Bariatric Surgery Offers Hope for Diabetics

This post is part of ongoing coverage of Cleveland Clinic’s 2013 Medical Innovation Summit: Finding Balance through Innovation. Obesity, Diabetes & the Metabolic Crisis. Bariatric surgery has been a hot topic, offering a spectrum of benefits, especially for patients with diabetes. In addition to hearing about weight loss surgeries, Medical Innovation Summit attendees watched a … Read More

Exporting a Western Diet: Obesity Goes Global

This post is part of ongoing coverage of Cleveland Clinic’s 2013 Medical Innovation Summit: Finding Balance through Innovation. Obesity, Diabetes & the Metabolic Crisis. The United States may lead the world in rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes, but the rest of the world is catching up quickly, said a panel of global public … Read More

Obesity and Diabetes: ‘Public Enemy No. 1’

This post is part of ongoing coverage of Cleveland Clinic’s 2013 Medical Innovation Summit: Finding Balance through Innovation. Obesity, Diabetes & the Metabolic Crisis. The numbers don’t lie — type 2 diabetes and obesity are the most pressing threats to public health today, said two prominent physicians speaking to an audience of more than 1,500 … Read More

Healthcare Technology Primed for a Breakthrough

Technology has touched every facet of medicine. It’s helped us diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat patients. In fact, blood tests, imaging, vaccines, online tele-health programs, medications, radiation, and surgical techniques all bear the fingerprints of advancing technology. And we’re only becoming more technologically dependent. The internet allows patients to easily learn about their conditions and … Read More

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Technology ‘Paints’ Tumors With Radiation

You could say treating head and neck cancer has become something of an art.  I have spent the last 12 years refining my artistic skill of “painting” radiation onto tumors in the head and neck. ‘Painting’ tumors away   New radiation technology affords me this ability to “paint” away tumors – targeting their exact size and … Read More