Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • AHA 2022 Did ISCHEMIA Change the Path to Cath in Stable CAD?   Michelle O'Donoghue and interventional cardiologists Rasha Al-Lamee, and Jacqueline Tamis-Holland discuss if the ISCHEMIA trial changed the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease.
  • Much-Needed Guidance Arrives on Drug-Induced Liver Injury Dr Nancy Reau speaks with Dr Robert Fontana, the co-author of recent guidance from the AASLD on how to diagnose and manage the harmful consequences of certain drugs and unregulated supplements.
  • Staving Off Holiday Weight Gain Is the 5-pound weight gain inevitable around the holidays? Dr Gonsahn-Bollie gives some helpful tips on navigating the holidays to avoid gaining weight.
  • TikTok Time Bomb: Perpetuating Weight Loss and Diets Hashtags promoting diet and weight loss proliferate on TikTok, but most content is from nonexperts. Dr Caroline Apovian offers thoughts on how to change the conversation.
  • New Recommendations for Hyperglycemia Management   Much has changed in this consensus report on the use of glucose-lowering drugs in diabetes and it's relevant to primary care.
  • Which Exercise Is Best for Bone Health? Running, strength training, yoga — which exercise is best for bone health? Dr Madhusmita Misra offers insight into preferred exercise for patients with osteoporosis.
  • Change Makers: Dr Isaacs on Healthcare Delivery Innovations Dr Whyte speaks with Permanente Medical Group CEO and Executive Director Dr Richard Isaacs about how the pandemic changed our expectations of healthcare delivery and upcoming innovations in patient care.
  • Landmark Study Assesses Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes Few data have been available for analyzing the best treatments in type 2 diabetes. Dr Plotzker discusses a landmark study that assesses available options to inform clinicians' choices.
  • Episode 4: The Microbiome and Renal Cell Carcinoma   Drs Sumanta Pal and Jennifer Wargo discuss how the gut microbiome impacts response to cancer therapy in patients with renal cell carcinoma.
  • Caring for the Aging Transgender Patient K. Ashley Brandt, DO, discusses often overlooked care options for older transgender patients as their numbers continue to grow.
  • Are Weight Loss Medications for Health or Thinness? TikTok users and celebrities have touted the use of semaglutide (Ozempic) for weight loss, diverting it from its intended use. Dr Sylvia Bollie shares her mixed feelings about this growing trend.
  • Obesity Week 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Obesity Week 2022
  • Managing Conversations About Weight in Non-White Patients Discussing obesity with patients of color provides unique challenges for healthcare providers. Jamy D. Ard, MD, offers advice on navigating these conversations.
  • Is Brain Insulin Important for Whole-Body Metabolism?   How does brain insulin resistance affect metabolism? Martin Heni, MD, discusses findings from a recent study along with treatment approaches for brain insulin resistance.
  • Playing the Fat Shame Game in Medicine: It Needs to Stop We know that weight stigma is a serious issue that affects the physical health and psychological well-being of our patients. So why are we, as healthcare providers, part of the problem?
  • Is Waist-to-Hip Ratio a Better Mortality Predictor Than BMI?   Physicians should measure waist-to-hip ratio, as it is a more reliable predictor of all-cause mortality than BMI, new findings suggest.
  • Does the Mediterranean Diet Prevent Obesity? What is the evidence about the Mediterranean diet? Dr Caroline Apovian discusses a recent review about the diet along with guidance on educating patients about the Mediterranean diet.
  • The Marked Contrast in Pandemic Outcomes Between Japan and the US At least half of the people in Japan are planning to continue to use masks indefinitely even without a mandate.
  • AAP 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAP 2022
  • In Public Health Campaigns, Music Strikes a Lasting Chord   Dr Benjamin Levy, who has launched successful music-based campaigns including for colorectal cancer screening, shares his tips for educating through song.