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The Obesity Medicine Association Blog is the leading industry hub for obesity medicine. Find the latest research, expert insights, and practical tips to tackle the multifaceted disease of obesity. Hear from OMA Outreach Committee members, OMA Board members, and more to gain a deeper understanding of the complex factors influencing obesity and explore innovative approaches to prevention, treatment, and long-term management. Join a community of healthcare professionals, researchers, and individuals passionate about combating obesity.

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05/09/24

Obesity Medicine Association Announces the 2024 OMA Award Winners

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced its 2024 Award Winners at the recent Obesity Medicine 2024 conference in Denver, CO this April. ABOM Candidate of the Year Award Presented to the OMA member who scored the highest on the American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Examination Recipient: Joseph Brewster, MD The Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics For excellence in academics Recipient: Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, MD, DABOM, FOMA Dr.

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05/03/24

Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician

Collaborative course available from the AANP and the OMA.

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04/19/24

Pediatric Research Update | Do Mindfulness Interventions Improve Obesity Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Evidence

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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04/15/24

New “Supportive Obesity Care” Website for Healthcare Professionals

Our society can be hostile toward people with obesity who commonly face judgment, prejudice, and unfair treatment in their daily lives. This problem extends to the healthcare setting, where patients can face weight bias and stigma from physicians, nurses, psychologists, dietitians, medical students, and even healthcare professionals who specialize in obesity.

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04/09/24

Insulin and Weight Gain: Understanding the Connection

Insulin is a commonly used medication to treat patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Weight gain is a commonly seen side effect. Patients may have questions about insulin and potential weight gain out of concern for their appearance or their health (or both).

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04/04/24

Is BMI Outdated? An Analysis of Body Mass Index and Health

Does your health care provider talk to you about your Body Mass Index (BMI) and do you know what it really means? Widely criticized as…

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03/21/24

Pediatric Research Update | Bone Health Following Pediatric and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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02/29/24

March 2024 Member Story

Discover the Spark Behind Mark Schwartz Laying the Foundation Mark Schwartz, MD, FOMA, became interested in obesity medicine after one of his colleagues and mentors introduced him to the Obesity Medicine Association. He realized that obesity medicine was his calling and wanted to dedicate 100% of his practice to treating this chronic disease. In 2016, Mark attended his first Obesity Medicine Association conference in Chicago. By being part of the CME committee, he can give back to the OMA and help ensure that future obesity medicine specialists have access to high-quality educational content. Mark's advice to future obesity medicine specialists is to treat obesity as the root cause of their patients’ chronic medical conditions. While the disease of obesity is complex and may take more time during an encounter, the impacts on your patients’ life and satisfaction of watching their overall health improve are worth the investment.” When Mark is not practicing obesity medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

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02/21/24

Pediatric Research Update | Low-Carbohydrate Diets in Children and Adolescents With or at Risk for Diabetes

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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