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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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01/21/16

The 2016 Obesity Algorithm is Here!

The 2016 Obesity Algorithm is Here! Every year, leaders in the field of obesity medicine update the Obesity Algorithm® to reflect the changing landscape of…

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12/14/15

Obesity Groups Request Support for Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

Upon his return from the recent American Medical Association (AMA) interim meeting, Dr. Ethan Lazarus wrote a letter to Dr. James Madara, CEO and executive…

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07/30/15

American Society of Bariatric Physicians Will Change Its Name to Obesity Medicine Association

Name Change Will Better Align Organization with Medical Obesity Treatment and Prevention Trends The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) announced today that it will…

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02/02/15

FDA Approval of Vyvanse Means More Prescribing Options for Obesity Medicine Physicians

Physician members of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) applaud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to approve Vyvanse, a prescription drug proven to…

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01/05/15

Discussing Weight with Patients: Obesity Algorithm Helps Doctors Diagnose and Treat Obesity

Obesity is the underlying cause of many adverse health issues in patients, but discussing weight with patients is not necessarily an easy topic to bring…

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06/11/14

AMA Adopts Policy on Patient Access to Obesity Treatment Services

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) for its adoption today of a policy advocating the need for patient access to…

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06/19/13

Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013

On June 19, 2013, U.S. Senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Representatives, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced the…

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06/19/13

AMA House of Delegates Adopts Policy to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

DENVER (June 19, 2013)—The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) for its decision on June 18 to adopt policy that recognizes…

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10/10/12

Obesity Medicine Association and The Obesity Society Joint Response: AACE Proposal for Education in Obesity Medicine for Clinical Endocrinologists

Oct. 10, 2012 – American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Propose Staged System for Education and Training in Obesity Medicine for Clinical Endocrinologists (www.aace.com/files/position-statements/obesity.pdf) The Obesity…

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