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Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, Honored by the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract with the SSAT Public Service Award
in 2013 News Releases, News Releases on May 13, 2013

Tampa, Fla. – Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, will receive the 2013 Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Public Service Award during the 54th Annual SSAT Meeting on May 19 in Orlando, Florida. The SSAT Public Service Award recognizes an individual or organization from the lay community that has impacted the public
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Less than 100 days Until the Your Weight Matters NATIONAL Convention – Early-bird Registration Ending May 20
in 2013 News Releases, Events, News Releases on May 7, 2013

Tampa, Fla. – Early-bird registration for the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention will end on Monday, May 20. Individuals interested in attending the premier educational event on weight and health can still secure a Full Convention Registration for only $95. Full Convention Registration is the best value and allows individuals to take advantage
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OAC Statement on the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ Recommendation to Now Consider Obesity Management as an Integral Part of Overall Treatment for Patients with Diabetes
in 2013 News Releases, News Releases on May 2, 2013

Tampa, Fla., May 2, 2013 – Statement from Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) President and CEO Joseph Nadglowski: “The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) recommendation to now consider obesity management as an integral part of the overall treatment plan to effectively reduce morbidity, mortality and disability in the majority
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OAC and ACP Announce New Free Resource for Healthcare Professionals Treating Excess Weight and Obesity
in 2013 News Releases, News Releases on April 15, 2013

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are proud to unveil a brand-new free resource, “Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to Effective, Healthy Weight Loss,” developed specifically for healthcare professionals treating excess weight and obesity. “Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to
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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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