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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story: Obesity Surgery
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:00 PM
Lead Story: Obesity Surgery

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • This weeks News and Numbers discusses people in the U.S. without health insurance.
  • AHRQ research takes a closer look at harmful medication errors on children.
  • And a new study examines complication rates for bariatric surgery to treat obesity. Many studies show that the health benefits of weight-loss surgery outweigh the risks for severely obese Americans who have tried and failed to lose weight through less radical means. But what many Americans may not know is that the risk of complications can extend for at least six months after leaving the hospital.

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Duration: 07:11 (MM:SS)  File Size: 7 MB
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