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Speaker's Bureau Profile: Debbie Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA

Debbie Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA Topics of expertise: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Behavior, Pharmacotherapy, Practice Management, Technology, The Disease of Obesity, Patient Assessment and Evaluation, Communication with Patients, Education of medical students, residents, and fellows, Emerging Technology Bio: Deborah Bade Horn … Continue reading

What Is Obesity?

The article, "What Is Obesity?" was medically reviewed by Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA. Dr. Lazarus is the president of the Clinical Nutrition Center in Denver, CO. What Is Obesity? Obesity is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “abnormal … Continue reading

Diseases Related to Obesity

March 13, 2018 Obesity is the most common chronic disease in the United States. Currently, nearly 40% of the U.S. adult population suffers from obesity. This number is expected to reach 50% in less than 15 years. Lifespan is shortened … Continue reading

Definition of Obesity

August 29, 2017 By Anna Welcome, MD, FACOG Webster’s dictionary defines obesity as “a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” The Obesity Medicine Association’s definition of obesity is “a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial, neurobehavioral … Continue reading

Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative

The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC) is an intersociety initiative that was formed in 2016 with the purpose of promoting and disseminating comprehensive obesity medicine education across the continuum spanning undergraduate medical education (UGME), graduate medical education (GME), and fellowship … Continue reading

Why Is Obesity a Disease?

February 8, 2017 By Melody Covington, MD The American Medical Association (AMA) designated obesity a disease in 2013 and as a result, the idea that obesity is caused by insufficient willpower, lack of discipline, and bad choices began to transform. … Continue reading