Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 3

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 2

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 1

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



How You can Get involved with National Obesity Care Week as a Member of the OAC

OAC Director of Development and Engagement Initiatives, Lindsay McGhay National Obesity Care Week is changing the way healthcare providers treat obesity, and it would not be a complete effort without the most important piece — the patients who they are treating. The OAC is a partner in this pioneer...



Creating Access to Obesity Care: How the OAC is Making an Impact

National Obesity Care Week is this year, but the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) fight to improve access to care for obesity has been constant for the last 10 years. Four of the OAC’s major focuses during this fight are: Making it okay to ask for help    Unfortunately, too...



The Final Frontier: Access to Care

The field of obesity medicine has grown greatly over the last decade. While we still have much to learn, our understanding of the biochemistry, physiology and behaviors that lead individuals to gaining weight has never been clearer. With these discoveries, new therapies have emerged to help individuals take control...



The Growing Pains of Obesity Care

You can already find lots of talk about obesity everywhere you turn. So why is it so important to start a conversation about obesity care with National Obesity Care Week? The problem is that all that talk really isn’t helping because it’s so focused on a symptom of obesity...



OAC Celebrates Inaugural National Obesity Care Week

For as long as she can remember, OAC Board Member Michelle Vicari was the “chubby girl.” She was always the biggest kid in her class—an overweight teen who gained even more during college. ­ But today, she has lost 158 pounds and is off the assortment of medications she...



Wearing Weight Bias

Why fat-shaming Halloween costumes are still around — and why they shouldn’t be Halloween costume “Anna Rexia,” Source: Refinery29.com Weight stigma comes in many forms, and a new costume promoting an eating disorder has brought attention to this issue. A popular topic of discussion this week has been a...



Food As Medicine

There was well over 4.5 trillion prescriptions filled in the United States alone in 2014, an increase from 3.9 billion in 2010 according to the IMS Health Institute. A second mass study done in 2010 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that as children aged,...



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