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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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Early Experience: Bariatric Emergency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Early Experience: Bariatric Emergency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

| April 1, 2020

by SABER GHIASSI, MD, MPH Dr. Ghiassi is with the Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(4):19. I checked the electronic medical records as soon as I received a call from the consult resident regarding a 59 year-old female […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| April 1, 2020

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News and Notes from the March 2020 Issue of BT

News and Notes from the March 2020 Issue of BT

| March 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, There are a whole bunch of important conferences coming up […]

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Lorcaserin Withdrawal and Obesity Care Week

Lorcaserin Withdrawal and Obesity Care Week

| March 1, 2020

by Dr. 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: My original plan for this month’s editorial message was to discuss “March Madness” over the keto […]

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The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation—Nursing Accredited

The Increasing Prevalence and Dangerous Association Between Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation—Nursing Accredited

| March 1, 2020

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-March2020 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by March 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

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Novel Behavioral Approaches to Postoperative Weight Regain: Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments

Novel Behavioral Approaches to Postoperative Weight Regain: Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments

| March 1, 2020

by Lauren E. Bradley, PhD Dr. Bradley is with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: A substantial subset of patients with obesity experience weight regain […]

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Revisional Surgery Evaluation and Contraindications

Revisional Surgery Evaluation and Contraindications

| March 1, 2020

by Marguerite Dunham, CRNP, FNP, MSN, CBN Ms. Dunham is Program Coordinator for the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Abington-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Abstract: Bariatric surgery is considered to be an effective […]

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Raising the Standard: MBSAQIP Patient-reported Outcomes

Raising the Standard: MBSAQIP Patient-reported Outcomes

| March 1, 2020

 by Meridith Greene, PhD, and Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH Dr. Greene is a Research Scientist at the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hutter is a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in the Department of Surgery; Director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital […]

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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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