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Stranger Who Helped Teen Shot With Spear in Head Told Him He Wouldn't Die

Sixteen-year-old Yasser Lopez was overcome with tears when he was reunited with the woman whose quick thinking may have saved his life. Lopez was accidentally shot in the head with a spear by a friend in June. Doctors said that if he had pulled the spear out, he would have died.

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UM Surgeon Publishes Findings About Gastric Bypass Surgery and Adjustable Gastric Banding

Recent findings from the Department of Surgery at the Miller School were published in the April edition of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The study led by Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, shows that bariatric surgery results in significant and dramatic weight loss and improved fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels (a marker for diabetes) as far as three years post surgery among ethnically diverse adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

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