Posts Tagged ‘chronic care model’

Obesity Care Week: New Roles for Old Tools of Care

March 7, 2024 — Obesity Care Week this year comes at a time when we have shiny new tools for treating obesity that are garnering a whole lot of attention. One would have be living under a rock not to have heard all the buzz about semaglutide, tirzepatide, and a host of other medicines coming soon for obesity. But […]

What Exactly Is Well-Controlled Obesity? Does It Matter?

August 31, 2020 — A chronic disease is a medical condition that stays with you. Doctors don’t have a cure, so the goal is to control it. To come as close as possible to living a healthy life despite whatever chronic condition might trouble you. Diabetes? By carefully controlling your blood sugar and your body’s response, most people can […]

Building a Broader Base for Surgery at OW2018

November 12, 2018 — Ever since the first bariatric surgeries emerged in the 1950s, the public has been skeptical. Bariatric surgeons found themselves in a box. Labels were a problem. Conceived as weight loss surgery, surgeons quickly figured out that it was doing more than causing people to lose weight. So they started calling it metabolic surgery, too. ASBS […]