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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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11 Jan, 2020

January 2020 #obsm chat blog: New Year’s Resolutions, Goal Setting, and Weight Management. What’s Important?

January 2020 #obsm chat blog:  New Year’s Resolutions, Goal Setting, and Weight Management.  What’s Important?   By Dr. Rachel Goldman, Ph.D., FTOS, @AskDr_Rachel   With the New Year, you may be thinking

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09 Nov, 2019

December 2019 Chat: Take-Home Points From Obesity Week 2019

November 2019 #obsm chat blog: Highlights from Obesity Week 2019 Courtesy of Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, @ConscienHealth     Obesity Week is an interdisciplinary scientific meeting that happens annually in the fall. This year’s meeting

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11 Oct, 2019

October 2019 #obsm chat blog: Can a surgery “cure” Type 2 diabetes or put it into remission?

October 2019 #obsm chat blog: The Twitter poll, public denial, and lives lost unnecessarily: Can a surgery “cure” Type 2 diabetes or put it into remission?  By Dr. Neil Floch, MD, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Nuvance Health

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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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12 Jan, 2020

January 2020 #obsm chat blog: New Year’s Resolutions, Goal Setting, and Weight Management. What’s Important?

January 2020 #obsm chat blog: New Year’s Resolutions, Goal Setting, and Weight Management. What’s Important?

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08 Dec, 2019

December 2019 #obsm chat: Staying healthy over the holidays

December 2019 #obsm chat: Staying healthy over the holidays

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15 Jul, 2019

How to approach weight regain? Let’s chat!

How to approach weight regain? Let’s chat!

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