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Journal Watch: Obesity and Weight Stigma/Bias

Journal Watch: Obesity and Weight Stigma/Bias

| April 1, 2017

Missing the target: including perspectives of women with overweight and obesity to inform stigma-reduction strategies. Puhl RM, Himmelstein MS, Gorin AA, Suh YJ. Obes Sci Pract. 2017;3(1):25–35. Synopsis: Pervasive weight stigma and discrimination have led to ongoing calls for efforts to reduce this bias. Despite increasing research on stigma-reduction strategies, perspectives of individuals who have […]

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News and Trends: April 2017

News and Trends: April 2017

| April 1, 2017

An Update on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 The Obesity Society Optimistic of the Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 Washington, D.C.–The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 was introduced this month in both the Senate and House with bi-partisan support. The Obesity Society acknowledges the support […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| April 1, 2017

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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In Memoriam: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD

In Memoriam: George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD

| March 1, 2017

by Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS, and Angela M. Saba Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS, is Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Angela M. Saba is Managing Editor, Bariatric Times. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(3):10–11. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our […]

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“Medical Treatment of any Disease Process, including Obesity, Should Always be Our First Choice”

“Medical Treatment of any Disease Process, including Obesity, Should Always be Our First Choice”

| March 1, 2017

A Message from Dr. Raul J. Rosenthal Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Chief of Staff, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; General Surgery Residency Program Director; and Director, Fellowship in MIS and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic […]

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Another Important Contributor to Obesity in the United States:  Drug-Induced Weight Gain/Weight Loss Hindrance

Another Important Contributor to Obesity in the United States: Drug-Induced Weight Gain/Weight Loss Hindrance

| March 1, 2017

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 Readers, We now know that obesity is a complex disease with many identified contributing factors, including genes, […]

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Metabolic Surgery is Here to Stay: Five-Year Data Released Demonstrating Continued Durability, Superiority of Glycemic Control after Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic Surgery is Here to Stay: Five-Year Data Released Demonstrating Continued Durability, Superiority of Glycemic Control after Metabolic Surgery

| March 1, 2017

An Interview with Sangeeta Kashyap, MD Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Staff Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial is the largest single center randomized trial with one of the longest follow-ups comparing medical therapy with bariatric surgery. Last […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Pseudotumor Cerebri

Bariatric Surgery and Pseudotumor Cerebri

| March 1, 2017

Column Editor: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts This month: Bariatric Surgery and Pseudotumor Cerebri by Leith Hathout, BS Medical Student, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts Bariatric Times. 2017;14(3):16–22. ABSTRACT Obesity increases risk for several comorbidities, including many common metabolic, […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| March 1, 2017

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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News and Trends: March 2017

News and Trends: March 2017

| March 1, 2017

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide Gastroenterologists should address obesity with their patients and provide early therapy. Bethesda, Maryland—Patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team. To provide gastroenterologists with a […]

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