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2014-07-02 08:27:48

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Tools to Assist Obese Individuals in Losing Weight and Regaining Optimal Health. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for medical device, app, and technology solutions aimed at assisting individuals with weight loss and weight management. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, tools for conducting body composition analysis,...

2014-06-12 16:25:50

ASMBS Reports Insurance Coverage Still Lacking for Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Drugs GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) believes passage of the "Patient Access to Evidence-Based Obesity Services" resolution by the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician group, will help in the fight to improve patient access to evidence-based obesity treatments including intensive behavioral...

2014-05-05 12:29:01

Leading Obesity Groups Take Action to Educate on Obesity Discrimination & Weight Stigma SILVER SPRING, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that most Americans support policies that address weight discrimination. In fact, approximately 3 out of 4 individuals support efforts to add body weight as a protected class under Civil Rights laws, and the majority of those surveyed (at least 60%) are supportive of other policy efforts to address weight discrimination...

2014-05-01 12:29:44

TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted guidelines aimed at educating media representatives on how to appropriately discuss the disease of obesity in the media. The guidelines focus on areas of journalistic reporting such as conducting balanced coverage of obesity, using people-first language to describe individuals with obesity,...

2014-03-26 12:29:10

New Position Statement Condemns Ad Hominem Attacks on Researchers SILVER SPRING, Md., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Collaborations between scientists and industries, including food and pharmaceuticals, have a strong history of aiding in new scientific discoveries and supporting public health. For example, earlier this year, food industry corporations announced success in cutting 1.5 trillion calories from food products, which The Obesity Society referred to as an effort...

2014-03-11 23:23:45

Macklin E. Guzmán, MPH of Medi-Weightloss® is a recipient of the 2013 Early Career Investigator Award bestowed by The Obesity Society (TOS) and Coca-Cola Company. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Macklin E. Guzmán, MPH, Director of Research & Development for Medi-Weightloss®, is a recipient of the 2013 Early Career Investigator Award. This award, given to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity, is bestowed by...

2014-02-27 16:27:20

Congratulates the First Lady for Four Years of Let's Move SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a celebratory event at the White House today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to announce the first update to food nutrition labels in more than two decades. The announcement came on the fourth anniversary of Let's Move, an...


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