car. Tamika Capone in her car. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrea Morales. They went to Mexico for surgery. They came back with a deadly superbug. 1 / 8 Back to Gallery Tamika Capone thought she was making a smart call by traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery. Her doctor had urged her to have the procedure to reduce her out-of-control weight and blood pressure. … [Read more...] about They went to Mexico for surgery. They came back with a deadly superbug.
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For severely obese people with type 2 diabetes, weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of having a heart attack or stroke by almost 40 percent over the course of five years when compared to standard diabetes treatment, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study also found that people who had the surgery were 67 percent less likely to die from any cause during the five years after their surgery. Because it was observational, the study can’t prove that the surgery was the direct cause of those better health outcomes. Still, the findings suggest, say the study’s authors, that weight-loss surgery should be part of the discussion that severely obese patients with diabetes have with their doctors about treatment options for their diabetes. “I was not surprised by the improvements in the heart attack and stroke, but I was pretty astonished at the magnitude of the drop in the mortality rate,” said Dr. … [Read more...] about Weight-loss surgery linked to lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes
Carla K. Johnson, Ap Medical Writer Updated 10:11 am CDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 FILE - This April 3, 2018 file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research, published Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes. The study reinforces evidence that the benefits of stomach-shrinking surgery extend beyond weight loss. less FILE - This April 3, 2018 file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research, published Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests obesity surgery may ... more Photo: Patrick Sison, AP Photo: Patrick Sison, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This April 3, 2018 file photo … [Read more...] about Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
Less than a century ago, it was rare to see women in the military, and yet now women fight in combat, command airstrikes, pilot fighter jets, and oversee medical operations. We’ve found the 14 most impressive women in the U.S. military right now. These women have saved lives in the operating room, rescued fellow servicemembers while under enemy attack, set record times in triathlons and races, and come up with innovative ways to treat blast injuries, proving that women will forever have a place next to men on the battlefield. Branch: Marine Corps Rank: Major Why she's impressive: A combat engineer, Edwards was leading a company of combat engineers during the invasion of Iraq when her unit's convoy was attacked in 2003. It was the first time she had ever been shot at, according to Why Marines Fight, a book by James Brady, but she led more than 150 Marines and several vehicles in defensive maneuvers, earning an award for valor in the process. Edwards' physical strength is … [Read more...] about The 14 Most Impressive Women In The US Military
Nothing in his first two years at Texas suggested Kody Clemens would blossom into one of the top sluggers in the nation. The youngest son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens has hit six of his Big 12-leading 19 home runs in the last seven games for the regular-season champion Longhorns (37-18). The junior second baseman also leads the conference with a .703 slugging percentage and 147 total bases. He ranks in the top 10 in three other offensive categories. “I knew I had the capability of doing that, but I didn’t think it was going to be like this, I guess,” Kody Clemens said Monday. The Big 12 player of the week hit two home runs against TCU on Friday, including a two-run walk-off shot in the ninth inning for a 5-3 win. He homered again in his first at-bat Saturday to start a 7-3 win. The Longhorns have won five straight, and Clemens is batting .412 (14 of 34) as they’ve won seven of eight in May. Clemens batted .242 with five homers as a freshman. … [Read more...] about Roger Clemens’ youngest son is now one of the top sluggers in college baseball