This month marks the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ Pride tradition.
Racism, oppression and white supremacy have no place in our vision for the future of our country and we stand with those fighting against it. State-sanctioned violence against black and brown people has been a fact in this country since its founding. It must end now and those who perpetuate it must be held to account.
Racism is a public health issue. Trauma is a public health issue. We cannot ensure the health and wellbeing of all until equity – across all sectors, including health, criminal justice, law enforcement, education – is achieved.
In December, researchers announced that almost half of all Americans could have obesity by 2030. As we start this new decade, it is imperative that we change the narrative surrounding obesity. We need to raise awareness, lower stigma, and make it easier for those with obesity to receive the care they deserve.
One year ago, the Lancet Commission on Obesity published its seminal report, The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change. Today, the report remains impactful and more relevant than ever.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is appropriate for patients, practitioners and other stakeholders to avoid holiday weight gain. This time of year, stretching from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, and sometimes expanded to include Halloween, includes indulgence in food and drink beyond recommendations for a balanced diet. Weight gain during the holidays is a common problem, although most American adults typically gain only around one pound.
Today, more than 93 million U.S. adults are living with obesity. Many do not consider obesity as a disease or that there are health professionals who can help them with weight-loss and maintenance. Having access to obesity care can lead to a more successful weight management journey, but many Americans lack insurance coverage to help them pay for these healthcare options. We believe that everyone should have access to obesity care that is not limited by a person’s weight or economic status.
SPECIAL EDITION: Leading expert and STOP Member Allison Sylvetsky, PhD, discusses the science of non-nutritive sweeteners and their role in obesity management.
AADE Presentation: Interprofessional Core Competencies for Obesity Treatment and Conversations about Weight
The human skeletal system is an integrated framework of more than 200 bones and connective tissues that maintain body structure and facilitate movement. Over time, the joints that connect the bones in our skeletal system undergo wear and tear that limits their flexibility. Abnormal or excessive strain on the joints can lead to arthritis, an umbrella term used to characterize inflammatory diseases that affect one or more of the body’s 360+ joints and surrounding structures.