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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

Exercising with an Injury

If you have an injury such as an arthritic shoulder, low back pain, knee pain, or some other physical or medical limitation; do not stop being physically active or engaging in regular exercise. The key is understanding how to work around your limitations; once you understand how, exercise can be one of your biggest advocates [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Fitness Corner|1 Comment

Interview with Dr. Debra Ravasia – Part Two

Part two of and interview with Dr. Debra Ravasia, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answering questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. View part one Have you had the experience of working with a bariatric surgeon? Not in a formal multidisciplinary surgical bariatric practice. I have had the experience of [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Strategies for Celebrations

This article was originally posted on the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) blog.  We enjoy and look forward to the fun times in our lives – parties, celebrations, family gatherings, holidays, vacations, restaurant eating and so on. We need these times! If our lives were all work and no play, we’d feel bored and we’d [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Obesity Action Coalition|0 Comments

2015 Fall Walk Locations

We are proud to announce our 2015 Fall ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity locations. Here are some ways that you can get involved with an event: Register to Participate and Fundraise: To register for an event, simply choose the city you wish to participate in from our list of locations. Once you reach the online [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Event Updates|3 Comments

FUNdraising!

The financial success of the ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is dependent on the success of the individual fundraiser. We encourage all of our participants to be fundraisers and reach a minimum goal of at least $100. This will help to ensure we may continue to bring this important awareness event to communities across the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Event Updates|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Debra Ravasia – Part One

Dr. Debra Ravasia, 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 is uniquely positioned to care for bariatric surgery patients.  Her/his skill set typically includes: Understanding the Disease [...]

By | 2016-11-10T13:58:52+00:00 June 1st, 2015|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Educating About the Dangers of Obesity

Research has shown that for morbidly obese individuals, sustainable weight loss is very difficult and usually impossible to achieve through traditional diet and exercise methods. This is something that is often difficult for the other family members & friends to understand if they do not have the same struggle with excess weight. If you are [...]