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Halloween is a favorite holiday of children and adults alike, but any Halloween scares should be all in good fun, not due to a potentially harmful or life threatening situation. Costumes, candy, and the tradition of trick-or-treating conjure up wonderful Halloween memories, but also present potential holiday hazards and increased

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the deaths of five patients who had liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems implanted to treat severe obesity. They are also warning healthcare providers to closely monitor their patients who have undergone the procedure. Intragastric balloon systems (gastric balloons) are medical devices