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The 5As of Obesity Management

The Canadian Obesity Network's simple framework: ASKing, ASSESSing, ADVISing, AGREEing, and ASSISTing your patients to better manage their weight and health.

Obesity Management

Successful provider, plan led weight loss programsHow one health system and one health plan are fighting the obesity epidemic
Drug pipeline: Anti-obesity medsObesity and associated comorbidities strain the healthcare system, so why has R&D for new weight loss medications been lackluster?
Ten things health plans, providers should do to combat obesity
Ten things health plans, providers should do to combat obesityObesity affects almost 38% of U.S. adults, according to the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Here’s how plans and providers can create positive change.
Plans can use tech to meet new ACA counseling requirementsAn expansion of the ACA requires health plans to cover a new preventive service: Regular nutritional counseling for millions of overweight Americans with other health risks.
Clinical Economics: Patient education tips for tackling obesityMore than one-third of American adults are obese and this can lead to a wide range of comorbidities and other health problems. Health professionals need to communicate with patients to help them manage obesity.
Genetic changes in diabetes are induced by obesity
Genetic changes in diabetes are induced by obesityNew study findings suggest that an epigenetic test could be created to identify those individuals early in the process of developing diabetes mellitus, providing hope for preventing the disease.
FDA approves new obesity device
FDA approves new obesity deviceFDA approved the Maestro Rechargeable System, the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness.
Obesity interventions should include hypertension control
Obesity interventions should include hypertension controlProviders and care teams working to improve the health of overweight and obese patients must keep hypertension detection and management top of mind for this population.
Managing obesity from a legal perspective
Managing obesity from a legal perspectiveObesity is a public health and budget problem that cannot be ignored
Obesity rate continues to climb [INFOGRAPHIC]
Obesity rate continues to climb [INFOGRAPHIC]In 2013, the adult obesity rate was 27.1%, up from 5.5% 2008