The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high dietary intake of olive oil, fruits, nuts, and vegetables; a moderate intake of fish and poultry; a low intake of dairy, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and red wine in moderation, … Continue reading

July OCC Advocacy News

July 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Healthcare Reform Battle Moves to the Senate On June 22, United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unveiled the Senate Republican leadership healthcare … Continue reading

Medications That May Increase Weight

This article about medications that cause weight gain was written by Anna Welcome, MD, FACOG. Dr. Welcome is a medical bariatrician at Eviva in Edmonds, Washington. Many commonly used medications may cause weight gain. The amount of weight gained may vary depending on … Continue reading

Report from the AMA Annual Meeting

The Obesity Medicine Association was represented at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting by delegate Ethan Lazarus, MD, and alternate delegate Carolynn Francavilla, MD. This was an incredible meeting for the Obesity Medicine Association for many reasons. Destigmatizing Obesity Resolution … Continue reading

New Opening for OMA Executive Director Position

Client Overview Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to search for the Executive Director of the Obesity Medicine Association. The position is located in Denver, CO, and is available immediately. The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of clinicians … Continue reading

What Is a Ketogenic Diet?

This post about the ketogenic diet was written by Mary Jane Baladad, DO. Dr. Baladad is a physician at Marcotte Medical Group in Dyer, Ind. A ketogenic diet is similar to a strict low-carbohydrate diet with two main differences: restriction of protein … Continue reading

Obesity and Exercise

This post was written by Melody Covington, MD. Dr. Covington is the CEO of Abundant Health & Vitality Associates in Charlotte, N.C. Most people agree that physical activity is an essential component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it is important to … Continue reading

Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This article about obesity and obstructive sleep apnea was written by Angela Adelizzi, DO. Dr. Adelizzi is a physician at Coastal Healthcare in Toms River, NJ. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that negatively affects many parts of the body. Medical conditions … Continue reading

Obesity and Pregnancy: Beyond 40 Weeks

This article about obesity and pregnancy was written by Anna Welcome, MD, FACOG. Dr. Welcome is a medical bariatrician at Eviva in Edmonds, Washington. Obesity affects both mother and offspring for the 40-week period of gestation and beyond. It involves preconception, conception, gestation, … Continue reading