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“Doctoring” in the Age of Social Media
Do you tweet? How many followers do you have? How many likes? What’s trending? Create a hashtag. Want to do a selfie? The social media revolution has created a new vocabulary and a new ability to communicate to hundreds, even millions (if you’re Katy Perry or Justin Bieber) about what’s on your mind or in your camera in the time it takes to push a button on your smartphone.

Sleeve or Bypass? That is the Question.
Cleveland Clinic researchers unveiled the Individualized Metabolic Surgery Score (IMS) or nomogram at the American Surgical Association annual meeting in April. The score is based on an analysis of data from the longest and largest study of patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA and Hospital Clínic Universitari, Barcelona, Spain.

ASMBS Integrated Health Clinical Issues & Guidelines Committee
The ASMBS Integrated Health (IH) Clinical Issues & Guidelines Committee was established to design guidelines and resources for bariatric IH professionals and address issues related to clinical practice. The committee represents specialists in many disciplines spanning nursing, behavioral health, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered dietitians, and pharmacy. Each of these disciplines is essential to the multidisciplinary team working toward the success of patients undergoing weight-loss surgery, and the committee is open to prospective members of all IH specialties.