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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| February 1, 2020

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Confronting the Three “A’s” of Healthcare—Autonomy, Accumulation, and Access

Confronting the Three “A’s” of Healthcare—Autonomy, Accumulation, and Access

| January 1, 2020

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM 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, As we welcome a new year and new decade, there […]

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick with it Until the Fourth of July

Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick with it Until the Fourth of July

| January 1, 2020

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: We’ve all been there. We make the traditional New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get in […]

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The Case for Metabolic Surgery: Lessons from the 4th World Congress on Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes

The Case for Metabolic Surgery: Lessons from the 4th World Congress on Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes

| January 1, 2020

by Adrian Dan, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Column Editor Dr. Dan is Medical Director, Weight Management Institute at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this […]

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IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 2

IFSO: A Closer Look at a Global Network of Bariatric Surgeons, Part 2

| January 1, 2020

Estuardo Behrens, MD, MACG, FACS, FICS, FASMBS President IFSO Latin America Chapter; Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, New Life Center, Guatemala, Guatemala. M. Khalid Mirza, FRCS Director of Bariatric Surgery Center, Dammam Medical Complex Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia; President of IFSO Middle East and North Africa Chapter (MENAC) Kazunori Kasama, MD, FACS President […]

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Raising the Standard: Operating Room Patient Safety Measures

Raising the Standard: Operating Room Patient Safety Measures

| January 1, 2020

by Walter Samojeden, RN, BSN, MBA, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Mr. Samojeden is Assistant Director Perioperative Services, Southside Hospital, Northwell Health in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, […]

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The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019

| January 1, 2020

by Payal Sharma, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CBN Ms. Sharma is a doctoral student at Yale University School of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in General Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: This policy brief aims to […]

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New Year, Same Epidemic: How Clinicians Can Resolve to Make Obesity Management a Key Practice in 2020

New Year, Same Epidemic: How Clinicians Can Resolve to Make Obesity Management a Key Practice in 2020

| January 1, 2020

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Craig Primack is President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(1):18–19. Every new year, millions of […]

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Preventing Burnout by Keeping Sane at Work

Preventing Burnout by Keeping Sane at Work

| January 1, 2020

by Carl Pesta, DO, FASMBS Dr. Pesta is with McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(1):19. Hey! Stop it. You’re killing yourself! Have you ever thought about why you’re tired all the […]

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The Top Three Things to Know about the Top Three Risk Management Issues

The Top Three Things to Know about the Top Three Risk Management Issues

| January 1, 2020

by Charles D. Cash, JD, LLM Mr. Cash is Assistant Vice President at PRMS, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Answers in this column are provided by PRMS, Inc. (www.prms.com), a manager of medical […]

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