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January 2014

Which US Physicians Are the Most Overweight?

Which US Physicians Are the Most Overweight? 

In the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on obesity, about 35% of the US population is obese, which is a body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 30. Although far fewer physicians of the total number who responded to the Medscape survey are obese (8%), being overweight is still a problem for 34% of them. The cardiologist percentage was higher than that average, with 43% of them reporting being overweight to obese. General surgeons report being the most overweight physicians, with 49% confessing to being overweight to obese (BMI > 25).

ACHSM February Breakfast

ACHSM February Breakfast

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 
7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM

Royal on the Park
Cnr Alice & Albert Streets
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 

Member $55.00
Non Member $80.00
Student $35.00
NB: Table of 10 $675.00

Friday, 14 February, 2014

ICD Complication Rates Underestimated

Cardiac Device Implant Complication Rates Underestimated

The risk of a complication following the implantation of a cardiac device, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), pacemaker, or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device, is higher than previously acknowledged, according to the results of a new Danish analysis. Overall, one in 10 patients (9.6%) who received an implantable electronic device experienced a complication, a rate that is higher than the 5% to 6% published in previous studies.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all. Good luck with your New Year's Resolutions!
We look forward to seeing you in 2014. 
Kind regards, 
Rebecca Ward Consulting 

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