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New Recommendations to Help Employers Manage Obesity
Effective prevention and treatment, including coverage of bariatric surgery, can help employers improve their bottom lines as their employees’ health, according to a new ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) Guidance Statement, published in the January issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

New Study Shows Teens Reduce Risk of Heart Disease After Bariatric Surgery
Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, published online in the journal Pediatrics.

Report Ranks Healthiest and Least Healthy States
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi find themselves at the bottom in America's Health Rankings, a new 2017 report by United Health Foundation.