2006 News Releases

OAC Releases “Understanding Obesity” Series
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on December 27, 2006

Tampa , FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the release of its “Understanding Obesity” series. The “Understanding Obesity” series is comprised of three brochures, titled “Understanding Obesity,” “Understanding Childhood Obesity” and “Understanding Morbid Obesity,” and two 18×24 full color posters. The brochures each separately provide an in-depth look at obesity,
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OAC Releases “Understanding Obesity” Brochure
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on July 6, 2006

Tampa, FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the release of its newest educational brochure, titled “Understanding Obesity.” This free brochure, a first of its kind, offers readers an in-depth look and complete understanding of obesity and morbid obesity, who it affects, health risks, causes, treatment options and much more. “The
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OAC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on July 5, 2006

Tampa , FL –The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to celebrate its one-year anniversary as one of the leading patient-focused nonprofit obesity/morbid obesity organizations. Throughout the past year, the OAC accomplished tremendous strides in the obesity community. With the introduction of the OAC’s latest brochure, titled “Understanding Obesity,” the OAC continues to build an
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OAC Announces 2006 Advisory Board
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on April 24, 2006

Tampa , FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce its 2006 Advisory Board. The newly elected OAC Advisory Board Members are as follows: Randal Baker, MD; Laura Boyer, RN; Judith Brown Clarke, M.Ed; Dave Engstrom, PhD; Dory Ferraro, MS, CS, ANP; Gary J. Guidry, RN, MBA; Neil Hutcher, MD; Dawn Miller,
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OAC Releases “Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery”
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on February 22, 2006

Tampa , FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the release of its patient-focused guide, titled “Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-Loss Surgery.” This free guide is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully work with their insurance provider and become an
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OAC Applauds Medicare’s Expansion of Coverage
in 2006 News Releases, News Releases on February 21, 2006

Tampa, FL – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will expand its national coverage policy for obesity surgery. The new policy applies to all Medicare recipients including those more than 65 years old and Medicare disabled. The policy expands the surgery options to include open and laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic
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