Posts Tagged ‘comprehensive obesity care’

A Silly New Horse Race: Surgery Versus Drugs for Obesity

June 17, 2024 — The annual meeting of the ASMBS wrapped up last week in San Diego after producing a steady flow of new insights and headlines. Robotic surgery, long-term outcomes, and diabetes prevention figured prominently in the news. But one of the less enlightening threads of news from the meeting was a horse-race narrative about metabolic surgery versus […]

Obesity Medicine Wasn’t Born Yesterday, Ya Know

March 27, 2024 — Much of the world is having a revelation. Stat News call is a revolution. So does Oprah. They are waking up to a very basic fact that we’ve been working with for decades now. Obesity is a chronic, treatable disease. Obesity medicine wasn’t born yesterday. But it has, at times, been lonely. Arthur Frank, a […]

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 […]

Obesity Care: A Roadmap for Employers

January 3, 2024 — One of the big trends for this year will be increasing access to obesity care. That means more and more employers will be adding obesity care to the their health benefit plans. Yes, there will be much squawking about the list price for advanced obesity medicines. That’s perfectly normal and good. But the fact is […]

OCW2022: Looking Ahead Ten Years in Obesity Care

February 28, 2022 — “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Yogi Berra had that right. So it’s good to start into OCW2022 by clearly looking ahead at the future for obesity care with six distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds. In a wide-ranging discussion for OCW2022, they are looking forward to advances in science, […]