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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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Vagal Blocking Therapy:  A Safe, Reversible, Compatible Option for Treating Obesity

Vagal Blocking Therapy: A Safe, Reversible, Compatible Option for Treating Obesity

| May 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Scott Shikora Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, is Director, Bariatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Since I entered the field of bariatric surgery in 1991, I have […]

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Under Diagnosed, Growing Epidemic that Deserves Our Attention

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Under Diagnosed, Growing Epidemic that Deserves Our Attention

| May 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to […]

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The Department of Integrated Health Continuing Education: Addressing Total Bariatric Patient Care, Helping You Fulfill CEUs

The Department of Integrated Health Continuing Education: Addressing Total Bariatric Patient Care, Helping You Fulfill CEUs

| May 1, 2016

A Message from Tracy Martinez Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN, is Department Editor: Integrated Health Continuing Education, Bariatric Times; Program Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Center, La Jolla, California. Dear Readers: I am delighted to be the Department Editor of Integrated Health Continuing Education, a new series dedicated to providing accredited activities for integrated health professionals specific […]

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Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

Announcing the ASMBS Community Surgeons Committee: Promoting a Stronger Connection between Surgeon and Society

| April 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Alan Wittgrove Alan Wittgrove, MD, FASMBS, is Medical Director of Wittgrove Bariatric Center in La Jolla, California. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: I’d like to begin by expressing how happy I am that Dr. Raul Rosenthal has been elected and […]

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Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

Body Mass Index as Measure of Metabolic Health: One Size May Not Fit All

| April 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased […]

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The Landscape of Bariatrics:  A Discussion on the Role of Intragastric Balloons, Evaluating Case Growth, and Determining Realistic Needs for the Future

The Landscape of Bariatrics: A Discussion on the Role of Intragastric Balloons, Evaluating Case Growth, and Determining Realistic Needs for the Future

| March 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Jaime Ponce Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is from Chattanooga Bariatrics, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Welcome to the March 2016 issue of Bariatric Times. It is an honor to provide a summary of the articles being featured […]

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Intragastric Balloons May Help Individuals with Obesity Reach the Important Goal of Modest Weight Loss, Improve Obesity-Related Comorbidities

Intragastric Balloons May Help Individuals with Obesity Reach the Important Goal of Modest Weight Loss, Improve Obesity-Related Comorbidities

| March 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Colleagues, Since the […]

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History in the Making: 2016 Brings New Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

History in the Making: 2016 Brings New Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

| February 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Philip Schauer Philip Schauer, MD, is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. He is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Readers: Last year, two seminal events in our field occurred: The 3rd World Congress […]

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More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

More Physicians Specializing in Obesity Treatment: Total Number of Obesity Medicine Specialists Nearly 1,600 after Most Recent Certifications

| February 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. Dr. Still is also a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida. Dear Readers, The year […]

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