• ASDS Elects New Officers

    6 monthes ago - By Surgical Aesthetics Magazine

    Murad Alam, MD, MBA, took office as the new president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery at the society's annual meeting in Phoenix last week. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology and surgery and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been an active ASDS member for 15 years and currently serves as chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and ASDSA Federal Affairs Work Groups.
    Adam M. Rotunda, MD is now president-elect. Based in Newport Beach, he serves as assistant clinical...
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  • One-third of ‘gluten-free' restaurant food contains gluten

    One-third of ‘gluten-free' restaurant food contains gluten

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    PHILADELPHIA - As much as one-third of food labeled as gluten-free in restaurants are contaminated with gluten, according to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.
    “Restaurants are now offering gluten-free options more than ever before,” Benjamin A. Lerner, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, said during his presentation. “While the FDA regulates packaged foods claiming to be gluten-free, no similar oversight exists for restaurants.”
    Using crowd-sourced data from users of Nima , a portable gluten detection
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  • Top gastroenterology stories: Important takeaways from American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    All of this week's top stories in gastroenterology come from the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting, which recently wrapped up in Philadelphia.
    Readers were particularly interested in learning about how transitional incisionless fundoplication helped patients with GERD and a blood test that can diagnose irritable bowel syndrome.
    Other popular stories described how the length of screening time impacted adenoma detection rates and the type of benefit Stelara had on patients with ulcerative colitis. An announcement regarding a new gastroenterology-based maintenance of
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