Tagged: OAC

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YWM2016 – National Obesity Care Week

It’s Friday morning of the  YWM2016 convention, and I am visiting with my first exhibitor. I had a great chat with Vicky and Annie about just what National Obesity Care Week is all about. National Obesity Care Week http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2016/YWM2016-03.mp3Podcast: Play...

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YWM2016 – Run Pandora, Run

I had a chance to chat with a few good friends from YWM; Pandora, Jeff, Trina, Tammy and Liz. All have been to YWM a number of times and continue to come back. After finding out how Pandora has helped...

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YWM2016 – The Kickoff

It is that time of year again, the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC), annual convention, Your Weight Matters (YWM2016). This year we were at the Gaylord National Resort just outside Washington DC. And to change things up a bit, I decided...

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Walk From Obesity – Team Positively Healthy

Walk From Obesity – it’s an national walkathon event that takes place in your own community. Local organizations work with the ASMBS Foundation to produce these events to help raise awareness about disease of obesity and obesity treatment options. These...

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I Have a Disease; It’s Called Obesity

Last fall, I was approached by my friend Reeger Cortel, the lovely voice, wonderful mind, and caring heart behind the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast about an idea she had for a video contest being done by the American Society for Metabolic...

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YWM2015 Follow Up: Turning the Tables

While bugging people doing the conversations I had with people at Your Weight Matters in San Antonio last month, I had a few people asking when it was going to be my turn to answer the questions – well, Eileen...

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YWM2015 – The Foundation of the OAC

To wrap things up for YWM2015 I decided to wrap things up by chatting with Kristy Kuna, VP of Programs and Operations and Joe Nadglowski, President of the Obesity Action Coalition. Along with James Zervios, they were the original staff...

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YWM2015 – It’s Like A Fountain of Youth

David, Cherie, Wendy… They’re the next group I had a chance to chat with Sunday morning and shared with us their thoughts about what they were taking home with them after this weekend. http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2015/YWM2015-34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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YWM2015 – Appreciating Just Being You

While everyone is still checking out the various advocacy stations I trapped Pandora (again) along with Jennifer, Sarah and Pam… Sarah and Pam are very active with the inner working with the OAC, but Sarah talked about what she’s learned...

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YWM2015 – Taking Care of Ourselves, Inspiring Others

Sunday morning during our virtual walk to DC I had the chance to chat with Cynthia, Sharron, Tammy, and Katie. From the feeling of a family, to the education, to spreading the word of the work the OAC does… these...