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CU Gastroenterology Professor Overseeing Trial of Swallowable Gastric Balloon For Weight Loss 

A new device for weight loss — a swallowable gastric balloon that requires no invasive procedures — may soon be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a nationwide clinical trial that is being overseen by Shelby Sullivan, MD, professor of gastroenterology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Program.   

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 27, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health    Obesity   

Study Finds Maternal Diet May Have Long-Lasting Effects for Offspring

The diet a mother consumes while pregnant may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring, new research shows.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 16, 2023
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Research    Diabetes    Obesity   

CU Researchers Identify New Method for Stimulating Signaling to Improve Metabolic Health and Possibly Treat Obesity

Following up on a 2018 study that identified an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11) as a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published new research that finds HDAC11 regulates G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs).

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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American Journal of Managed Care

Dr Jeffrey Sippel: The Impact of Insurance Denials for Patients With ALS

news outletAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Due to the frequent rejection of claims for noninvasive ventilators (NIVs) by Medicare Advantage plans, individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are experiencing disproportionately high rates of hospital admissions for inpatient care.

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Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Blood test for antibody clumps may support MS diagnosis

news outletMultiple Sclerosis News Today
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Measuring the amount of specific antibody clumps in the blood helped distinguish people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from healthy individuals and people with other conditions with an accuracy of at least 90%, a new study has found.

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Efficacy of Nonhormonal Treatment for Patients With VMS Considered Unsuitable, Unwilling to Take Hormone Therapy

news outletConsultant360
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

In this video, Nanette Santoro, MD, discusses the efficacy of nonhormonal treatment for patients with vasomotor symptoms (VMS), also called hot flashes or night sweats, in subgroups of patients considered unsuitable for or unwilling to take hormone therapy based on hormonal therapy history, the efficacy of the nonhormonal treatment for patients with VMS in menopause according to time of day, and pooled safety data over 52 weeks of the nonhormonal treatment for patients with VMS in menopause.

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U.S. News & World Report

How Hospitals and Health Systems Are Battling Burnout in Health Care

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Some 46% of health care workers reported experiencing burnout in 2022, according to a recent report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, up from 32% in 2018. Some estimates have even placed the cost of burnout to the U.S. health system at $4.6 billion annually.

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