Tag: april 2017

From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

| April 1, 2017

by Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, and Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, is from the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD, is Professor of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(4):10–11. ABSTRACT In this […]

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A Call for Comprehensive Obesity Training for All Physicians

A Call for Comprehensive Obesity Training for All Physicians

| April 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: A Call for Comprehensive Obesity Training for All Physicians by Christopher Murray Medical Student, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Bariatric Times. 2017;14(4):12–14. ABSTRACT Obesity and related chronic diseases account for […]

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The Dynamic and Evolving Field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Current Perspective

The Dynamic and Evolving Field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Current Perspective

| April 1, 2017

An Interview with: Ninh T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery and Interim-Chair at University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California Esteban Varela, MD, FACS, FASMBS Professor of Surgery at University of Central Florida and Chair of Surgery at HCA Medical Center, Orlando, Florida In a recent article published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology […]

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Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine

Clinical Trials in Bariatric and Metabolic Medicine

| April 1, 2017

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Treatment of Obesity (FMT Obesity) Status: This study is currently recruiting participants. Purpose: This is a randomized controlled pilot study to assess the microbiological and clinical impacts of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in patients with obesity. The investigators will prospectively enroll 20 adult patients who are obese (Body Mass Index […]

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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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