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An Interview with Alan C. Wittgrove, MD

| April 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

To what do you attribute the growth of obesity in our population? Dr. Wittgrove: Obesity is such a complex disease. It is certainly rooted in genetics, but there are so many environmental issues that influence the overall expression of the genetic potential. The fact that we are less active and have more carbohydrates in our […]

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Five Minutes with Alison G. Hoppin, MD – Assessment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

| March 25, 2007 | 0 Comments

Alison G. Hoppin, MD, is Associate Director for Pediatric Programs, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center; Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.Bariatric Times • March 2007 How are children and adolescents physically and emotionally unique in the field of obesity? Dr. Hoppin: No general […]

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Bariatric Allied Health Interview: Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN

| March 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

  Bariatric sensitivity is a very important part of patient care. What do you emphasize with your staff as the most important aspects of being sensitive to these patients?

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