OAC in the News

The OAC received a great deal of media attention this week regarding the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act and the American Medical Association’s classification of obesity as a disease. To view the various media stories covering the OAC and these two topics, please click the below links: CNN  Newsmax...



Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013

Tampa, Fla. – On June 19, 2013, U.S. Senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Representatives, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. “This legislation will provide Medicare recipients and their healthcare providers with meaningful tools to treat and...



OAC Debuts New Blog Series on Weight Bias

Tampa, Fla. – On June 1, the OAC unveiled a new blog series, authored by Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA, on the topic of weight bias. The series takes an in-depth look at weight bias, perceptions about weight, personal relationships with weight and much more. To view more of...




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