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ASMBS/NORC Survey Reveals Opportunities in Reaching the Public/Other Physicians about Obesity and its Current Treatment Modalities

ASMBS/NORC Survey Reveals Opportunities in Reaching the Public/Other Physicians about Obesity and its Current Treatment Modalities

| December 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, During ObesityWeek 2016, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and NORC, an independent research organization at the University of […]

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Leading through Service and Other Themes of My Upcoming Term as President of the ASMBS

Leading through Service and Other Themes of My Upcoming Term as President of the ASMBS

| November 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Stacy Brethauer Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS, is a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease Institute and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Brethauer is also President-Elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers, Welcome to […]

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Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek

Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek

| November 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to ObesityWeek2016, one of the largest and most important conferences that takes place in our specialty. Since the first year the […]

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Planning a Scientific Conference: Striving to Provide the Best Program Possible Requires Coordination, Behind-the-Scenes Work

Planning a Scientific Conference: Striving to Provide the Best Program Possible Requires Coordination, Behind-the-Scenes Work

| October 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Michel Gagner Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida and Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, QC, Canada. He is also Program Chair for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). […]

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New Report States the World is in “Nutrition Crisis:” How We Can Help Address the Double Disease Burden Caused by Poor-Quality Diets

New Report States the World is in “Nutrition Crisis:” How We Can Help Address the Double Disease Burden Caused by Poor-Quality Diets

| October 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, In a previous editorial, I discussed the different types of diets prescribed for weight loss and referenced clinical trials that discovered the […]

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“Bariatric Metabolic Surgery:”  The Correct Nomenclature for What We Do

“Bariatric Metabolic Surgery:” The Correct Nomenclature for What We Do

| September 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi, MD, FACS, FICS, FACN, FASMBS, is a senior staff surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He has served as the President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation (ASMBS Foundation), the California Chapter of the ASMBS […]

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Educate Your Patients on the Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting, Encourage Small but Significant Changes in Daily Routine to Stand Up to Obesity

Educate Your Patients on the Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting, Encourage Small but Significant Changes in Daily Routine to Stand Up to Obesity

| September 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, We have seen more research released on the dangers of too much sitting. One of these […]

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Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language”

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language”

| August 1, 2016

Help Combat Obesity Stigma and Weight Bias by Making the Small but Significant Change to Use “People-First Language” A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. […]

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Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

Changing Perceptions: Obesity as a Disease, Focus on Collaboration and Long-Term Management “For Better, For Worse”

| July 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Kelvin Higa Kelvin Higa, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, California, and Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Fresno, California. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2007-2008) and President-Elect for […]

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Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

Communication is Key in Helping Patients Set and Achieve Realistic Goals for Weight Loss with Any Treatment Modality

| July 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, This month we feature an article on a topic that is very near and dear to […]

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