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PHOTO: A box of Ozempic, a semaglutide injection drug used to treat type 2 diabetes and manufactured by Novo Nordisk, is seen at a Rock Canyon drugstore in Provo, Utah March 29, 2023. (George Frey/Reuters, FILE)

New guidance suggests skipping Ozempic before surgery

In recent years, Ozempic and other similar drugs, called GLP-1 agonists, have become popular for weight loss. However, doctors are now warning people against taking these drugs before having surgery or a procedure that requires them to be sedated. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) said in a recent statement that people who take GLP-1 …

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Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system - VTDigger

Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system – VTDigger

Bill Schubart underwent heart surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger I have written extensively on the state of health care in the nation and here in Vermont. As the former president of then Fletcher Allen Health Care about 20 years ago, a Vermont resident and part of …

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