For news briefs, honors and achievements featuring ASMBS members and their colleagues, click here.

ASMBS Patient Video »


Mortality Rate Associated with Bariatric Surgery Reaches New Lows, Life Expectancy Reaches New Highs
The year began with a major study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that shows bariatric surgery cut the overall risk of death among those with severe obesity by more than half – a whopping 53 percent...

New Guidelines Issued on Treating Obesity with Medicine
The Endocrine Society has issued a new clinical practice guideline on the use of drugs in managing obesity and promoting weight loss. Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, was published online in January and will be in the February 2015 print edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of the Endocrine Society...

Dr. Lloyd Douglas (L.D.) MacLean Dies at 90; Legendary Surgeon, Researcher and Professor
Dr. Lloyd Douglas (L.D.) MacLean, a surgeon from Canada, credited with the country’s first lung transplant in 1966 (along with Dr. D.D. Munroe), a noted researcher on host resistance and shock, and a pioneer in bariatric surgery, died on January 14 at the age of 90...