Posts Tagged ‘Ted Kyle’

3 Competing Views of Obesity as a Disease

March 25, 2014 — Ted Kyle, David Katz, and Crystal Hoyt offer three competing views of obesity as a disease in this week’s lead story on Radio Health Journal. A complex chronic disease that requires good medical care and good choices for good health. Speaking on behalf of the Obesity Society, Kyle explained that obesity is a chronic disease […]

OAC Welcomes New Board Members and Chair Ted Kyle

January 2, 2014 — (Tampa, FL) The OAC today welcomed Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, as Chairman of the Coalition. As a longtime OAC member, recipient of the 2012 OAC “Member of the Year” award and frequent Your Weight Matters Magazine author, Ted has consistently provided the OAC with dedication, knowledge and obesity-focused expertise. “The OAC is unlike any other […]

Three Things Employers Can Do About Obesity

December 23, 2013 — Of the many things employers are doing about obesity, some are creating ill will and controversy. Smart employers are finding better approaches. In a recent interview, ConscienHealth founder and principal Ted Kyle identified three things employers can do that will actually help. Create a healthy work environment. Employees spend most of their waking hours at […]

Ted Kyle on MSNBC: 3 Ethical Issues for Wellness Programs

November 26, 2013 — MSNBC examined three ethical issues for wellness programs in a recent segment with ConscienHealth founder Ted Kyle and bioethics professor Mark Rothstein from the University of Louisville. Three ethical issues stood out in the discussion: Personal Privacy. Worker revolts against wellness programs at Penn State and CVS provide very public evidence that people resent employers […]

Two Reasons for People-First Language in Obesity

November 16, 2013 — Weight bias studies presented at Obesity Week 2013 by ConscienHealth founder Ted Kyle and colleagues provide two reasons for people-first language in obesity. People-first language is an indication of less explicit weight bias. People with obesity find people-first language more acceptable from their doctors.   Kyle presented two studies of weight bias and people-first language that […]

Employer Wellness: Carrots, Sticks, and Elevator Speeches

November 13, 2013 — At yesterday’s Obesity Week 2013 Advocacy Forum, an engaged panel explored the potential benefits and pitfalls of employer wellness programs. Obesity Society advocacy advisor Ted Kyle chaired and organized the panel. Joe Nadglowski, president and CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition, kicked off the debate, declaring himself “a skeptic” when it comes to the value of […]

Obesity Surgery Standards at Risk

August 12, 2013 — The proposal to eliminate obesity surgery standards by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will put the safety of vulnerable patients at risk, according to a coalition of the major professional and patient groups advocating for people with obesity. At present, only facilities certified as centers of excellence can be paid for obesity […]

Psyched Out by Weight Bias

July 26, 2013 — You might think that academics in a graduate school of psychology would not be susceptible to weight bias. You would be wrong. A recent study of admissions interviews for a graduate school of psychology found that the interview process favored thinner candidates. Consistent with weight bias in other settings, the impact was greatest on female […]

Obesity Discrimination May Be Curbed

July 12, 2013 — Limits on obesity discrimination may be one fortunate result of the recent AMA decision to address obesity as a disease. A number of observers are commenting that the AMA’s decision — though not binding in any way — will likely carry credibility with judges considering whether employment discrimination against people with obesity is acceptable under […]

Massachusetts Considers Weight Discrimination Law

June 28, 2013 — The Massachusetts legislature is considering a weight discrimination law to follow the lead of Michigan in protecting people from employment discrimination based on weight and height. At a hearing Tuesday, representatives of the Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, the Binge Eating Disorders Association, and local advocates for people affected by obesity testified about the […]