Tagged: obesity

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WLS: The Easy Way Out

There is one recurring … fear and frustration that dogs many people who have had bariatric surgery (aka weight loss surgery). I’ve heard it from patients online, in various support groups I’ve attended/facilitated/led, as well as while at various obesity related events. It’s this perception that using surgery to get to a healthier weight is “taking the easy way out”.

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Must Read: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

Last week Huffington Post published a great article by Michael Hobbes titled Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong. about the current state of obesity and just how wrong, so many have gotten it for so long. It opens with...

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Will losing weight change your relationship?

Back in the end of May, Claire Altshuler, a freelance writer reached out to the Obesity Action Coalition looking for sources for an article on relationships after weight loss she was working on for the Chicago Tribune. In the end,...

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In App Bias: WordCrossy

When it comes to the OAC, Action really is their middle name. With the recent site redesign and other initiatives, the Obesity Action Coalition is really putting an emphasis on it too. Advocacy is a big part of that, and...

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Connie Cast! A Different Take on Weight Bias

Miss Connie Stapleton started a new online webcast this year.. and she asked me to be her July guest. I meant to mention it before hand.. but things kind of got distracting… but now that it’s been done and recorded...

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Radio Archive: Making a Difference – Advocacy

This show originally aired: June 7, 2014 Today we had special guests Joe Nadglowskie, President and CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition and Ann McCully Executive Director with Child Care Aware® of Minnesota to talk about advocacy – what it is, and...

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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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The ABC’s of Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month… and while diabetes seems to be an every growing issue, so there’s a pretty good chance you know someone dealing with. Dr. Mike Evans and his great video series to help give you a quick intro...

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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...