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Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles: A Special Report on Overweight and Obesity

May 17, 2010 - This AAFP News Now special report offers an in-depth look at encouraging healthy lifestyles in patients, especially in patients with overweight and obesity. The report covers such issues as weight management alternatives; talking to patients about overweight and obesity; government ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity.html

Early Study Results Show AIM-HI Can Help Patients Make, Sustain Lifestyle Changes

May 17, 2010 - Here's a simple message for physicians struggling to find a fitness program that helps patients lead a healthier lifestyle: AIM-HI works. Preliminary results from the AAFP's Americans In Motion-Healthy Interventions, or AIM-HI, research project, which was conducted by the Academy's ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517aim-hi.html

U.S. Surgeon General Lays Out Goals, Priorities of Anti-Obesity Campaign

May 17, 2010 - U.S. Surgeon General and family physician Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., has made the prevention and treatment of obesity a major part of her campaign to improve the health of America.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517benjaminaudio.html

Properly Framing Conversations About Healthy Patient Lifestyles Is Key to Success

May 17, 2010 - As America's collective waistline continues to expand -- and the health of millions of its residents declines as a result -- it becomes ever more essential that primary care health professionals offer guidance on weight-related issues and reinforce the importance of healthy living in ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517converse.html

When It Comes to Losing Weight, Surgery Is 'Not the Ultimate Solution'

May 17, 2010 - When a patient who is obese can't shed pounds through diet and exercise, other options exist. However, family physicians interviewed by AAFP News Now said weight-loss medications aren't a long-term solution, and surgery has its risks.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517drugs-surgery.html

Fad Diets: Weighing Short-term Gains Against Long-term Harms?

May 17, 2010 - When it comes to weight loss, there is no doubt that so-called fad diets are everywhere. From television commercials to magazines lining the racks at the local grocery store, rapid weight-loss promises are practically plastered on every corner.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517fad-diets.html

Overcoming, Preventing Childhood Obesity Is a Family Affair

May 17, 2010 - It's not hard to make the case that childhood obesity is a problem that this nation needs to face, and quickly. The data show that kids as young as 4-6 years of age are being diagnosed with diseases we used to only see in adults -- hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, hardening of the...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517family-affair.html

Federal Government Takes Bigger Role in Combating Obesity

May 17, 2010 - The federal government has made the prevention and treatment of obesity a major part of its campaign to improve the health of America by launching a series of initiatives that are likely to have a long-term impact on stemming the tide of obesity in this country.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517fed-initiatives.html

FPs Can Guide Patients to Healthier Living

May 17, 2010 - For Frank Domino, M.D., of Worcester, Mass., a quick glance at his patient roster for the week reminds him of just how unhealthy Americans have become -- eight of the 13 patients scheduled for the day -- a Tuesday -- need to lose weight, exercise or both, says Domino in an interview ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517fps-guide.html

Getting Paid for Obesity, Overweight Services

May 17, 2010 - With their extensive training and emphasis on treating the whole person, family physicians are the medical specialty of choice to help Americans live healthier lifestyles and shed some excess weight in the process.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517getting-paid.html

Medical Schools Struggle to Provide Ample Training in Nutrition, Obesity Prevention

May 17, 2010 - Although knowledge about nutrition will be important to future physicians as they treat patients who are overweight or obese, there's not enough instruction about this topic in today's medical schools, say medical educators.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517med-schools.html

Support Patients Find in Group Visits Enhances Outcomes

May 17, 2010 - During the first year Byron Haney, M.D., of Ellensburg, Wash., offered his patients shared medical appointments, also known as group visits, to treat metabolic syndrome and diabetes, they lost an average of 15 to 22 pounds.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517group-visits.html

Videos Provide FPs Guidance on Encouraging Patients to Live Healthier Lifestyles

May 17, 2010 - AAFP member Michelle May, M.D., is an author, keynote speaker and expert on the topic of weight management. A self-styled recovered yo-yo dieter, May has extensive experience in dealing with weight management from both personal experience and from the perspective of patients who ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517mayvideos.html

Family Physicians Play Major Role in Preventing, Treating Obesity, Say Experts

May 17, 2010 - The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States has soared during the past two decades. In fact, according to a report recently released by the surgeon general, the prevalence of obesity among adults grew from 13.4 percent in 1980 to 34.3 percent in 2008.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517overview.html

Residencies Seek to Boost Training in Obesity Management, Lifestyle Issues

May 17, 2010 - Previous research has indicated that medical schools don't spend enough time teaching students about nutrition and weight. Now, a recent study suggests a similar shortfall in childhood obesity training exists among primary care residency programs.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517residencies.html

Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit

May 17, 2010 - The amount of information on overweight, obesity and healthy lifestyles available for family physicians and their patients can be overwhelming. That is why the staff of AAFP News Now have compiled this list of resources physicians and their patients can use to find out more information.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517toolkit.html

Video of the University of Kansas Medical Center's Healthy Hawks Program

May 17, 2010 - This page contains a video highlighting a University of Kansas Medical Center childhood obesity program called Healthy Hawks that encourages parents and children to work together to get healthier.

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517family-affair/kumc-healthy-hawks-video.html

An AAFP Member and Staff Members Tell of Their Journeys to Healthier Lifestyles

May 17, 2010 - Weight problems and the lack of a healthy lifestyle is something that can affect anyone. These audiocasts tell the story of AAFP Past President Michael Fleming, M.D., of Shreveport, La., who has struggled with weight issues his entire life; AAFP staff member Mike Chamberlain, who ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Overweight and Obesity

https://www.aafp.org/news/obesity/20100517patientstories.html

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