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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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13 Jun, 2020

June 2020 #obsm chat blog: Gender Disparity in Weight Perception and Treatment

June 2020 #obsm chat blog: Gender Disparity in Weight Perception and Treatment By Dr. Paul Davidson, PhD (@PaulDavidsonPhD)   While the rates of overweight and obesity are very similar for men and women, impacts on women tend to not only be

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14 May, 2020

May 2020 #obsm chat blog: Sleep, sleep, sleep! Those elusive 8 hours

May 2020 #obsm chat blog: Sleep, sleep, sleep! Those elusive 8 hours By Dr. Robyn Osborn Pashby, PhD (@RPashbyPhD) and Dr. Kelly Donahue, PhD (@KellyDonahuePhD) The elusive 8 hours of sleep. For many people, the idea of sleeping soundly for

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02 Apr, 2020

April 2020 #obsm chat blog: Coping During the Age of COVID-19 (co-hosted with the Obesity Action Coalition)

Join OBSM for a Tweet Chat on April 7! Coping During the Age of COVID-19   Tweet Chat Details: Who: Co-hosted by Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and OBSM (Obesity Social Media) – Follow @ObesityAction and @obsm on

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Latest Transcripts

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

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14 Jun, 2020

June 2020 #obsm chat blog: Gender Disparity in Weight Perception and Treatment

June 2020 #obsm chat blog: Gender Disparity in Weight Perception and Treatment

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17 May, 2020

May 2020 #obsm chat blog: Sleep, sleep, sleep! Those elusive 8 hours

May 2020 #obsm chat blog: Sleep, sleep, sleep! Those elusive 8 hours

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07 Apr, 2020

April 2020 #obsm chat blog: Coping During the Age of COVID-19 (co-hosted with the Obesity Action Coalition)

Coping During the Age of COVID-19 (co-hosted with the Obesity Action Coalition)

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