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Obesity: A Disease is the official Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) FREE podcast exploring the many facets of the disease of obesity. Episodes provide valuable insights into this growing problem and better equip clinicians to understand and engage in treating this disease.

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Obesity: A Disease is the official Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) FREE podcast exploring the many facets of the disease of obesity. Episodes provide valuable insights into this growing problem and better equip clinicians to understand and engage in treating this disease.

    Episode 27: Clinical Conversations: Behavioral Interventions in Lifestyle Change

    Episode 27: Clinical Conversations: Behavioral Interventions in Lifestyle Change

    Episode Description
    In this episode, obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM interviews Ariana Chao, PhD, CRNP a keynote speaker from Obesity Medicine 2020 – Virtual, about the role of behavioral interventions in obesity treatment. Topics covered include: key roles nurses and nurse practitioners play in treating obesity, how a practice can implement intensive behavioral therapy, goal setting, and how to address negative self-talk with patients.

    You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.

    Episode Guests

    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
    Ariana Chao, PhD, CRNP

    • 21 min
    Episode 26: Article Reviews: Wearable Technologies and Physical Activity

    Episode 26: Article Reviews: Wearable Technologies and Physical Activity

    Episode Description
    In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA Dipl. ABOM interviews Jennifer Ng, MD to discuss a recent article about the impact of wearable technologies in a clinical practice. Topics covered include: ways to incorporate wearables into a practice, downsides to wearable technology, and how we can use the data from wearables to impact obesity treatment.


    In our article review podcasts, we have carefully selected recent articles included in the latest version of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Obesity Algorithm. We then discuss this new science with obesity experts.


    To access other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine, visit: www.obesitymedicine.org.


    Episode Guests

    Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM
    Jennifer Ng, MD

     
    Article Reviewed

    The effectiveness of wearable technologies as physical activity interventions in weight control: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

    • 14 min
    Episode 25: Clinical Conversations: Nutritional Strategies

    Episode 25: Clinical Conversations: Nutritional Strategies

    Episode Description
    In this episode, obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM interviews Leigh Ettinger, MD, MS, Dipl. ABOM and Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA, highlighted speakers from Obesity Medicine 2020 – Virtual, about different approaches in nutritional interventions for patients with obesity. Topics covered include: commonalities between nutritional interventions, strategies for dietary adherence, and the role of omega 3 fatty acid supplements as relating to nutritional strategies.

    You can view the nutritional panel and access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.

    Episode Guests

    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
    Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA


    Related Resources
    Nutrition Presentations Presentation

    • 33 min
    Episode 24: Article Reviews: Workplace Wellness Effectiveness

    Episode 24: Article Reviews: Workplace Wellness Effectiveness

    Episode Description
    In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA Dipl. ABOM interviews Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, to discuss a recent article about the impact of workplace wellness programs on health. Topics covered include: the background of workplace wellness, possible reasons for low change in short-term healthcare costs and outcomes, and why certain health outcomes were missing in this study.
    In our article review podcasts, we have carefully selected recent articles included in the latest version of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Obesity Algorithm. We then discuss this new science with obesity experts.
    To access other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine, visit: www.obesitymedicine.org.
    Episode Guests

    Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM
    Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA

    Article Reviewed

    Effect of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Health and Economic Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

    • 12 min
    Episode 23: Clinical Conversations: Addressing Obesity Treatment Myths

    Episode 23: Clinical Conversations: Addressing Obesity Treatment Myths

    Episode Description
    In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM interviews Yoni Freedhoff, MD a keynote speaker from Obesity Medicine 2020 – Virtual, about successful practices he uses in his clinic to treat obesity. Topics covered include: Shortcomings in medical care for patients with obesity, implicit and explicit biases, common myths around dieting, focus on behavior rather than outcomes, cheat days, thoughtful indulgence of food, and patient support in an obesity practice.

    You can view Dr. Freedhoff’s presentation and access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.

    Episode Guests

    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
    Yoni Freedhoff, MD


    Related Resources
    Dr. Freedhoff’s Presentation

    • 21 min
    Episode 21: Clinical Conversations: Breaking Weigh Plateaus

    Episode 21: Clinical Conversations: Breaking Weigh Plateaus

    Episode Description
    In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM interviews Tonia Vinton, MD, Dipl. ABOM, a highlighted speaker from Overcoming Obesity 2019, about challenges to overcoming weight plateaus. Topics covered include: why weight plateaus occur, communicating weight loss expectations with patients, and managing anti-obesity medications during a weight plateau. Dr. Vinton is the medical director for the Nutrition and Weight Management Program at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
     
    You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.
     
    Episode Guests

    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
    Tonia Vinton, MD, Dipl. ABOM

    • 17 min

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