General Articles

Why Am I So Tired?
by Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, MD, FACP

Can My Weight Cause Memory Issues?
by Taraneh Soleymani, MD, FTOS

The Secret Life of Pets and Human Obesity
by Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT

Weighing the Odds for Healthcare Reform
by Chris Gallagher, OAC Policy Consultant

Dear Doctor: Is it True that there is a Hormone that Can Make it Difficult to Lose Weight?
Answer provided by Sagar V. Mehta

YWM2017- Coming Together: Educate, Advocate, Celebrate HEALTH!

Why You Shouldn’t Delay Your Medical Appointments
by Angela Fitch, MD

Dear Doctor: Can Losing Weight Too Fast Hurt Me?
Answer provided by Deborah Horn, DO, MPH. MFOMA

Support: What Happens When You Don’t Have It? 
by Kelly Theim Hurst, PhD 

Popular Health and Wellness Tips to Revisit for the New Year
by Jacy Mullins, MSEd, NASM-FNS 

Navigating New Year Resolution Pitfalls
by Robyn Osborn, PhD 

Dear Doctor: I Carry All My Weight in My Abdomen. Is this Serious?
Answer provided by Holly F. Lofton, MD 

Reward System and the Brain: To Eat or Not to Eat
by Sunil Daniel, MD, FTOS 

Obesity and Mental Health – Is there a Link?
by Merrill Littleberry, LCSW, LCDC, CCM, CI-CPT 

Dear Doctor: My Body-Mass-Index (BMI) is still high, but I’ve lost weight already. How do I know when I’m healthy?
Answer provided by Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, MD, FACP

KID’s Corner: Top 10 Fall Family Activities
by Cassie I. Story, RDN

Managing Seasonal Stress: An Unwelcome Holiday Guest
by Kelly Broadwater, LPA, LPC, CEDS

YWM2016: Uniting a Powerful Community
by Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO

Myth-Busting the Causes of Obesity
by Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

OAC Honors Members with OAC Annual Awards at the 2016 Your Weight Matters National Convention
by OAC Staff

Managing Your Weight During and After Pregnancy
by Julia Karlstad, MEd, CSCS, SFN-ISSA

Connecting Osteoarthritis and Obesity
by Kirsten Ambrose, MS, CCRC

5 Years Stronger: The Obesity Action Coalition In 2021
by Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, OAC Chairwoman

YWM2016 Sneak Peak: An Interview with Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN
by Elizabeth Engasser

YWM2016 — United We Stand: Inspiring Health

Obesity – Is it Really a Disease?
by Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, MD, FACP

Together We Stand…on Our Journey at YWM2015!
by OAC Staff

Celebrate 10 Years with the OAC
by James Zervios, OAC Vice President of Marketing and Communications

The Gotta’ Do ‘Ems for Healthy Weight Management
by Connie Stapleton, Ph.D., (The Doc) and Cari De La Cruz (The Post Op)

YWM2015 Our Journey – Restore. Refresh. Renew.

American Board of Obesity Medicine – An inside Look
by Dana Brittan, MBA

A Challenge to the OAC Membership and Patient Advocate Community – An Open Letter
by Joe Nadglowski, President and CEO, OAC

Measuring Success beyond the Scale
by Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN 

The Risks of the Crash Diet
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND, FTOS

YWM2014 – We SHINED Together

OAC Presents its Annual Awards

Dear Doctor, I notice that I am getting a rash in a skin fold. Will the rash just go away on its own?
Answer Provided by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – An Interview with Shari Belafonte
by James Zervios

Men: Is Obesity Affecting Your Sex Life?
by Stephen Boyce, MD

Sugar – It’s Not as Sweet as You Think
by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN

The Truth about Menopause and Weight Gain
by Jennifer Franceschelli Hosterman, DO

YWM2014 – Together We SHINE!
Volume 9/Issue 3 – Spring 2014

Staying Lean and Healthy When Living on the GO!
by Veronica Tomor, PharmD, BCPS

Obesity in the Elderly
by Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, MD, FACP

Common Foods People Develop Addictions To (and Why)
by Nicole Avena, PhD

Dear Doctor, Why doesn’t liposuction cure obesity?
Answer provided by Alan Wittgrove, MD, FASMBS

What “Power” Does Willpower Hold?
by Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA

Seeing Beyond the Calories
by Eleni Papadopoulos

Empty Calories: Do they add up?
by Laura Hill, RD, LDN

Benefits of 5-10 Percent Weight-loss
by Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, MD, FACP

YWM2013 –  It’s a Wrap!

2013 OAC Annual Award Winners Announced

Prescription Medications & Weight Gain -
What You Need to Know

by Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, and Bonnie Kuehl, PhD

Talking to a Healthcare Professional about Your Weight – Where to Start
by Pam Davis, RN, CBN, BSN

Dear Doctor, I am affected by obesity and not interested in intimacy. Why is this?
Answer provided by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

YWM2013 Are You Ready to Rise to the Challenge?

OAC Re-Launches Your Weight Matters Campaign

Why “Worry”Weighs You Down
by Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, CBN

Obesity and the Immune System
by Stephanie F. Deivert, RD, LDN, and Mildred K. Fleetwood, PhD 

YWM 2012 – A Look back…

Set a SMART Resolution for 2013
by Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

Social Media and the Obesity Action Coalition: Join the Online Conversation
by Stephanie Wielinski, OAC Outreach Coordinator

Animals are Telling Us We Don’t Know it All When it Comes to the Causes of Obesity
by William Hignett, MPH, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

Your Weight Matters Inaugural Convention
Dallas – October 25-28, 2012

How to Overcome Weight Plateaus
by Jillian McAfee

Obesity Due to a Virus: How this Changes the Game
by Richard Atkinson, MD

The HCG Diet  – What is It?
by William Hignett, MPH, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

Daily Life – The Struggles of Obesity
by Steve Klingensmith

Obesity Action Coalition & Obesity PPM Announce New Online Educational Initiative
by James Zervios, OAC Director of Communications

Alcoholism & Obesity
by Gwyn Cready, MBA, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

BMI The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
by David Edelson, MD

Give Yourself a Mind, Body & Soul Makeover in 2012: Look and Feel Good from the Inside Out!
by Amy Pedersen

2012 New Year-New You: Getting Back into Your Weight-loss Groove
by Sarah Muntel, RD

Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take: How Activity Monitoring is Changing the World of Fitness and Weight-loss
by Gwyn Cready, MBA, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

Ghrelin, the “Go” Hormone
by Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, and William Hignett

Weight and Intimacy
by Jessie Mae Estrada, LPC, NCC

How Pets Can Enhance Your Health
by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN

Exercise During Pregnancy
by Stephanie F. Deivert, RD, LDN

Oh Baby! (Weight)
How to Win at Losing Post-Pregnancy Pounds
by Cynthia Mason, PhD

Breastfeeding: The Infant Feeding Practice
by Linda C. McGrath, PhD, CHES, IBCLC, LLLL, and Vincent R. McGrath, EdD

Losing the Weight and Re-entering the Social Scene
by Amber Huett

Stop, Gain Perspective and Refocus: a Look at Residential Weight-loss Programs
by Michael Cartwright

Obesity and Age
by Julie DeJean Marks, MEd, LCES

Sexual Abuse and Obesity – Part 2
by JoAnn Stevelos, MS, MPH, and Candace White, MEd, MS

TIPS FOR LOSING “Holiday Weight”
by Betsy Ryland, PhD

Self Esteem, Insecurity and Obesity
by Sean G. Connolly, PhD

Sexual Abuse and Obesity – What’s the link?
by JoAnn Stevelos, MS, MPH, and Candace White, MEd., MS

Weighing in on Quitting Smoking
by Gwyn Cready, MBA and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

OAC Launches Your Weight Matters

Obesity – The Majority in Minorities
by Holly F. Lofton, MD

Chiropractic Care – Who Knew?
by Marcia Krueger, DC

To Buy or Not to Buy: An Extra Seat
by William Hignett and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

Getting back in the Game after Significant Weight-loss
by Patrece Snow, LPN, CLC, CSGL

Thinking about Consulting a Nutrition Professional? If so, then Buyer Beware!
by Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Weight Issues in Men
by Charles Ihrig, PhD

Selecting a Weight Management Program
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Sleeping off the Pounds
by Holly F. Lofton, MD

The National Diabetes Goal: Turning the Tide of Pre-Diabetes in America
by Manan Shah and Robert Moreschi

Food Addicts in Recovery Offers Solutions for 2009 and Beyond

The Role of Your Thyroid in Metabolism and Weight Control
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

The Elusive Weight Maintenance
by Monica Ganz, PhD, CWLC

Why should my weight matter to me?
My BMI is 30, what does that mean?
by Rona Scott and Lloyd Stegemann, MD

Healthy Lifestyle is TOPS

Keeping Your Head in the Game: Why Support Groups are so Important
by B. Charles Ihrig, PhD

Body Image Vs. Health
by Dave Engstrom, PhD

Make It A Lifestyle!™
by Monica Ganz, PhD

An Overview of Popular Diets
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Infertility and Obesity
by Karen Sparks, MBE, Julie Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD, ABD/PhD and Steven R. Hendrick, MD, FACS

Magic Pills: The Marketing of Dietary Supplements for Weight-loss
by Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Tell Me What I Already Know…How to Talk to a Loved One or Friend about their Obesity
by Gary J. Viscio, Esq.

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