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Few Commercial Weight-Loss Programs Show Reliable Evidence of Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins Researchers Report
In a bid to help physicians guide obese and overweight patients who want to try a commercial weight-loss program, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers reviewed 4,200 studies for solid evidence of their effectiveness. The conclusions may surprise you.
Because the spine is made up of repeating elements that look alike, surgeons can mistakenly operate on the wrong vertebra. To avoid this, researchers have developed a software program that works seamlessly with currently available procedures to clearly label each vertebra and improve surgical safety.
Gul Dolen and Eili Klein were among 12 recipients of The Hartwell Foundation’s 2014 Individual Biomedical Research Award. The accolade will help support Dr. Dolen’s study of autism and Dr. Klein’s research on flu vaccines.