How to Lose Weight

Obesity is the most common medical disease affecting about one-third of the population, so knowing how to lose weight and treat this condition is very important to health. It was thought at one time that you could simply focus on … Continue reading

January OCC Advocacy News

January 2018 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Register Today for OCAN Second Annual Advocacy Day: February 27, 2018 On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) will host … Continue reading

How to Treat Obesity

In 2013, the American Medical Association recognized that obesity is a disease. In fact, obesity is a serious chronic medical disease, similar to high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. What this means is that is that in most cases, … Continue reading

December OCC Advocacy News

December 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator OCAN Second Annual Advocacy Day: February 27, 2018 Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) leaders decided during their December face-to-face meeting that Tuesday, February 27, … Continue reading

Report from the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting

Aloha from Honolulu, the location of the interim meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA). The interim meeting focuses on advocacy. Dr. Ethan Lazarus, delegate, and Dr. Carolynn Francavilla, alternate delegate, attended the meeting and represented OMA. Obesity Caucus In … Continue reading

November OCC Advocacy News

November 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator OCAN Advocates Blanket Capitol Hill during ObesityWeek From Monday to Friday, October 30 to November 3, 2017, Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) advocates took … Continue reading

October OCC Advocacy News

October 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Latest Senate Effort to Repeal ACA Comes Up Short Following the defection of Republican Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), John McCain (R-AZ) and Susan Collins … Continue reading