Category Archives: teens

RIP Jenny Knauss, Lifelong Activist for Patients,
Women’s Health, and Alzheimer’s Spoken Here

Tweet Before many of us heard the expression “patient-centered care,” Jenny Knauss was out front on the issue in the US, the UK, and in Africa. Ever the radical, she was a tireless advocate for reproductive rights, women’s health, and … Continue reading

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Is Lap Band Surgery Appropriate for Obese Teens?

Tweet Earlier this week, the LA Times reported that Allergan was filing an FDA application for its lap band surgery for teens as young as 14. The application follows Allergan getting FDA okay to lower weight threshold for lap band … Continue reading

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