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Spring 2018 Walk Locations

We are excited to announce the 2018 spring Walk from Obesity locations! Please join us as we take steps to raise awareness of obesity. Maryland/DC Sunday, June 3, 2018 Presented by the Maryland State Chapter of the ASMBS Boston, MA Saturday, June 9, 2018 Presented by Brigham and Women's Faulkers Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital [...]

By | 2018-03-28T14:48:00+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Event Updates|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Olivia Smith

On a mission to achieve a healthier lifestyle for herself and her daughter Olivia underwent gastric sleeve surgery. She said after surgery "I'm able to do more with my daughter as far as outside activities. I'm able to walk more and not be out of breath. I can even walk up the escalators now [...]

By | 2018-04-02T10:15:41+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Good Nutrition to Fuel Your Workout

Following a low- to moderate-intensity exercise program 3-5 days per week is important to having a healthy life and the “average” American woman1 (5 feet 4 inches, 170 pounds) and man1 (5 feet 9 inches, 195 pounds) will typically burn between 250 and 500 calories per hour2. More calories from fat are burned at [...]

By | 2018-04-02T09:21:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Vaz

Cherie Lisa Vaz, MD is 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 global rise in morbid obesity and associated comorbid diseases concerns a wide range of specialists. Increasing numbers of [...]

By | 2018-03-28T15:07:11+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Saunders

Katherine H. Saunders, MD, DABOM is 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 specializes in all non-surgical aspects of patients’ care and acts as a resource [...]

By | 2018-02-01T10:49:57+00:00 February 5th, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Yancy

William S. Yancy, Jr., MD, MHS, FTOS, 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? Treating obesity requires a multifaceted approach in order to be maximally successful for as many diverse [...]

By | 2018-02-05T13:41:09+00:00 December 4th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Tina King

In this month’s Walker Spotlight we spoke with Tina King. Tina first participated in the Cleveland, OH Walk from Obesity in 2015, and has been a continued supporter ever since. Tired from pain caused by obesity, Tina decided to under go weight loss surgery in 2008. She was off to a good start, losing approximately 205 [...]

By | 2018-02-05T13:50:33+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Deliciously Healthy!

The ASMBS Foundation conceived the idea for this cookbook under the lead of Board President Marina Kurian, MD (2015 – 2017). The recipes in this book have been collected from healthcare providers, weight loss surgery patients and their friends and family, to provide a resource for healthy living and good nutrition. The recipes are original, the people who cook them [...]

By | 2018-02-05T14:00:26+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Newsletter|0 Comments

Exercise & Nutrition

Everyday we are inundated with pictures and stories of exercise and nutrition regimens. You may hear and see things about how the newest exercise trend has transformed someone’s life, or an amazing fitness class that helped someone fit into clothes they haven’t worn for years. You may also hear things such as “I’ve switched to [...]

By | 2018-02-05T14:01:23+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Shetye

Bharti Shetye, MD, 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? In addressing the obesity epidemic, an alliance between an obesity medicine physician and a bariatric surgeon is a jewel in the [...]

By | 2018-02-05T14:03:22+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

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