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Do More of What Makes YOU Happy!

You’re probably already thinking of a situation because of the above statement. That’s perfect….as it was meant to make you ponder. As you think about what it is that would make you a happier person, also keep in mind the most important part of the statement….DO! Most people have great expectations for themselves, for their [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:49+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Meet the Diplomate – Dr. Watson

Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? We bring the medical aspect of obesity to the surgical setting.  Surgery is one of many tools used to treat [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:49+00:00 June 6th, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Angela Fitch

Dr. Angela Fitch, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? An obesity medicine physician brings a holistic medical perspective to patient care in the bariatric surgical setting.  Often times surgeons do [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:50+00:00 April 4th, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Bulletproof Balance

Balance training is often an overlooked component in many exercise programs, however it must not be ignored. The benefits of building better balance include: less likelihood of age related falls, enhanced coordination during exercise, greater body awareness, and a stronger core…to name a few. Balance can be challenging and sometimes frustrating to train because of [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:50+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lisa DeRosimo

Dr. Lisa DeRosimo, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician (OMP) can provide a medical overview and unique set of knowledge that is beneficial in the bariatric [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:50+00:00 February 1st, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Record Number of ABOM Exam Applicants

Record Number of Applicants Sit for American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Exam A record number of physicians applied to take the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam, recognizing doctors for their expertise in treating obesity and overweight. In total, 542 physicians throughout the United States and Canada applied to sit for the [...]

By | 2016-07-14T09:44:12+00:00 December 7th, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lofton

Dr. Holly Lofton, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? Obesity Medicine physicians play an integral role in the weight management of the patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Behavioral change prior to [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:51+00:00 October 5th, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

When Eating Becomes Contagious

This article was originally posted on the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) blog.  Did you know that if your friends make unhealthy food choices, you’re more likely to do so as well? This works in the opposite direction too — if you happen to have health-oriented friends, you’re more likely to make healthier choices as [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:51+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Obesity Action Coalition|0 Comments

New York City Kicks Off 2015 Fall Season

September 13, 2015 marked the start of the ASMBS Foundation’s 2015 Walk from Obesity Fall Season in New York City. Hospitals and bariatric programs in New York joined forces once again to bring the Walk from Obesity back to the city and raise awareness of obesity in their community. The event was held at Riverside [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Media|0 Comments