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A Surgeon’s Thoughts on Having Access to Obesity Care
in OAC Blog on June 19, 2019

OAC Community Member Walt Medlin, also a bariatric surgeon and bariatric surgery patient, shares his thoughts on the need for improved access to obesity care. Be encouraged by his perspective and then add your name with the OAC to support greater access to care of all types!

A Day in the Life without Access to Obesity Care: Sarah’s Story
in OAC Blog on June 17, 2019

OAC Community Member Sarah Bramblette shares her story of attending one medical appointment in particular which illustrated many different and serious access to care issues. Read about Sarah’s experiences and add your name alongside the OAC to support access to care for everyone!

A YWM2019 Message: “No Matter What, Everyone is Welcome”
in OAC Blog on May 31, 2019

OAC Community Member Jaime Fivecoat shares why she attends the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO every year. She comes for the education and stays for the experience — and the inclusiveness that connects her with other people who get it. Join Jaime at YWM2019 this summer in Tampa, August 1-3, by registering now!

NOW ONLINE: Read the OAC’s Spring Issue of Weight Matters Magazine!
in OAC Blog on May 24, 2019

The OAC’s spring 2019 issue of Weight Matters Magazine, our most popular educational resource, has been posted online in our Community. Check it out today to learn about OAC’s Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO taking place this summer, the benefits of neighborhood fitness groups, adding zesty berries to your diet and the relationship between obesity and kidney health.