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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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Readers’ Choice: The Most-viewed Articles of 2019

| January 1, 2020

These 10 articles were accessed most often on www.bariatrictimes.com in 2019. Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We Have Met the Enemy and it is US—Nursing Accredited by Paul Davidson, PhD, and Pamela R. Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, MBA Integrated Health Continuing Education Published: March 2019 “But Everything Is Supposed to Get Better After Bariatric Surgery!” […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| January 1, 2020

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News and Notes from the December 2019 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the December 2019 Issue of BT

| December 1, 2019

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, The year 2019 seemed to go by so quickly! ObesityWeek […]

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The Field of Obesity Medicine Made Great Strides in 2019

The Field of Obesity Medicine Made Great Strides in 2019

| December 1, 2019

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 we conclude 2019 and look toward 2020, I would like to reflect on the year in […]

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Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

Hematological Considerations after Bariatric Surgery

| December 1, 2019

This activity has expired. Course Overview Despite the American Society for Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS) Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines first published in 2008 (Aills L, Blankenship J, Buffington C, et al. ASMBS Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weigh Loss Patient. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008;4(5 Suppl): S73-108.), vitamin deficiencies following bariatric and metabolic surgery […]

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Patient Perception of Surgical Preparation and Recovery Following Bariatric Surgery: A Phenomenological Study

Patient Perception of Surgical Preparation and Recovery Following Bariatric Surgery: A Phenomenological Study

| December 1, 2019

by Karen Schulz, RN, MSN, CBN; Esther I. Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE; Mary Ellen Satava, RN, BSN; Camille Ross, RN, BSN; Beth Janssen, RN, CBN; Beth Ianello, RN, BSN; and Diane Kompan, RN, BSN Ms. Schulz is Nurse Manager, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Ms. Satava is Data Registry Coordinator, Enterprise Quality and Patient Safety; and […]

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ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019

ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019

| December 1, 2019

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital; Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in […]

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