Eating and the Holidays

by Sandra Silbermann, LCSW-C                                                                                        Holidays and food. They come together, like it or not. There are several family and friend get-togethers, work parties, neighborhood celebrations, tempting goodies in the stores and depending on your living situation, goodies at home. Good tasting food seems to be everywhere you turn. Some...



#TheReasonIGive – Because Many Don’t See the Hard Work Done by The OAC Daily

by Holly F. Lofton, MD I give to the OAC because this group is so close to my heart for many reasons. From creating a comfortable community for those affected by obesity, to marching to Capitol Hill to advocate for equality and access to treatments, the OAC continues to...



#TheReasonIGive – I Have Witnessed the Creation of a Supportive Tribe within the OAC

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN I have spent most of my nursing career working in surgical treatment for obesity as a bariatric nurse. Although I immediately found the specialty professionally gratifying, I was often appalled by the discrimination my patients endured because of their obesity. Once, a patient...




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