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How your company is watching your waistline:"Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More recently, a small number charged smokers slightly higher premiums to get them to quit. Results for these plans were lackluster, and healthcare costs continued to soar. So companies are taking advantage of new rules under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul in 2014 to punish smokers and overweight workers."


Study: Many parents of fat kids in denial - Health - Childrens health -"A survey found that many Americans whose children are obese do not see them that way.

That is worrisome because obese children run the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems and other ailments more commonly found in adults. And overweight children are likely to grow up to be overweight adults.

"It suggests to me that parents of younger kids believe that their children will grow out of their obesity, or something will change at older ages," said Dr. Matthew M. Davis, a University of Michigan professor of pediatrics and internal medicine who led the study, released earlier this month.

"When I see a child that is obese at these younger ages, I take that as a sign of ways nutrition can be improved, a child's activity level can be improved."


Nursing Entrepreneurs:

Healthy Performance, Dr. Bridget Chufo (RN):"Healthy Performance was founded by Dr. Bridget Chufo to meet the nutritional and weight loss needs of her clients. Since 1980, Dr. Chufo has been involved in this area of nutrition and weight loss. It has become more and more apparent that individuals need to take better care of themselves through proper nutrition. Her education includes a B.S.N. in Nursing from Villanova University, an M.S.N. in Nursing Administration from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Research in the study of weight loss and obesity from New York University. In addition, she holds four (4) R.N. Certifications in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and California."
1525 Park Manor Boulevard Robinson Town Centre, Suite 304
Pittsburgh, PA 15205



About Morbid Obesity, Definition and Medical Impact:"A clear definition of morbid obesity is very important, because this definition is used to guide physicians in selection of therapy for people who are overweight. Basically, one is morbidly obese when he or she is so heavy that the fat tissue load creates (or predictably will create) other medical problems. Roughly, individuals are usually morbidly obese if their weight is more that 100 pounds in excess of the Ideal Body Weight (IBW). However a more exact (and more widely accepted) way to define morbid obesity is to use the Body Mass Index (BMI)."
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center Tower 2
2833 Babcock Rd., Suite 415 San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-3370 voice, (210) 614-6859 fax


California, What is Morbid Obesity? Alvarado Bariatric Surgeons:"Medically, the word "morbid" means causing disease or injury. Morbid Obesity is a serious disease process, in which the accumulation of fatty tissue on the body becomes excessive, and interferes with, or injures the other bodily organs, causing serious and life-threatening health problems, which are called co-morbidities. Morbid Obesity is also called Clinically Severe Obesity, and is recognized by the consensus of medical opinion as a serious problem, a disease process. In most cases, the underlying cause is genetic -- you inherit the tendency to gain weight, and once the problem is established, there is very little that will power can do about it -- any more than a diabetic can control his blood sugar by will power."
1-800-ALVARADO (1-800-258-2723)


Association For Morbid Obesity Support:"Did you know that about 5 million people suffer or have suffered from morbid obesity? So far, 133551 are members of this site. Who are we? We're 20,000 tons of support. Though rapidly growing, we have a long way to go to reduce the frustration and isolation of morbid obesity. Please join us. Pre-op or post-op, this site is for you. Take a look around. Find a surgeon, insurance company, or list of local peers. Please return the favor by posting your own information here for the benefit of others. By working together, we're ganging up on ignorance and insurance discrimination and having a lot of fun in the process! Click here to sign up."


Obesity Education Initiative, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH):"The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Obesity Education Initiative (OEI) in January 1991. The overall purpose of the initiative is to help reduce the prevalence of overweight along with the prevalence of physical inactivity in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and overall morbidity and mortality from CHD."


    Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:"The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity. About 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese.


    National Cholesterol Education Program:"The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) launched the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) in November 1985. The goal of the NCEP is to contribute to reducing illness and death from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States by reducing the percent of Americans with high blood cholesterol."


Understanding Adult Obesity, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health:"What is obesity? How is obesity measured? Body Mass Index Body Fat Distribution: "Pears" vs. "Apples" Causes of Obesity Genetic factors Environmental factors Psychological factors Other causes of obesity Consequences of Obesity Health Risks Psychological and social effects Who should lose weight? How is obesity treated? Additional Reading."
Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIDDK, NIH
Building 31, room 9A04 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560, USA.


Gastrointestinal Surgery For Severe Obesity, Weight-control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health:"Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone. Gastrointestinal surgery is the best option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery promotes weight loss by restricting food intake and, in some operations, interrupting the digestive process. As in other treatments for obesity, the best results are achieved with healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity."
BETHESDA, MD 20892-3665
Phone: (202) 828-1025 FAX: (202) 828-1028 Email:
Toll-free number: 1-877-946-4627


North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO):"The North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982 NAASO has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances."
North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
Executive Office: 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 918, Silver Spring, MD
20910 | Tel: (301) 563-6526 | Fax: (301) 563-6595


Obesity Research:"About Obesity Research, Published by The North American Association for the Study of Obesity ISSN # 1071-7323 This journal is published 12 times a year This journal is peer-reviewed There is an author and key-word index at the end of each year Volume 11 is being published in 2003 Subscriptions are on a calendar year basis, but can begin any time (back issues are provided) Back issues of most volumes are available Air mail is not an option Occasional supplements are bonus Cancellations are not refundable Subscriptions must be paid in US dollars, drawn on a US Bank Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted There is no agency discount Single issue cost is $50.00 for current year"

******************************************************"Welcome to The fact that you are visiting us today means that either you or someone you know is considering the life-altering decision to undergo weight loss surgery. This will be one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, one that should not be made without first considering all the facts. This site has been designed to provide a detailed understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with weight loss surgery."


Yahoo, Obesity Groups (409):"There are a lot of people in the world that have had obesity surgery or are looking for a place to find out about it. This club is for everyone, join us and share with us!"


Morbid Obesity, Yahoo! Health:"The term morbid obesity refers to patients who are 50 to 100%, or 100 lbs. above their ideal body weight. Alternatively, a BMI value greater than 39 may be used to diagnose morbid obesity."


Associations For Morbid Obesity:

ABESO - Associação Brasileira para o Estudo da Obesidade...
É uma sociedade multidisciplinar que pretende desenvolver e disseminar o conhecimento no campo da obesidade e promover o contato entre as pessoas interessadas no assunto.      Para atingir estes obje...

American Heart Association...
Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease....

American Obesity Association...
This directory will help you find AOA members who are healthcare providers, clinics, corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses, government officials and agencies that provide a service,...

American Physiological Society, APS...
The American Physiological Society, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-3991 USA (301) 634-7164...

Association for the Study of Obesity ASO...
International Obesity Task Force International Association for the Study of Obesity The North American Association for the Study of Obesity National Obesity Forum Related organisations British Dieteti...

Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity (ASSO)...
The Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity (ASSO) was established in 1991. It is a scientific organisation of medical practitioners, dietitians, scientists and other health care professionals i...

Bluegrass Bariatrics:"Choosing a qualified bariatric surgeon is a critical decision. Our surgeons are advanced laparoscopists, extensively trained and experienced in minimally invasive bariatric surgery. They offer the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and are the only group in the Central Kentucky area to offer the FDA approved adjustable silicone LapBand(R). During your consultation, we will personally meet with you to discuss your options, the risks and complications involved, and how to prepare for surgery. Whatever method you decide is best for you, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands with Bluegrass Bariatrics."

Committed To Kids...
Committed To Kids - Pediatric Weight Management Program. Health for a lifetime....

European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG)...
The European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) consists of researchers in many European countries. The aim of the association is to arrange meetings between active researchers in childhood obesity. To be...

Florida Society of Bariatric Physicians...
Welcome to the Florida Society of Bariatric Physicians Web site. Intended for members of the association, this Web site facilitates access to the relevant medical and pharmacy rules that provide guida...
    National Summit Steps to a HealthierUS: Putting Prevention First f you just look at the numbers, it can be overwhelming. Obesity is epidemic in the United States. In recent years, diabetes rates a...

ILSI South Andean...
  ILSI South Andean ILSI South-Andean Hernando de Aguirre 162, Of. 905 Providencia, Santiago ChileTelephone: (011) 56-2-293-9745Facsimile: (011) 56-2-221-4030Email: Est...

International Obesity Taskforce, IOTF...
The IOTF is working to alert the world of the growing health crisis threatened by soaring levels of obesity.  The TaskForce collaborates with the World Health Organization and has working groups exami...

National Lipid Association: Home... is the official website of the National Lipid Association and its affiliated regional societies. The website is an information conduit from the management and leadership of the NLA to NLA's ...

North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)...
The North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982 NAASO has been committed to encouraging research on the ...

Research Chair on Obesity; Chaire de recherche sur l'obésité...
To expand our understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity, through scientific research program b) To promote communication and interaction among basic scientists and clinicians, involved in nutrit...

Symposium Dietary Fat 2003...
Dietary fat-related diseases: Clinical aspects and epidemiology Nutrional and behavioral intervention options Fats as nutrients Sensory properties of fats and their physiological relevance Dietary f...

Thirteenth European Congress on Obesity, eco2004...
MAIN TOPICS Epidemiology Cellular Mechanisms and Pathophysiology Genetics of Obesity Health and Social Consequences Management Prevention ...

TOAST - The Obesity Awareness & Solutions Trust...
TOAST stands for The Obesity Awareness & Solutions Trust Its focus is to support research and analysis of the problems of obesity. We want to encourange obesity prevention and create management strat...

Weight Concern ...
  Introduction Weight Concern is a new charity which hopes to address the rising problem of obesity and both the physical and psychological health needs of overweight people. We know that more people...


Report: Low-Fat Diets May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease"For 40 years, Weight Watchers has helped millions reach their weight loss goals. With the successful Winning Points plan, you can eat your favorite foods and get the tools and motivation to help you reach your personal weight loss goals. Whatever your weight loss needs, Weight Watchers can show you the way. Take the first step in your weight loss journey with us today."

******************************************************"XENICAL is a prescription medication that can help considerably overweight people lose weight and keep it off. We know that managing your weight can be frustrating, and sometimes you need a little extra support. Support you can't find in a pill alone. To succeed you may have to change the way you feel about food and about your body. That's why we're committed to helping you reach your weight-loss goals with XENICAL and its free patient support program, XENICare."


Bariatric (Morbid Obesity, Severe Overweight) Surgery, Surgeons):

California, ThinnerTimes Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity:"We approach clinically severe obesity as a genetically based condition, that is amplified by a variety of social, psychological, and environmental factors. Diet and exercises programs alone are ineffective for many patients. Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of the stomach and allows food to pass quickly into the small intestine. The surgery thereby offers a tool, that when combined with behavior modification, psychological adjustment, and reasonable exercise, can result in much more significant and lasting reduction in both weight and weight related illnesses."
Charles D. Callery, M.D., F.A.C.S.
15725 Pomerado Road, Suite 203A Poway, California 92064
Phone (858) 675-0883 Fax (858) 675-0549


New York City, Bronx, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Weight Reduction Surgery:"The Montefiore-Einstein Center for Weight Reduction Surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical therapy program dedicated to the care and treatment of patients with clinically severe (morbid) obesity refractory to non-operative treatment. The surgical procedure performed at the Institute, by highly trained board certified surgeons, is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass."


Texas, Surgery for Morbid Obesity:"This is a practical information guide for people who are considering weight loss surgery. The information on this site is written by surgeons, for the education of people (and their loved ones) who suffer from morbid obesity. The practice of bariatric surgery by Dr. Paul M Selinkoff, Dr. John Pilcher, Dr. Dana Reiss, and Dr. Terive Duperier is based in San Antonio, Texas. Bariatric surgery, (sometimes called stomach stapling, obesity surgery, or weight loss surgery) has been a long-standing focus of our practice, though we remain active in all areas of General Surgery, using the tools of advanced laparoscopy."
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center Tower 2
2833 Babcock Rd., Suite 415 San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-3370 voice, (210) 614-6859 fax


Washington State, Surgical Weight Loss Clinic:"Surgical Weight Loss Clinic is a group of physicians and health care professionals dedicated to surgical weight loss. We want to help you lose weight, keep it off and improve your health and quality of life."
3716 Pacific Ave Suite B, Tacoma, WA 98418
Toll Free: 1-888-599-SLIM (7546)
Main Phone: 253-472-9850 Business Fax: 253-472-6479 Medical Fax: 253-472-9847


Recommended Reading:

Diets Don't Work by Bob Schwartz:"A commonsense approach to permanent weight loss draws on the latest research to help readers discover why they have not lost weight and to introduce effective methods for losing weight without dieting. The longtime bestseller that dispelled the myth of dieting is back in an all-new, revised edition." ****************************************************** provides Clinical research trial listings, as well as information on; support groups, National help organizations, and medical centers to help you to be better informed....

HoverTech International...
HoverTech International. Makers of HoverMatt - A Cushion of Air that Makes Transferring Your Patients a Breeze....

OBESITY - ONLINEmulti-disciplinary forum for research and treatment ofmassi...
OBESITY - ONLINE is a multi-disciplinary forum for research and treatment of massive obesity, including plastics, psychiatry, endo-crinology, nutrition, nursing, dietetics and allied health...

The OBESITY MEDS AND RESEARCH NEWS web site is one stop-shopping for concise, accurate information about obesity. OMR subscribers are health care professionals, patients wanting to lose weight, health...

Physiology Online - from The Physiological Society...
Physiology is a key life science and is essential to the progress of medicine and biomedical sciences. With increasing research specialisation, especially in the fields of cellular and molecular biolo...

Proteome Sciences - Satellite Home Page...
Proteome Sciences' mission is to accelerate the discovery and development of new diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents through out-licensing and R&D collaborations with leading diagnostic and ph...

Regeneron is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and intends to commercialize therapeutic medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron has therapeutic candida...

Research Chair on Obesity; Chaire de recherche sur l'obésité...
Donald B. Brown Research Chair on Obesity A Laval University center dedicated to Research, Communication and Education on Obesity; Chaire de recherche sur l'obésité...



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