Weight-loss surgery might just save your life
Researchers find patients who have surgery are half as likely to die a decade after procedure.
Health Beat contributor Tim Hawkins works as a media relations consultant for Spectrum Health. An award-winning writer and editor with more than a decade in the biomedical research and healthcare industries, he has also lived and traveled widely throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Latin America, working as a journalist, technical writer, grant writer, communications manager and teacher in international schools. In his spare time, he is a widely-published writer of fiction and poetry and the author of Wanderings at Deadline.