Gastroparesis Awareness Month: Patients ‘Living with GP’ can help promote diagnosis, care

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, and this year’s theme, “Living with GP,” acknowledges the challenges patients with gastroparesis face and how their stories can help advance diagnosis, treatment and care.
Previously, and more commonly, referred to as delayed gastric emptying, gastroparesis (GP) is a chronic digestive condition with symptoms that vary in severity, the most common of which include nausea and vomiting, stomach pain and discomfort, dry heaving, stomach fullness after a normal-sized meal, and satiety with inability to finish a meal. Patients also may

More steps improve CV risk factors, but effects vary by sex

Smartphone-recorded steps over 2 years were linked to positive changes in CVD risk factors but varied between men and women, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“This is a well-powered observational study showing the value of smartphone-recorded steps,” Rikuta Hamaya, MD, MSc, from the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told Healio. “Although further research is needed, this study suggests a useful role of smartphone‐recorded steps for monitoring cardiovascular disease risk over the long term.”
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MD Anderson fellow receives ASH-CIBMTR-ASTCT career development award

Owhofasa Agbedia, MD, MPH, received this year’s ASH-CIBMTR-ASTCT Career Development Award.
The award — part of program to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the next generation of medical professionals — is presented by ASH, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT). CIBMTR is a research collaboration between National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match and Medical College of Wisconsin.
The award includes a $100,000 stipend to conduct clinical or laboratory-based

Medacta reports increased revenue in 2022 half-year financial results

Medacta has announced revenue growth of 19% compared with the prior year period in its 2022 half-year financial results, according to a company press release.
The company reported 211.3 million euro in unaudited revenue for the first half of 2022, a 19% increase from the 177.5 million euro in the first half of 2022.
“I am pleased with the revenue performance delivered in the semester, despite the persistent challenging conditions in some geographies,” Francesco Siccardi, CEO of Medacta, said in the release. “We will continue to prioritize our future growth through the

Benefits of Natural Weight Loss and How to Get Started

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Most people consider losing weight for health and aesthetic reasons. Overweight individuals face severe health issues, including high blood pressure, mobility limitations, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. Since weight loss is a slow journey, some people resort to quick fixes that may have negative health consequences. On the other hand, natural weight loss strategies have […]

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