WASHINGTON (AP) — Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children’s genes […]
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joel Aronowitz. The founder of University Stem Cell Center, his company works with adipose stem cells, which are now being viewed as the “miracle cure” of the 21st century.
BOSTON (AP) — The younger sister of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings has undergone what her family calls a “milestone” 11th operation on her left leg, which she lost below the […]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has revealed he had lap-band surgery to lose weight. How much does such a procedure cost–and would it be insured? Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Dr. Carson Liu, a Santa Monica weight loss surgeon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A company that promotes Lap-Band weight-loss surgery has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a false-advertising lawsuit, with some of the money going to billboards warning the public about the risks of weight-loss surgery.
CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is being done more and more often for a variety of operations. But experts say there’s a lack of strong evidence that it’s any better than standard surgery in most cases — and it’s usually costlier.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City dog has undergone emergency surgery to remove more than 100 pennies from his stomach. The New York Daily News reports that a Jack Russell terrier named Jack swallowed 111 pennies last week and quickly became ill.
CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women’s hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found.
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study shows that hip replacements are more likely to fail in women than in men. Researchers found that a small number of the hip implants failed overall, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery.
Dodger reliever Kenley Jansen has undergone heart surgery. Wait a minute — what? Yeah. Heart surgery. They are calling it a “surgical procedure” to correct an irregular heartbeat. The official release from the team: Kenley […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery for a digestive disease and is canceling his tour in Japan to recover. His representative said Thursday that the guitarist had a “severe bout […]
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