Tag: weight bias

Did Naming Obesity a Disease Improve the Outlook for People Living with It?

Did Naming Obesity a Disease Improve the Outlook for People Living with It?

| March 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Theodore K. Kyle, RPh, MBA, and Joseph F. Nadglowski, JR., BS  Mr. Kyle is with ConscienHealth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Nadglowski is with the Obesity Action Coalition in Tampa, Florida. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Theodore K. Kyle reports professional fees from Gelesis, Novo Nordisk, and Nutrisystem. Joseph Nadglowski, Jr. […]

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Racial Discrimination and Weight Bias in America…A Remarkable Resemblance!

Racial Discrimination and Weight Bias in America…A Remarkable Resemblance!

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Adrian Dan, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Dan is Medical Director, Weight Management Institute at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times 2020;17(10):16–17 “Systemic racism and […]

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Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

Weight Bias, Prejudice, and Stigma in Obesity—Still Among Us and Possibly Worse Than Ever!

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

by ADRIAN DAN, MD, FACS, FASMBS 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 article. Perspectives […]

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Letter to the Editor: Tackling Weight Bias from All Sources

Letter to the Editor: Tackling Weight Bias from All Sources

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Peter D. Vash, MD, MPH, FTOS Dr. Vash is the past executive medical director of The Lindora Medical Clinics and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He has served as president for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), now known as the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), and has served […]

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How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

A GUEST Message from Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA Mr. Kyle is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition and advises The Obesity Society on advocacy. At Conscienhealth.org/news, he publishes a widely-read daily commentary that reaches an audience of more than 15,000 thought leaders in […]

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Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

This activity expired March 1, 2021. Course Overview This article reviews up-to-date data related to the issue of weight bias, particularly how it is experienced by individuals and how it might be promulgated by healthcare providers. The abundant literature shows that nearly all types of healthcare professionals evidence weight bias, both implicit and explicit, which […]

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Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

Clinical Practices to Mitigate Weight Bias

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Ruchi S. Doshi, MD, MPH, and Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH Dr. Doshi is with the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Gudzune is with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. Funding: Kimberly A. […]

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More than a Word­—Putting Patients First

More than a Word­—Putting Patients First

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Message from Dr. Christopher Still Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. This editorial message was co-written by James Zervios, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Obesity Action Coalition. […]

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From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

From Stigma to Empathy: Reframing Our View of the Bariatric Patient

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, and Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD Mary Lisa Pories, PhD, LCSW, is from the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Mary Ann Rose, MSN, EdD, is Professor of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Bariatric Times. 2017;14(4):10–11. ABSTRACT In this […]

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