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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 Mar, 2019

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

March #OBSM Chat Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery By Kasey P.S. Goodpaster, Ph.D. Research has consistently demonstrated that bariatric surgery is the most durable and

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07 Feb, 2019

The complications of bariatric surgery: an OBSM discussion

February 2019 blog (by Dr. Neil Floch)   The complications of bariatric surgery: an OBSM discussion     The incidence, perception, and treatment of complications after bariatric surgery are feared but rarely discussed by

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08 Jan, 2019

January 2019 #obsm chat blog: Disordered Eating

January 2019 #obsm chat blog: Disordered Eating by Alexis Conason   When we think about eating disorders, we tend to think about a specific group of people--typically thin, young, white, cisgendered women. However, research indicates

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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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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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12 Feb, 2019

The complications of bariatric surgery: an OBSM discussion

The complications of bariatric surgery: an OBSM discussion

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11 Dec, 2018

What are Wearables Able and Not Able To Do For Weight Management?

Can wearables really help you lose weight? What exactly are wearables able to do?

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