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Kaiser Plastic Surgery Class Action Lawsuit

In California, a trial is currently underway that could have a major impact on insurance coverage for plastic surgery following massive weight loss. The class action lawsuit was filed against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., alleging that the insurance company violated California Statute – Health and Safety Code section 1367.63 by denying claims for removal of […]

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ObesityHelp Conference Speakers: OH2015 Friday Workshops

Announcing the ObesityHelp Conference Speakers: Friday Workshops We are excited to announce our 2015 ObesityHelp Conference speakers for the Friday Workshops. In addition to a great line up of speakers, this year we have added more fitness activities to the conference schedule. Make sure to stop by and learn more about them and their session, we will be adding […]

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March Member Spotlight: Weight Loss Surgery Before and After

Every day, we see ObesityHelp members reach amazing goals, embracing health and wellness, and celebrating non-scale victories. Today we’re celebrating OH member, Scott Beckman, by sharing his weight loss surgery Before and After photos. A big high five and congrats, Scott! SCOTTBECKMAN’S BEFORE & AFTER Obesity Help Member: scottbeckman Weight Loss Total: 205lbs Surgery Type:  Roux-en-Y (10/08/01) […]

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Spice Up Your Food and Health

Tiny packages with Big Benefits: The value of spicing up our food  “Spices not only contribute significantly to the gastronomic pleasure of eating but they can also be powerful medicinals.” As we think about our food we often consider the big players of carbohydrates, protein and fat, and the influence they have on our health. Hidden […]

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Emotional Baggage: Let It Go!

We work hard to lose weight and live a healthier life. We lose pounds, have excess skin removed yet despite the physical transformation and less weight to carry around, many still let pieces of emotional baggage weigh them down. No doubt, years of living affected by obesity rack up quite a few negative experiences, people […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Quick, popular and healthy sums up this version of Spinach Artichoke Dip with sliced veggie dippers.  This dip is made with creamy Brie and Parmesan and is hard to beat. Next time, forget ordering the high fat restaurant version, and head home to enjoy this fabulous favorite!  To celebrate the green for St. Patrick’s Day, […]

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OH2015 Early Bird Registration Closes March 27th

The OH2015 ObesityHelp National Conference Early Bird Registration closes on March 27th. Registration includes access to all conference activities on Friday & Saturday, plus lunch on Saturday. Just $75 (Save $10) – Reserve Your Tickets NOW 2015 ObesityHelp National Conference When October 16th & 17th Where Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard Cary, North Carolina 27513 […]

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Obesity Rates on the Rise: Rethink Strategy in the “War on Obesity”?

Gallup released the 2014 United States obesity rates and for the third year in a row obesity rates have risen. In 2014, 27.7% of U.S. adults were classified as obese, an increase of two percentage points since 2008. It is the highest obesity rate reported in the seven years of tracking by Gallup-Healthways. Obesity is […]

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Who Says Thin is Beautiful, and Fat is Ugly?

Why are skinny people featured in the media as healthy, sexy, and successful? Why do ad campaigns repeatedly teach us, “New ways to get rid of ugly fat?” Why do most people want to be thin? Back in the day, having a few extra pounds was a sign of wealth. It meant having more than […]

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Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory – Zip Lining

Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory with Watson From enjoying his life now as a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) post-op, Watson’s journey took him to achieving a goal he made as a pre-op.  Watson shares about his latest Non-Scale Victory (NSV) adventure: “I have a fear of heights.  Before I did the zip line…I felt really nervous about doing […]