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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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Metabolic, That’s All

Metabolic, That’s All

| June 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Henry Buchwald Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, is from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been elected to the presidency of five organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Dear Readers: Katz’s landmark delicatessen was […]

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When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

When in Doubt, Just Say ‘NO’ to All Sugars

| June 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) […]

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