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Health Education Week Highlights Advancements and Opportunities in Obesity Medicine

Health Education Week Highlights Advancements and Opportunities in Obesity Medicine

| October 1, 2020

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA 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: Dr. Primack is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(10):21 This year, National Health Education […]

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A Synergy Opportunity: Treating Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

A Synergy Opportunity: Treating Patients with Diabetes and Obesity

| September 1, 2020

by Nicholas Pennings, DO FOMA Dr. Pennings is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and director of the Campbell University Health Center in Lillington, North Carolina. Dr. Pennings also serves as Executive Director of Clinical Education for the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(9):19–20 The rise of obesity […]

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The Best Diets for Healthier Aging After Bariatric Surgery

The Best Diets for Healthier Aging After Bariatric Surgery

| August 1, 2020

by Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA Dr. Lazarus serves on the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association and as its delegate in the American Medical Association. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Lazarus serves on the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association and as its delegate in the American Medical Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(8):20–21 Aging […]

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An Incomplete Prescription: The Limitations of “Eat Less, Move More” in Obesity Treatment

An Incomplete Prescription: The Limitations of “Eat Less, Move More” in Obesity Treatment

| July 1, 2020

by Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA Dr. Fitch is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and faculty at the Harvard Medical School. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Dr. Fitch serves as Vice President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(7):20–21 The number of American adults living with obesity has […]

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What Bariatric Surgeons Need to Know About Mental Health After Weight Loss

What Bariatric Surgeons Need to Know About Mental Health After Weight Loss

| June 1, 2020

by Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA Ms. Christensen is with Integrative Medical Weight Management in Seattle, Washington, and is a fellow and member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Ms. Christensen is a fellow and member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity […]

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Coping with Stress During COVID-19: What Bariatric Patients Need to Know

Coping with Stress During COVID-19: What Bariatric Patients Need to Know

| May 1, 2020

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, and Lydia C. Alexander, MD, FOMA Dr. Bays is Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Alexander practices obesity medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Group in San Francisco, California. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Harold Bays, MD, FOMA […]

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Healthcare Rewards Help Incentivize Lifestyle Changes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Healthcare Rewards Help Incentivize Lifestyle Changes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

| April 1, 2020

 by MICHELLE FRESHWATER, MD, FOMA Dr. Freshwater is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(4):20. Bariatric surgeons understand better than almost anybody the impact that even a modest reduction of body weight can have on health outcomes.¹ They understand that weight loss doesn’t happen instantaneously, but incrementally […]

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Addressing the Obesity Epidemic with Progressive Education for any Licensed Healthcare Professional

Addressing the Obesity Epidemic with Progressive Education for any Licensed Healthcare Professional

| March 1, 2020

by Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA Dr. Pennings is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. Dr. Pennings also serves as an Executive Director of Clinical Education for the Obesity Medical Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, is Executive Director of […]

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Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

| February 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(2):19–20. As the country’s obesity epidemic […]

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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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