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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

The lower, larger part of the stomach is still intact below the band. These two parts of the stomach are connected by a small opening. Food passes through the opening, or stoma, from the upper gastric pouch to the lower part more slowly. This delayed emptying gives the patient a sense of fullness,...


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Allergies and the Oldest Child

Researchers at Michigan State University believe they know why firstborn children suffer from more allergies. The levels of protein linked to allergies decline with each successive pregnancy, making younger siblings less susceptible to them.

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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