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YWM2015 – Medtronic, Working on patient goals

Covidien has long been involved in bariatrics, and the reach they’ve been able to attain is only growing after a recent acquisition by Medtronic. I spoke with Patric, who is part of a group under Covidien that is reaching out...

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Beating Your Head Against A Wall

I have a headache, and honestly, it’s a bit of a self imposed one. Last Thursday, Nicole Arbour, a “comedian” out of Canada took to her YouTube channel with a video entitled “Dear Fat People”. I’m not going to link...

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Find someplace new to explore

Yesterday, a couple friends (Jennifer and Lisa) and I drove up to Bainbridge Island There’s a number of parks on the island, and we stopped at Grand Forest West. It seemed like a nice little park, and while it had...

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YWM2015 – You’ve Got To Move It, Move It

I bumped in to Lisa and John towards the end of Saturday’s break out sessions – Lisa has attended every year, while this is John’s first year.. but they echoed each others sentiments about what they learned in regards to...

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YWM2015 – Bariatric Vitamins in a Whole New Way

It’s really a great time for bariatric patients when it comes to getting in your supplements. I chatted with Derek of Bari-Life, they have the usual supplements and such in a variety of flavors, but one of the things that...

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YWM2015 – This Time It Counts

Next up is Jennifer with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The ASMBS is currently using their This Time It Count campaign to spread the stories of people who have been able to get to better health through bariatric surgery. You...

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YWM2015 – We Need a Chorus

Dr. Lloyd Stegman is part of the OAC Board and Co-Chair for Your Weight Matters and was part of the group that sets the agenda for the educational sessions, he opened up the event talking about how the burden of...

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YWM2015 – It’s Like Drinking From a Fire Hose

Pandora and Liz had a lot of similar thoughts about what they got out of attending YWM in the past, and what keeps them coming back… and how what they take away from the event stays with them over the...