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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris Announces Partnership with New York Bariatric Group

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris announces partnership with New York Bariatric Group (NYBG), the nation’s leading private bariatric service provider offering bariatric surgical procedures and physician supervised weight loss with GLP-1 medications. This expands the NYBG footprint to 30 locations throughout the tri-state area. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons of Morris founder, Dr. Alexander Abkin will be […]

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UVA Health to Acquire Piedmont Family Practice

UVA Health today announced plans to acquire Piedmont Family Practice, a Warrenton-based family medicine clinic serving the Warrenton area since 1993. The two organizations completed a purchase sale agreement and expect to complete the transaction later this summer. Piedmont Family Practice has about 90 staff members, including seven physicians, 17 advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners

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More than 1B People Have Obesity, Including 159M Young People, Study Estimates

More than 1 billion people — or one in eight people worldwide — are now estimated to have obesity, a new study finds. Obesity rates grew particularly fast among children and teens, quadrupling from 1990 to 2022, the latest year the analysis looked at, while rates among adults more than doubled. That comes to 159

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Weight-Loss Drugs Are Increasingly Paired with Bariatric Surgery

While surgeons say the drugs can especially help people with severe obesity maintain weight loss after surgery, the combination presents a pricey scenario for insurers already grappling with the cost of the drugs alone. The number of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. increased slightly between 2021 and 2022 after the drugs known as GLP-1

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Weight-Loss Startup Calibrate Is Selling Itself to a Private Equity Firm as Patient Complaints Mount

The startup, which prescribes weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy in combination with coaching, is planning to restructure its business as part of the sale, according to the Slack message, those people said. In a statement to Insider, a Calibrate spokesperson said the company announced a “legal restructuring,” with new financial commitments from Madryn Asset

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