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Welcome to the #obsm community

Bringing together advocates, health care professionals, and people affected by obesity

The obesity social media (#obsm) community is dedicated to increasing awareness of and improving access to unbiased, evidence-based obesity treatments.

Since the #obsm chat was launched by five physicians in 2016, the #obsm leadership team has expanded to include patients, advocates, and allied health professionals. In addition to monthly chats, the #obsm hashtag unites all who are committed to ending the stigma surrounding obesity and supporting individuals with this disease.

Recent Blog Posts

Every chat is preceded by a blog post describing the planned topic and questions.

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07 Jun, 2019

#OBSM June 9, 2019: Is Bariatric Surgery Safe and Effective for Older Patients?

#OBSM June 9, 2019:  Is Bariatric Surgery Safe and Effective for Older Patients? By Walt Medlin, M.D., F.A.C.S. @bonuslife Four out of 10 Americans over the age of 65 have obesity (Body Mass Index>30). Those over 65 with obesity have

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17 May, 2019

Why can’t a person with diabetes and a BMI of 50 have bariatric surgery in Louisiana?

#OBSM May 19, 2019: Why can’t a person with diabetes and a BMI of 50 have bariatric surgery in Louisiana? By Rachel L. Moore, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM @rachelmooremd The Louisiana State Capitol

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12 Apr, 2019

Does Online Connectedness Help or Hurt Weight Management Efforts?

#OBSM April 14, 2019: Does Online Connectedness Help or Hurt Weight Management Efforts?   By Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD @PsychoDietitian   As more and more technology becomes available for us to connect with others and monitor

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Latest by #obsmchat

Latest Transcripts

While each monthly chat is only an hour long, tweets are archived for later review

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19 May, 2019

#OBSM May 19, 2019: Why can’t a person with diabetes and a BMI of 50 have bariatric surgery in Louisiana?

#OBSM May 19, 2019: Why can’t a person with diabetes and a BMI of 50 have bariatric surgery in Louisiana?

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14 Apr, 2019

#OBSM April 14, 2019: Does Online Connectedness Help or Hurt Weight Management Efforts?

Does Online Connectedness Help or Hurt Weight Management Efforts?

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10 Mar, 2019

Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

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