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The Future of Bariatric Surgery? Three S’s

The Future of Bariatric Surgery? Three S’s

| August 1, 2021

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Vice-Chair of Quality and Division Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dear Friends and Readers, I was recently giving a lecture and was relating that […]

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What’s in your…Genes

What’s in your…Genes

| August 1, 2021

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, As discussed on my June editorial message, semaglutide 2.4mg was FDA approved for the treatment of obesity, […]

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COVID-19 and Obesity—Nursing Accredited

COVID-19 and Obesity—Nursing Accredited

| August 1, 2021

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Nurses earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit www.tinyurl.com/BTCE-August2021 (This activity is approved for nurses only).  Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by August 1, 2022. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

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Reconnecting in Oklahoma/Arkansas—State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Reconnecting in Oklahoma/Arkansas—State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

| August 1, 2021

by Laura Fischer, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Fischer is with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is the president of the Oklahoma/Arkansas State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

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ASMBS Foundation Awards 2021 Research Grants for Studies Related to COVID-19, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

ASMBS Foundation Awards 2021 Research Grants for Studies Related to COVID-19, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2021

Newberry, FL—July 19, 2021—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation announced it has awarded two research grants totaling $50,000 to study the effects of obesity on COVID-19 infections in adolescents and the increasing use of adult cannabis during and after the pandemic and its potential impact on weight loss outcomes following bariatric […]

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Raising the Standard: Preparing for Your Virtual Site Visit

Raising the Standard: Preparing for Your Virtual Site Visit

| August 1, 2021

by Kellie Armstrong, MSN, RN, CBN; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Armstrong is Manager, Center for Bariatric Surgery at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta […]

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Eliminating Bias: How to Approach Pediatric Obesity Treatment

Eliminating Bias: How to Approach Pediatric Obesity Treatment

| August 1, 2021

by Suzanne Cuda, MD, FOMA, FAAP Dr. Cuda is a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), has participated as an OMA committee member, and was the past Secretary/Treasurer for the Obesity Treatment Foundation. She is the primary author for the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm and the editor of the OMA Pediatric Self-Assessment program.  Funding: No […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| August 1, 2021

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