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Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Your Weight Matters Campaign Prepares Adults for the Conversation of Weight with Their Healthcare Provider
in 2013 News Releases, News Releases on April 8, 2013

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is excited to announce the re-launch of the Your Weight Matters Campaign. The goal of the Campaign is to encourage a dialogue between individuals and their healthcare provider about weight and educate about the impact of excess weight on health. “Millions of Americans are affected by excess weight or obesity, but
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Leading Obesity Groups Call for Putting Health, Longevity and Quality of Life First When Considering the Economics of Bariatric Surgery
in 2013 News Releases, News Releases on February 25, 2013

STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO: Bruce Wolfe, MD, The Obesity Society Advocacy Committee Member Professor of Surgery and Co-Director of Bariatric Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University Speaking on behalf of The Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition and The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery While a recent JAMA study may raise questions about the economic benefits of
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Obesity Action Coalition Releases “Understanding Your Weight-loss Options” Brochure
in 2013 News Releases, News Releases on January 7, 2013

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to debut the “Understanding Your Weight-loss Options” brochure. Developed by the nation’s leading experts on obesity, excess weight and weight-loss treatments, this 40-page brochure offers readers the most up-to-date information on safe and effective weight-loss options for individuals wanting to address their weight and improve
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Obesity Community Applauds Senator Carper for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2012
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on December 21, 2012

Washington, DC – Members of the Obesity Community applaud Senator Carper (D-DE) for his leadership to address our country’s obesity epidemic by introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2012. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional treatment tools to help seniors address their overweight and obesity. Specifically, the Treat and Reduce
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OAC Hosts Successful Convention
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on November 6, 2012

Tampa, Fla. – In late October, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) members from more than 34 states gathered in Dallas, Texas, for a ground-breaking health and weight educational convention. The Convention provided attendees direct access to the country’s leading experts and thought-leaders in weight and health. The Convention included 18 educational sessions, led by the country’s
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Ground-breaking Weight and Health Conference Set to Take Place in Dallas, Texas, October 25-28, 2012
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on August 13, 2012

Tampa, Fla. – Today, more than 93 million Americans are affected by the disease of obesity. Many of the individuals affected often find themselves struggling with the understanding of how their weight impacts their health. It is not uncommon for Americans to be exposed to dozens of “weight-loss-focused” messages on a daily basis; however, rarely
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Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Commends Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their Continued Proactive Support and Approval of New Obesity Treatments
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on July 18, 2012

Please Note: As of February 2020, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary withdrawal of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the U.S. market, as a safety clinical trial has shown an increased occurrence of cancer. Patients currently taking Belviq have been advised to stop taking the medication and speak with their healthcare provider
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Texas-based Hospital “Citizens Medical Center” Suspends Body Mass Index Employment Requirement
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on April 12, 2012

Tampa, Fla. – Earlier today, Citizens Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, David Brown, contacted OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski and informed Mr. Nadglowski that their weight-based hiring policy has been suspended. The Center recently came under fire when media outlets throughout the U.S. focused attention on its body mass index (BMI) requirement for employment.
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“Explore. Discover. Empower.” Obesity Action Coalition Unveils Plans to Host Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas
in 2012 News Releases, News Releases on March 29, 2012

Tampa, Fla. – “Explore. Discover. Empower.” That is the title for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) inaugural Your Weight Matters Inaugural Convention on the importance of weight and its impact on health. Set for October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, the OAC’s first-ever national convention is shaping up to be one of
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