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OAC Calls On Jay Leno To Publicly Apologize For Stigmatizing Comments About Obesity On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on April 26, 2019

Tampa, Fla., April 26, 2019 – In response to comedian Jay Leno’s “Angry Rant” monologue on the April 25, 2019 episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon regarding obesity Statement from Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski: “The OAC condemns the deplorable and unacceptable comments regarding obesity that were stated by comedian Jay
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Obesity Organizations Recognize World Health Day
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on April 5, 2019

CONTACTS: Kristin Collins, Director of Communications, The Obesity Society, [email protected] Sheree Bryant, Secretariat, European Association for the Study of Obesity, [email protected] SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Obesity Society (TOS) in the United States and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) have partnered to increase awareness of the global impact of obesity on public health
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Condemns Fat-shaming of President Donald Trump
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 22, 2019

Tampa, Fla., February 20, 2019 – In response to the #MaraLardAss used along with and following the release of a photograph of President Trump taken at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida shortly after his healthcare provider noted President Trump’s body mass index had climbed into the range associated with the disease of obesity. Statement from
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New Your Weight Matters Campaign PSA Aims to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Seeking Help with Chronic Weight Management from a Healthcare Provider
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 4, 2019

Tampa, Fla. –  Each year, more Americans are diagnosed with excess weight or obesity as well as many of the more than 50 diseases related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and heart disease. People living with obesity do not need to be alone in working to improve their health, talking
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Welcomes Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD, and Kristal Hartman to the OAC National Board of Directors
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on January 15, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is honored to welcome two new members to the OAC National Board of Directors. Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD, and Kristal Hartman bring their experience and dedication to improving the lives of those living with obesity and join the Board in directing the OAC and its activities, setting long-term goals
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4th Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) Had Record Participation in an Effort to Change the Way We Care about Obesity
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 25, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – Patient Stories Day on October 13th, 2018, marked the end of another successful National Obesity Care Week.  NOCW is a national campaign aimed to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. With thousands of individuals
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Improving Lives One Surgery at a Time – National Obesity Care Week’s Bariatric Surgery Day Emphasizes the Safety of and Need for this Proven Treatment Option
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 10, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – Bariatric Surgery has proven to be one of the safest and most effective treatments for severe obesity. However, patient access to this treatment option is limited throughout the U.S. To help address this issue, National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), in collaboration with Ethicon, Leavitt Risk Partners (LRP) and Medtronic are proud to
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With a Mission to Change the Way We Care about Obesity, National Obesity Care Week Launches on October 7th!
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 5, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – Since 2015, National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) has joined individuals and organizations together nationwide to change the way we care about obesity by creating a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. More than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity and the stigma that
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Showcasing the Power of the Personal Story, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Launches Weight of the World, a New Online Platform Designed to Connect Individuals
in 2018 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 24, 2018

Showcasing the Power of the Personal Story, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Launches Weight of the World, a New Online Platform Designed to Connect Individuals Tampa, Fla. – Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) latest initiative, Weight of the World, is a global effort designed to link people with obesity through a user-friendly web platform of shared stories
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