Posts Tagged ‘progress’

Obesity Care Is Emerging as an Effective Tool for Prevention

June 15, 2024 — For decades now, thinking about obesity that pits treatment against prevention has hampered efforts to “tackle” obesity. At the Boston Course in Obesity Medicine yesterday, ConscienHealth founder Ted Kyle examined this either/or thinking and suggested it is a mistake. In fact, it is becoming apparent that obesity care is a critical tool for prevention of […]

The Blurry Line Between Skepticism and Cynicism

December 3, 2023 — We are living in an age of low trust. Without trust, many problems in public policy confront us – polarization, disinformation, and roadblocks to progress in public health. Unhealthy cynicism begins to crowd out the healthier approach to inquiry, skepticism. The advice to trust, but verify, gives way to broad claims that everything is rigged […]

ECO2023: An Eye on Future Progress in Obesity

May 20, 2023 — ECO2023 closed today with a clear focus on future progress in obesity. Lee Kaplan offered a view of what that future might look like with a focus on access and delivery of chronic care for obesity. Kaplan told us the future of obesity care lies in getting beyond merely saying that obesity is a disease. […]

Obesity Care Week 2023: Looking Forward and Back

February 27, 2023 — More than a decade of life as a champion for obesity care has been an enlightening road to travel. Obesity Care Week 2023 is a great occasion for looking forward because there can be no doubt. As Axios recently explained, the healthcare system is in the midst of a great re-think of obesity: “Doctors and […]

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, […]