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Kathleen McManus, MD
Research Roundup, Oct. 2015: Heart Disease Risk for Teens video post
News & Events, Videos 10/30/2015

This month, researchers announced a new diagnostic test that can help physicians predict teenagers’ future risk of developing heart disease. Researchers also looked at the effects of weight-loss surgery, the heart’s reliance on blood sugar, how the Affordable Care Act benefited low-income HIV patients in Virginia and the number of…

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Fad Diets Q&A: The Truth Behind the Hype
Nutrition, Prevention 1/20/2014

I’m a sucker for fad diet advertisements. And it’s hard to escape them. They’re everywhere, from the grocery aisle to TV to Facebook. Fat-melting miracle pills, body-shaping supplements, diet plans that are easy and fast and require no exercise at all. Such amazing claims! If you’re like me, you can’t…

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New Guidelines for Patients Considering Weight Loss Surgery
News & Events 6/7/2011

Peter T. Hallowell, MD, a surgeon and the director of the bariatric program at UVA, contributed this post. Obesity has become an epidemic in America. More than a third of Americans are obese, meaning their weight could be hurting their health. Obesity increases the risk for chronic health conditions, including:…

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